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Angel Area Guide
Our area guide to Angel gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include EC1V
Property Types & Architecture
Angel straddles the Metropolitan boroughs of Finsbury and Islington where early Victorian and Georgian townhouses sit happily alongside new developments and council blocks built between the 1930's and 1960's. The completion of the Victoria Line and the renovation of Angel Tube encouraged developers to renovate a lot of the existing properties as well as build new ones.
Shopping & Entertainment
Upper Street is the main shopping street that runs through Islington with Angel tube sitting at the bottom end. There are a wealth of fashionable shops, bars and restaurants on Upper Street as well as a vibrant Arts scene including the Kings Head and Almeida Theatres and many live music events drawing big name artists. For those that like to delve into the area's past, The Islington Museum offers an insight into the area's history and social and political rise. Food lovers will also love Islington's Farmers' Market.
Parks & Commons
Compared to the number of bars and restaurants in the area Angel is rather light on green spaces, although they can be found nearby. The largest being Highbury Fields which at 29 acres offers something for everyone. There is also The Ecology Centre and Nature Reserve at Gillespie Park.
Who lives here?
Angel and Islington's diverse qualities attract many different types of people to live there. Celebrities and young professionals favour the area due to its proximity to the centre of London as well as its maintained neighbourhood charm.
Guide to Angel transport links
Old Street (Zone 1)
Angel Local Authorities
Angel is represented by Islington Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Angel Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Angel area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Angel & Exam Results
Schools in Angel fall under the Islington Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Angel by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Angel
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