Best areas to rent in London: A guide to Angel

The area

If you are in London and ask someone between the age of 22-30 where the best place to rent in London is, there is a good change the name Angel will come up.

Angel has become a popular area to rent for young professionals.  This is due to the fact that it has easy access to the city of London, and is a lively area with lots to do.  It also has the benefit of being within easy reach of the West End.

Upper Street is where many people go after a hard day at work or on the weekend, with restaurants, bars, shops and theatres.

Angel is also renowned for its arts culture including quaint independent theatres.  There are over 15 varied venues, from the pub theatres to those that are internationally acclaimed.

One of the more endearing aspects to the area is that although it can seem commercial, when you start to explore the area you can find local independent bars as well as the high street chain pub.  The canal is a popular hang out in the summer and is good for runners and people wanting to cycle away from the busy London roads.  The canal goes to Limehouse where you can head on to Canary Wharf or the quaint pubs of Wapping.


Interesting facts about Angel:

  • Angel is one of five stations on the Underground system named after pubs: the others being Elephant & Castle, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak and Manor House
  • Angel Tube Station, has Western Europe’s longest escalator with 318 steps (although you might not want to use them!)


  • Nearest underground stop
    • Angel (Northern Line) (Zone 1):  It is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line, between Old Street and King's Cross St. Pancras stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 1
  • Nearest mainland train station
    • Old Street (National Rail)
  • Bus routes: Routes 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 205, 214, 274, 341, 394, 476. N19, N38, N41, N73, N205.
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Angel Local Authorities:

Angel is represented by Islington Council.

Schools: We recommend the following website:


Crime data:


Average rental prices

  • A 1 bed flat rents on average at £255-£340 per week (based on 2012 data)
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