Top Picks For Valentine’s Day At Angel Central

Calling all lovebirds and friends gearing up for Valentine’s Day! With the big day just around the corner, we’ve got all the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s celebration. Whether you’re planning a low-key date night or searching for the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day at Angel Central.

Crazy Golf & Love Bug Cocktails at Birdies

On Valentine’s Day we DRINK pink, losers! When you’re done trying to #makefetchhappen, why not jump on Birdies grool Valentine’s deal and bag yourself 2 golf tickets and 2 totally pink Love Bug cocktails for this year’s big official date night? Check out their official Valentine’s WEEK package offers here.


Valentine’s Day Collection at Hotel Chocolat

Give a gift that says more than Happy Valentine’s Day. You know the ones. They know just what to say. They offer you their last chocolate. We all have those people who lift us up, make us smile. This year, give them a gift that says more than Happy Valentine’s Day; a gift from Hotel Chocolat that shows them what they mean to you.


Watch Mean Girls this Galentine’s Day at VUE

From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). This new film at VUE Islington is the perfect screening for you and your gal pals this Galentine’s Day.


Enjoy Cocktails & Nacho Wednesdays at Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen

Dive into nacho heaven every Wednesday at Northwood! Enjoy completely unlimited nachos for just £5 from 7-9pm. Why not make a meal out of it and treat yourself to Northwood’s scrumptious cocktails during their unmissable Happy Hour? You can find out more here.


Valentine’s Day Gifts by Rituals

Life isn’t perfect, but love can come pretty close. The essence of all good things, it’s the glue that connects us all. Celebrate its infinite power and share it with a gift. From your partner to your parents, spoil them silly this Valentines’ Day with Rituals.

Top Picks This Veganauary At Angel Central

With the New Year in full swing, our incredible community finds itself immersed in the spirit of Veganuary, a global movement encouraging individuals to embrace a plant-based lifestyle for the month of January. Nestled in the heart Islington is Angel Central, a shopping and dining haven that has become a hotspot for those seeking delectable vegan options. From the aromatic flavours of Wagamama to the health-conscious offerings at Itsu, Angel Central is the perfect place for plant-based enthusiasts and curious foodies alike.


Lion’s Mane ‘Steak’ Bulgogi at Wagamama

As we enter another year, Wagamama is inviting their guests to make small choices for big change. Whether that’s adding more movement into your day or resolving to eat more plants. And on that last one, they’ve got you covered.

To their 50% plant-based menu they welcome a new plant-powered bowl set to get even the most devout meat-eaters excited. Say hello to the new lion’s mane ‘steak’ bulgogi, available exclusively this January only.


Vegan Croissant at Pret

Whether you’re 100% plant-based, vegan-ish, or meat-free some days, Pret’s mission is to make meat-free food so good that it can be enjoyed by everyone. Who says you have to skip the treats in Veganuary? From croissants to brownies to muffins, now is the perfect time indulge in Pret’s vegan bakery at Angel Central.


Unbelievable Vegan* Sleekster by Hotel Chocolat

Everyone should be able to enjoy Hotel Chocolat’s glorious chocolate creations, with no compromises. That’s why their chocolatiers have created the Unbelievably Vegan* Sleekster. With a luxurious array of 33 unbelievably vegan* chocolates, it’s the perfect box for plant-based giftees, dark chocolate devotees, or those who just appreciate a cacao-rich, quality chocolate.


Enjoy Exciting New Promotions At Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen

From Happy Hour to Nacho Wednesdays, enjoy exciting new promotions and events at the new Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen, Angel Central.


£14 Lunchtime Offer


Introducing the £14 lunchtime special… Elevate your mid-week lunches at Northwood with a main dish and a drink for just £14, what’s not to love?

Book now at the link in our bio and indulge on our delicious range of burgers – including our brand new Christmas Burger – pizzas or even a Caesar Salad. Pair that with our range of bottled beers, wine or a soft drink. Lunch = sorted


Happy Hour


UNMISSABLE HAPPY HOUR! Ready to turn your weekdays into a fiesta? Join us for the ultimate Happy Hour between 4-7pm! Dive into 2-4-1 rosé, prosecco, cocktails, & pizza – plus, score pints for ONLY £5!




NACHO WEDNESDAYS. Jump into nacho heaven every Wednesday at Northwood! Enjoy completely unlimited nachos for just £5 from 7-9pm.


Don’t miss out on the ultimate mid-week treat, grab the squad and enjoy all the sport while you feast.




GRAB A SLICE OF THE ACTION WITH EVERY PINT! Friday perfection is here at Northwood. Escape the office and kick off your weekend right with a free slice of Margherita Pizza with every pint you buy! Book now via the link in our bio, cheers to the weekend #sportsbar #northwood #lunch #pizza




ALL STAR TUESDAYS HAVE ARRIVED! Tuesday is the new Friday at Northwood, enjoy double spirits for the price of singles, 2 bombs for £8, and an extended happy hour! That’s not all, our resident DJs will be spinning the tunes from 9pm, so don’t forget your dancing shoes! Book now via the link in our bio #sportsbar #northwood #DJs #happyhour #drinks


TalkSPORT Quiz


Test your knowledge at the talkSPORT Quiz – where brains meet pints & pizza, every Monday All teams get to indulge in 2-4-1 pints & pizza, and guess what? The winning team snags a whopping £100 bar tab! Book now via the link in our bio to secure your spot!


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.