Oliver Bonas Set To Land This May At Angel Central

We’re thrilled to announce Oliver Bonas is opening its doors on Saturday 11th May at Angel Central. Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, designing their own take on fashion and homeware. Join us at Oliver Bonas for their opening and get ready to explore their brand new Islington store, plus enjoy drinks and a DJ from 12pm – 4pm.
With a promise to make living a joyful experience and give cause for optimism, uplifting and inspiring new designs will land in store every week. Expect impactful homeware, bright, colourful clothing and accessories, eye-catching jewellery, and imaginative gift ideas.

Oliver Tress, Founder at Oliver Bonas, said: “We’re pleased to announce our latest store offering of style and inspiration in the heart of Islington. This vibrant community is the perfect backdrop for our eclectic products, and we’re excited to share our unique blend of fashion, homeware, and gifts with everyone who walks through our doors.”

5 Unmissable Ways to Spend Your Bank Holiday at Angel Central

Are you looking for the perfect way to spend the upcoming April bank holiday in London? Here at Angel Central Shopping Centre, we’ve got you covered. From food and drink to fashion and entertainment, with so much to see and do, it can take time to figure out where to start. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top four unmissable ways to spend your bank holiday at Angel Central. Whether you’re looking to indulge in retail therapy, catch a movie, or savour some delicious cuisine, we’ve got you covered. So pack your bags, grab your friends and family, and prepare for a fun-filled bank holiday at Angel Central Shopping Centre.

Bank Holiday activities at Angel Central

Islington in Bloom 2023

Angel Central Shopping Centre is always buzzing with activity, and the Bank Holiday weekend is no exception.

Get growing with Islington’s beloved gardening competition Islington in Bloom 2023, one of the highlights of the weekend! Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, this is your chance to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and healthier borough. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the competition and it’s going to be grander than ever before. You don’t need any experience or even a garden to participate – everyone is welcome to join in on the green-thumb action!

We want Islington to be cleaner, greener, and healthier, and our gardening competition is a great way for us to reimagine our shared spaces together and make this happen. Gardening has many benefits for people and the environment:

·It raises our spirits by making our shared spaces more beautiful.
·It makes Islington more attractive to pollinators and other wildlife.
·It supports biodiversity and helps protect our environment.
·It brings people together and is great for health and wellbeing.
·It’s fun!

There are fantastic prizes to be won:

·All entrants receive a voucher for a free bag of compost from Camden Garden Centre
·The first, second and third place in each category receive a Garden Centre Gift Voucher
·Everyone receives an award certificate

Simply fill in the new online entry form and submit your photos via the Islington In Bloom webpage here: Islington Council: Islington in Bloom | Islington Council

All entries are welcome.

To find out more about this years competition, meet the judges and get advice on what makes a great entry, come along to Angel Central on Saturday 8th April 11am – 2pm where we’ll be sowing seeds, potting plants, offering advice and celebrating our anniversary.

Puppy Yoga

The fun doesn’t stop there, from Friday through to Monday, you can experience the ultimate puppy experience! You will be joined by a litter of puppies who are all getting ready to venture off to their new homes. Each puppy yoga class will start off with puppy cuddles and individual photo opportunities! You will then carry on with some gentle yoga movements and breaks. The class will finish off with everyone on their backs lying down on their yoga mat with a puppy placed on their tummy for extra relaxation.

Puppy yoga is beneficial for the puppies as it allows them to socialise with new people in different environments, creating less separation anxiety when they officially go off to the new homes. From a wellness perspective, it is great for attendees too as it allows you to take a moment out of the day to unwind and relax from the everyday stresses of work and life.

Tickets are released every Thursday for the following weekend. Please check Puppy Yoga London’s website each week as they may release tickets at different times each week. Puppy Yoga London don’t release tickets further than one week in advance which has allowed all attendees to have a much better chance of getting tickets. To book a ticket for Puppy Yoga London’s upcoming sessions at Angel Central, click here.

Shopping options at Angel Central

Angel Central Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shopping options for all tastes and budgets. From high-end fashion boutiques to budget-friendly retailers, there’s something for everyone. This bank holiday, why not indulge in some retail therapy and find something for yourself or your friends and family? Find several well-known brands, including H&M, Uniqlo, Accessorize and more.
Angel Central also offers a variety of independent retailers for those looking for something unique. Including its sustainable market, where you can discover a range of environmentally friendly products, from homemade jams to handmade crafts. You can find all sorts of treasures here, and it’s the perfect place to pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir or gift.

Dining options at Angel Central

If you’re looking for something delicious to eat, Angel Central has a range of dining options to satisfy any craving. From quick bites to sit-down meals, there’s something for every taste and budget. For a quick and easy snack, head to Saint Espresso or the out-of-this-world Myungrang hotdogs. You can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at Pret or tea and a freshly baked pastry or sandwich here.

For something more substantial, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for burgers in Birdies or Japanese in Wagamama, Angel Central has it all. You can enjoy a sit-down meal with friends and family or grab a quick bite to eat on the go.

But the dining options at Angel Central are not just limited to food. You can enjoy a refreshing drink after a long shopping day. Whether you’re in the mood for a pint of beer or a fancy cocktail in Birdies. 

Entertainment options at Angel Central

Angel Central Shopping Centre is not just a great place to shop and eat. It also offers a range of entertainment options to keep you entertained during your bank holiday visit.

For movie lovers, the Vue Cinema is a must-visit. Here, you can catch the latest blockbuster movies in the comfort, including the new Mario movie. With comfortable seats, surround sound, and a range of snacks and drinks, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you’re looking for something a little more active, head to Birdies. Here, you can play the bright and colourful mini-golf and enjoy the wacky golf course while having fun with friends and family. 

Best deals and discounts available during the Bank Holiday weekend

If you’re looking to bag a bargain during your bank holiday visit to Angel Central Shopping Centre, you’re in luck. Many of the stores and restaurants offer special deals and discounts during the weekend, making it the perfect time to shop and dine.

To make the most of these deals, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and make a list of the stores and restaurants you want to visit. This way, you can maximise your time and make sure you don’t miss out on any great deals.

Angel Central Shopping Centre is the perfect place to spend your bank holiday in London. With an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy, catch a movie, or savour some delicious cuisine, Angel Central has got you covered. So pack your bags, grab your friends and family, and get ready for a fun-filled bank holiday at Angel Central Shopping Centre.

4 Gifts For Her This Valentine’s Day

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has officially begun. Maybe you’re struggling for inspiration or perhaps time isn’t on your side, but don’t worry, we’ve curated a mini gift guide guaranteed to make your Valentine’s heart flutter. From date night at award-winning venues to limited edition collections, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Angel Central.


With Love Sleekster


Luxury chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, have recently launched their 2022 Valentine’s Day collection, and it’s every bit as aesthetically pleasing and scrumptious as we could’ve hoped for. Explore the collection today at Angel Central – from star-studded chocolate boxes to elaborate hampers – and feel the joy of finding the perfect present to make their hearts soar, too. Let the Valentine’s Day Sleekster showcase your love this February 14th. Whether it’s a gift for your significant other or a self-care treat, this luxurious pink box houses 27 irresistible chocolate hearts. Truffles, tipples and caramels are brimming with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate and delectable fillings.


Renewing Routine


Rituals’ luxurious gift sets are the perfect way to surprise your Valentine with a message of love. Their sets are the gift of a soulful moment – all beautifully wrapped and ready to give. Like the Renewing Routine, a medium gift box containing a shower foam, scented candle, body scrub and body cream. Your love will celebrate each day as a new beginning with this gift box, with each product scented of cherry blossom and rice milk. Plus, Rituals’ sustainable gift set boxes can also be re-used as a luxury storage box with all paper used FSC certified, originating from well-managed forests with the highest environmental and social standards.


Gold Vermeil Single Pearl Necklace


Spark joy on your special day with the Z for Accessorize collection, a luxurious range created by Zara Simon that brings premium glamour to their jewellery edit. Each beautiful piece is plated in yellow gold, rose gold or platinum, with some designs featuring sparkling semi-precious gemstones. Like this Gold Vermeil Single Pearl Necklace. Simple and elegant, this necklace consists of just a single pearl threaded on a delicate chain, designed in recycled sterling silver in gold vermeil.


Aroma Diffuser


Give the gift of peace and tranquility this Valentine’s Day with Muji’s Aroma Diffuser. Drop the desired oil, or a blend of two, into the water and let the ultrasonic vibrations diffuse the chosen scent. With two brightness levels, your loved one will be able to relax into the evening by setting the timer for the calming light. The Aroma Diffuser will help with your relaxation, concentration or to simply refresh a living space. 


Discover these incredible collections and limited edition products at Angel Central in time for Valentine’s Day. Click here to see our opening times.


Angel Central Magazine Winter Issue is here!


The latest issue of Angel Central Magazine is out now!


It’s that time of year again, and what a year it has been! We’ve gone from lockdown closures to grand reopenings, and seen Angel Central transformed with the completion of our refurbishment works back in March. July’s Summer Fête saw us throw the big party we had all been waiting for, thanking everyone for their efforts over two difficult years, and welcoming the local Islington community into a new space we can all call home.

Now we’re looking ahead to Christmas and the New Year beyond, with plenty to look forward to and shout about. Our Sustainable Market features a selection of London-based ethical and sustainable businesses, the best in local crafters and makers, all with their unique sustainable spin, and all available in one place at Angel Central.

Continuing our proudly-held sustainability mission, the centrepiece of this year’s Christmas decorations is our enchanted Community Forest throughout the plaza. In January each tree will be adopted and re-homed by a local Islington community group, proving each has a life beyond Christmas.

We’ve also partnered with Gaydio, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ FM radio service, and will feature as they bring the big tunes and bigger vibes throughout the festive season.

All that is the backdrop to our amazing choice of stores, and ever-growing food and dining lineup – adding up to an unmissable Christmas shopping experience. The only thing left to do is write that letter to Santa!


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The Blockbuster Bond Bash

We’ve been expecting you, Mr Bond. Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the enigmatic British super-spy has suffered from long delays, but those delays have done nothing to diminish the anticipation and expectation. Audiences are once again ready to dive into a world of shadowy plots, subterfuge, danger and dapper dinner suits.

No Time To Die is now showing at Vue Angel Central – the last chance to catch a glimpse of Craig’s Bond, and while we can’t promise another iconic steamy seaside scene, we can offer everything you need to experience a little of his trademark class and glamour for yourself. Here are four pieces to inspire your own Bond themed party, and celebrate the new movie’s release in a style that would make the secret agent proud. Remember to mix those drinks shaken not stirred, and if someone turns up with a white cat, question their seemingly good intentions.

Home Sahara Cocktail Shaker

ProPoker Professional 300 Chip Poker Set

Jacket Skinny Fit

Emily stretch velvet shift dress black

Satin clutch bag blue

The Angel Back to School Shopping Guide

Cramped classrooms and testing teachers might be the last thing on the minds of the young and the free this summer, and we certainly don’t want to spoil the fun too early. However, with the essentials all covered and some fun treats and trinkets bringing a bit of personality and distraction, we hope Angel Central can make the transition back to the books as painless as possible.

Check out the back to school essentials from Paperchase here;

Felt tips and colouring pencils – pack of 48

STABILO BOSS ORIGINAL Pastel Highlighters Wallet

Agenzio Large Dotted Notebook – Sea Foam

Recycled Square Pencil Case

Multi-coloured sticky pad




Read the Angel Central Magazine Summer Issue online now!


The latest issue of Angel Central Magazine is out now.

Full of perfect gift ideas and inspiration, and all the news on our amazing Summer Fête, Angel Central Magazine is now available to read online! 

– Summer Fête news, events and activities

– Summer fashion, picnic and back to school gift guides

– Angel Central’s new sustainable initiatives

– #WeAreAngel merch to show your Islington pride!


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

After a year of social distancing, mask wearing, and generally keeping yourself to yourself wherever possible, we can all feel a little out of practice when it comes to sharing. Love in the time of lockdown can feel hard to keep hold of, but that’s why it’s so important to keep sharing it. Whether you’re digitally dating, jumping on the family video chat, or painting the living-room red with all the single ladies and lads; this Valentine’s everyone is invited. Here are some ideas to help you share the love.


For her
Accessorize Love Wash Bag

Nothing says you’re spreading the love like embroidering it on a beautiful wash bag – the perfect little gift for someone in your life who could do with feeling pampered and spoiled.



For him
L’Occitane Eau de Toilette

You might not be able to glam up and hit the town this Valentine’s Day, but that’s no reason not to look, feel, and smell your best. Bring a splash of class to someone’s lockdown with great gift sets from L’Occitane.

For the fitness lover
Frame Gift Card

Suggesting someone get fit can be a minefield, be careful you don’t offend! But maybe you can both join forces and power-up together, with Frame offering classes that range from fun party vibes to high intensity full-on fitness.



For the friend with sweet tooth
Hotel Chocolat Hamper

Now you’ve got the fitness sorted, your loved ones can enjoy some guilt-free treats! Hotel Chocolat has packages and bundles big and small, so you can say “treat yourself” in the most delicious way possible.


For the person you haven’t seen for a while
Typo Gin & Lemon Card

Raise a glass to your digital squad and surprise with a little reminder that you’re thinking of them, adding a touch of the personal and physical to those Friday Zoom drinks. Alcohol-free options also available from Typo.

Chocolate happiness, gifted with elegance

The festive season isn’t just one day. It’s debating when to put up the tree, and when it’s too early for mince pies. It’s making your list and checking it twice. It’s sneaking a shake of your presents, and the look on their faces when they open theirs. At Hotel Chocolat, it’s our mission to help you gift chocolate happiness, never more so than at this time of year.

We invent, create and ribbon-tie your gifts so we can see for ourselves that they’re perfect, down to the finest detail. From festive sleeves, Selector gift boxes and chic bottle bags to Concierge bags and wicker hampers, it’s the attention to detail that means you can look forward to big smiles and you-shouldn’t-have head-tilts when your gifts are opened this year.

The Handpicked Christmas Collection

The Chocolatier’s Tables
Epic and unadulterated, this show-stopping collection makes a fantastic party centrepiece, an unforgettable gift or a way to share dessert.

Rather Large Cracker
The big bang.  An unapologetically large cracker, filled with 40 chocolates, 12 paper hats – and one serious snap!

The Chocolate Wreath Box
Adorn your kitchen cupboard with The Chocolate Wreath Box. Filled to the brim with caramels, pralines and truffles, treat yourself to your favourite festive chocolate bites. Perfect to tuck into as you trim your tree and deck the halls.


The Grand Chocolate Wreath Box
Weighing in at over a kilo of chocolate, we don’t think you’ll be swapping these for a Christmas wreath made out of holly any time soon! This epic creation includes 84 chocolates and six festive wreaths and is carefully curated to have the “wow” factor all chocolate boxes should.

Visit hotelchocolat.com to shop the full Christmas range online.

Happiness is… Hotel Chocolat at Christmas

The recently opened Hotel Chocolat at Angel Central has been keeping our sweet tooth satisfied this festive season. Here’s our delicious guide to season’s eatings, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat.


1. Complimentary tastings

Enjoy complimentary tastings at Hotel Chocolat today and every day until Christmas! 40% milk chocolate Jolly Penguin, filled with ooey, gooey molten caramel. Just pop into Hotel Chocolat, Angel. 


2. Chocolate lock-ins

Dreams can come true. Fancy being locked in Hotel Chocolat? Not only will you learn how chocolate’s made, you’ll taste a lot of it too. Get your ticket at the Angel hotel here.


3. Christmas in a cup

Happiness is…Salted Caramel & Clementine Hot Chocolat, topped with cacao whip in a 100% compostable Christmas cup. Prefer your own reusable cup? Excellent. You’ll save 50p if you bring your own.

The very thing you need to relax and refuel this festive season. Real, grated Hotel Chocolat chocolate, melted into your choice of milk, topped with their secret recipe cacao whip…