Best Christmas Beauty Gifts For Under £15

Embrace the spirit of Christmas and spread joy this festive season with our curated list of the best beauty gifts for £15 and under, available at Angel Central. From luxury beauty products to charming accessories, our handpicked selection ensures that you can spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank.

H&M 4-Pack Scalloped-Edge Flannels
From £12.99

Gift this beautiful set of four flannels by H&M Home in cotton terry that are soft and gentle on the skin. Overlocked, scalloped bottom edge and a hanger at the top, these flannels make the perfect present in their stylish patterned gift box.


Rituals Body Scrub Bar

Experience the traditional Hammam treatment at home with The Ritual of Hammam Clean Beauty Bar. This luxurious exfoliating bar is formulated with 92% natural origin ingredients, including eucalyptus and argan oil. Natural fruit seeds and kernels provide moderate to intense exfoliation, revealing softer and glowing skin, just like a traditional Hammam treatment.


L’OCCITANE Festive Limited Editions
From £4.00

Treat yourself and your loved ones with the magic of Provence with L’OCCITANE’s limited edition scents of Shea Sparkling Leaves, Powdered Shea and Almond and Flowers collections.


The Angel Central Sustainable Market 

Discover unique Christmas gifts at the Angel Central Sustainable Market throughout December. The Sustainable Market features a selection of London-based ethical and sustainable businesses, crafters and makers, all with their unique sustainable spin, and all available in one place.

Celebrating National Illustration Day with Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration has announced National Illustration Day, a new initative to celebrate the pictures that are essential to our lives and the people who make them.

To celebrate the very first National Illustration Day, Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration are setting up a pop-up illustration studio at Angel Central on Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November. Drop in and create your own illustration with Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration! No booking required, just drop in.

🗓️ Friday 24 November 2023
Drop in 11:00 – 16:00

🗓️ Saturday 25 November 2023
Drop in 12:00 – 16:00

🗓️ Sunday 26 November 2023
Drop in 12:00 – 16:00

(ID: Illustration of a big pencil with the text ‘I am an illustrator’, ‘#NationalIllustrationDay‘ and the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration logo.)

Join Us For The Final Weekend Of The Angel Central Food Fest

Food, glorious food! What an incredible month we’ve had at Angel Central, celebrating a range of incredible brands and foodie favourites at this year’s Food Fest. From unique sampling experiences with local producers and award-winning brands, to inspiring workshops hosted by thought leaders and creatives, Islington has come Together in Taste this October.

And it’s not over yet! Join us this weekend for the final few days of the Angel Central Food Fest. Expect incredible tasting experiences from DIRTEA and Oakberry, local brands and small business owners at the Angel Central Sustainable Market, plus a range of foodie-focused workshops and masterclasses.



DIRTEA will be offering a sampling experience in the Angel Central Piazza and an exclusive Mushroom Masterclass with DIRTEA’s co-founder, Simon Salter on Friday 27th October. DIRTEA was founded in 2021 by the Mushroom Brothers, Simon and Andrew Salter, who set out to bring mushrooms to the masses and spread the incredible benefits of fungi.

DIRTEA provides the purest and most potent adaptogenic mushroom powders and super blends on the market which can elevate focus, energy, sleep, immunity and joy! With products stocked in Selfridges, Holland and Barrett, Soho House, Planet Organic, Daylesford and Oliver Bonas, DIRTEA sits between the intersection of wellness and lifestyle.


Oakberry are on a journey to make açaí known and appreciated all over the globe. Oakberry’s organic açaí bowls with unlimited toppings are now part of the healthy lifestyle of millions of people in many countries, becoming even more present amongst health-conscious individuals. Fancy giving these açaí bowls a try? Oakberry will be joining us in the Angel Central Piazza for one final sampling experience on Sunday 28th October. The Oakberry team will also be hosting a unique unique açaí bowl crafting workshops from 10am- 1pm

Sustainable Market

Join us on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October for the Angel Central Sustainable Market, from 11am – 6pm. The Sustainable Market features a selection of London-based ethical and sustainable businesses, crafters and makers, all with their unique sustainable spin, and all available in one place. Discover a range of foodie favourites, artisan bakes, sustainable coffee, plus unique homeware and fashion brands, across both Saturday & Sunday.

Barnacle Brothers

Based on the Isle of Wight, Barnacle Brothers Botanical Rum is distilled with hand foraged botanicals harvested by its co-founders along the Isle of Wight’s coastline, as well as two species of organic seaweed. Barnacle Brothers will be giving away tasters, making cocktails, and serving their rum with a range of premium mixers on Sunday 29th October from 12pm – 6pm.

Free Kids Workshops

Celebrate the Food Fest at Angel Central this October half-term with Little Angel Theatre. Join the team on the 27th, 28th and 29th where they will be bringing some fantastic food-themed craft workshops and sensory storytelling sessions to Angel Central.

The Angel Central Food Fest: Islington Comes Together In Taste

The Angel Central Food Fest is a two week event bringing together a diverse selection of unique food and drink offerings, delicious experiences and exclusive offers, all in one place. The Great British Bake Off winner, David Atherton, will be just one of the guests joining the incredible lineup of restaurants, retailers and foodie favourites in Islington from Saturday 14th October to Sunday 29th October.

David Atherton will be hosting two free interactive workshops for kids at Angel Central on Tuesday 24th October and Thursday 26th October from 10am to 11.30am. The award-winning TV personality has a passion for healthy food and making it accessible to all. In David’s workshops, attendees will learn to draw and write their own recipes and are invited to sample a range of delicious treats.*

Angel Central will also be hosting two Sustainable Markets, creative workshops with Little Angel Theatre (27th– 29th October), and unique tasting experiences from local producers and national brands, including Oakberry, Fresko and Simply Roasted.

Throughout the Angel Central Food Fest, there will also be a range of exciting restaurant offers and promotions in the centre, such as Birdies, who are challenging visitors to embark on ‘The Spice is Nice Burger Challenge’. From Tuesdays to Thursdays throughout October, you can enjoy three cheeseburger sliders, each slathered in three different levels of Cheeky Burger house hot chilli sauce for £12. If you manage to eat all three within 10 minutes, you will receive a free drink!**

Adam Cummins, centre manager at Angel Central, added “For our third festival at Angel Central, we are focusing on something we all know and love, food. The aim is to bring together our local community for a fortnight of incredible food and drink. We have made all of the events free so everyone can join in on the celebrations. We’re really looking forward to a jam-packed half term in the centre, including David Atherton’s interactive kids workshops, which will encourage healthy eating and inspire children and young people to enjoy the art of food.”

Stay in the know and view our full events programme here.

*Food intolerances cannot be catered for

**Terms and Conditions apply, see in-store for detail.

Angel Central Wins 1st Place In Islington In Bloom’s 2023 Awards

We’re absolutely thrilled to have won the Gold Award and 1st Place for ‘Best Blooming Business’ in Islington In Bloom‘s 2023 awards.

This year is the 20th anniversary of Islington in Bloom. Islington is one of London’s most densely populated boroughs with the least amount of green space. Islington in Bloom’s aim is to be cleaner, greener, and healthier, and their gardening competition is a great way for the community to reimagine our shared spaces together and make this happen.

The award ceremony was a brilliant evening full of inspiring conversations with members of the community. Winners and runners up were presented with their prizes by Cllr Gary Heather, Mayor of Islington. Here’s to another incredible year for Islington!

Hello Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen: Welcome To Angel Central

This September, we are unveiling Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen, a unique destination for unrivalled sport viewing like never before, right in the heart of Islington in Angel Central – open seven days a week. Think giant UHD screens, a state-of-the-art sound system and a sun–kissed terrace, where you can enjoy the premium food offering along with a cracking line–up of international beers, amazing cocktails and wines. 

Catch all major international sporting events with Northwood – Football, Rugby, Cricket, F1, UFC, NFL, Tennis, Golf, Boxing and many more! Bookings are now open from Friday 8th September. There’s no better place to watch host nation France collide with All Blacks at 8.15pm as The Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off!

The venue, which has a south-facing terrace, will serve a food menu including pizza, burgers, wings and small plates such as loaded chilli waffle fries and mozzarella dippers. Sharing platters will include The Wingback platter – with 1kg of crispy wings, as well as sides and dips – and The Quarterback platter of cheeseburgers, fries and hot sauces.

Welcome to Angel Central, Northwood. Stay tuned on our socials for exciting updates, new and giveaways.

Back To School Guide: Get Ready For The New Term At Angel Central

Ready to tackle the new school year like a pro? Our ultimate back-to-school checklist has got you covered! From pencil case essentials to stationery desk storage, we’ve got all the school essentials here at Angel Central.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Checkered Collection
From £1.50

Trendy back-to-school accessories? Check! Step into the new academic year with confidence and flair with Flying Tiger’s new checkered collection.


Accessorize London Print Notebooks Set Of Two 

Dreaming of the big city? Write it down with these notebooks by Accessorize, finished with a sweet London design – spot Islington! It features two notebooks, so you’ll never run out of room…or dreams.


Argos Casio FX-83GTCQ Scientific Calculator  

The Casio FX-83GTCW is the upgaded version of the FX-83GTX (the UK’s best selling scientific calculator), containing additional features to include a high definition display and improved menu navigation. Approved for Key stages 3 and 4, recommended for GCSE national and Highers, Junior and Leaving. Available at Argos, Angel Central.

MUJI Acrylic Box 3 Drawers


Clear, acrylic storage makes finding what you’re looking for easy. These new and improved stackable versatile box by MUJI with three pull out drawers can be used to store all your school essentials.

Wow’s The Hope Brigade Exhibition Opens At Angel Central

Introducing The Hope Brigade Exhibition by WOW, now open at Angel Central. The Hope Brigade is a photography series profiling incredible women working at the forefront of their fields in 10 essential areas from conflict to climate justice, from 10 countries.
Featuring emerging photographers from Beijing to Brisbane, this exhibition is curated by WOW – Women of the World Festivals across the world, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture.
The exhibition tells a story of global feminism and charts the progress that has been made so far, offering hope and encouraging others to continue fighting for gender equality.

Pretty in Pink: Embrace Barbie’s Iconic Style at Angel Central

Unleash your inner Barbie as we dive into a world of all things pink and fabulous! With the highly anticipated Barbie movie out in cinemas across the UK, including Vue Cinema at Angel Central, it’s time to channel that signature Barbie charm into your wardrobe. In light of this, we’ve curated a delightful collection of pink-tastic fashion and accessories, all available at Angel Central.


H&M Satin Crêpe Wrapover Shirt Dress

Rock Barbieland in this beautiful dress in satin crêpe from H&M. Designed with a pointed collar with a V-shaped opening, a wrapover front,, and wide cuffs, you’ll be rocking the Barbie-look in this fit.


Accessorize Contrast Pipe Handheld Bag Pink 

A contemporary option to refresh your bag edit, this piece can be styled through day to evening. Designed in pebbled faux leather, it’s built with a block coloured body and contrast piping that climbs from underneath the bag and up into handles. The interior boasts plenty of space for your essentials with a suedette finish, central zipped compartment and magnetic snap closure to fasten. Style it as a comfy cross-body with the optional strap or snug under the arm with the top handles.


Calzedonia Shorts With Linen

Sprinkle a little Barbie magic into your summer outfit with these Calzedonia Shorts With Linen, featuring a soft elasticated waist for a relaxed fit.
Book your ticket to Barbieland at VUE here.

Lone Design Club Returns To Angel Central With A New Pop-Up Concept

Introducing Lone Design Club’s (LDC) first pop-up ‘Travel Boutique’; a captivating pop-up in the heart of Angel, exclusively dedicated to travellers seeking sustainable and independent brands. Pop in for all your unique summer grabs – whether it be a summery staycation or last minute getaway, Lone Design Club have you covered. This is your go-to destination for sustainable and independent travel essentials. Embark on a journey of discovery that celebrates conscious consumption and unforgettable.

In this boutique, Lone Design Club believe in the power of travel to inspire and connect people, while also leaving a positive impact on the world. Their boutique showcases a handpicked collection of ethically sourced and eco-friendly products from around the globe.

This July, Lone Design Club’s pop-up concept store will feature a curated selection of independent and conscious fashion, lifestyle and homeware brands. Brands include…

WEEK 1: By Precious Seronga, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Lula Laora, Metavocus, Samuday Studios, Ingmarson, Danshuu, Raffya, Lines Under Collusion, JB Tailoring, Lisha Studio, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Pongo England, Delmora, Sormeh Jewels, Loca Jewellery, Courier.

WEEK 2: Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Becci, The Artelier, 21.07 London, Beyond Yellow, Axelle Dufresne, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW Studio, Courier.

WEEK 3: Its 9pm, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Delta of Phoenix, 12.5mm, Le Bobu, Harmony Garden, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW Studio, Courier.

WEEK 4: Selia Richwood, Goldie London, Hairy Mary, Safarahh, Organic Hanger, 12.5mm, Le Bobu, Wink Atelier, Goldie Jewellery, Delmora, Loca Jewellery, AHW, Courier.

We can’t wait for you to shop, discover and learn all about the independent, sustainable brands Lone Design Club have to offer, as well as their immersive workshops and events. Make sure you RSVP by following the links or checking out Lone Design Club’s Events + Experiences page to not to miss out.