We’re celebrating because Angel has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag which means we’re an enjoyable AND a safe night out.

It’s the third year running that tough spot-check inspectors have praised our close and effective partnership with bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs, the police and Islington Council to manage our night-time economy well.

They said: “The BID…must be complemented on seeking and succeeding on developing, managing and sustaining a dynamic, bustling, historical, discerning and forward thinking commercial, residential and cultural zone.”

We are one of only six central London locations to gain Purple Flag – the Home Office’s official stamp.

Says our Chief Exec Christine Lovett: “To make sure the BID area offers a safe night out we work with all our venues, their security and our police team. People are attracted  for a great safe night out.”

Purple Flag is like the Blue Flag for Beaches – Angel gets the thumbs up for offering a vibrant mix of entertainment while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents. Inspectors look at any premises open after 6pm and only 41 other areas in England have won the award.