Kiko Milano Is Now Open At Angel Central

The No 1 makeup brand in Italy, KIKO MILANO is now open at Angel Central. KIKO identifies the major beauty trends of the moment and makes them accessible to all.

Combining the quality and creativity rooted in its Italian DNA, KIKO has conquered the most demanding and diverse beauty addicts with an endless range of shades, tones and textures to satisfy every professional and personalised make-up look!

Join KIKO at their exclusive store event on Wednesday 1st May, from 9am – close. Enjoy KIKO’s spin the wheel for a chance to win a free full size KIKO Iconic product (3D Hydra or Maxi Mod Mascara), plus take advantage of their complexion shade matching, skin consultations and Lip and Eye express looks on the day.

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.

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.

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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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!


Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – Celebrating Nature

The pandemic has seen so many people experience problems with their mental health or found themselves working to support friends and loved ones who are feeling the stress, pressure and uncertainty of lives that have been upended. This May’s Mental Health Awareness Week is the perfect chance to speak out, raise awareness, and help do something positive and important for the cause.

The benefits of the outdoors and exercise on health and wellness have long been established, but with a year of lockdown now behind us, many more have embraced it as support for their mental health. 

Thankfully, Islington boasts some of the best parks, scenery and walking spots in London, and we’re encouraging our locals and visitors from further afield to get out there and get active. Here are just a few potential stops to visit:


Barnard Park is easily accessible to visitors looking for green space with different amenities. To those with children, the park offers a One O’clock Club on a drop-in basis for those with children aged birth to five and the club is also available to rent for children’s parties. 

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At 29 hectares, Highbury Fields is Islington’s largest open space and the ultimate space for a lunchtime walk. On the edge of the park you’ll find  Highbury Leisure Centre which boasts two swimming pools and if that’s not enough, the park also has an amazing history, it is home to the Boer War memorial which was erected in 1905.

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Another one of our favourites is Caledonian Park which is home to a 155ft high Grade II listed Clock Tower which offers a beautiful viewing platform for panoramic views of north London and the City.  Caledonian park is also the perfect picnic spot for friends and families to enjoy with its flower and nature gardens, a small orchard and woodland area.

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The full walk is about 7km (4 miles) long and takes about two to three hours to complete. You can kick off your walk at Highbury & Islington underground station and end it with a nice meal or a little bit of retail therapy at Angel Central. As mentioned by the London Garden Trust, there are numerous things you can explore during your walk. The many green spaces have always been the perfect spots for city-dwellers with its clean air and freshwater spas. In the early 19th century once more houses were needed the country estates were broken up and the second wave of London’s network of residential gardens took shape.


The Regent’s Canal is 9 miles long and the numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants along the way make it the perfect walk for a weekend.. You can start your walk at the London Canal Museum to prepare yourself for what you are about to see and on the way pause at City Road Basin. This is where you can take boat trips, go fishing or simply just relax and watch the world go by. 

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5 Easy Ways to Re-create Luxury Spa at Home

We can all agree that with a lack of social commitments and mixed anxieties thanks to lockdown, this would be the perfect time to check into a luxury spa – if we were allowed to.

A little pampering goes a long way at the best of times and right now it’s more important than ever to be able to feel at zen at least once a week. With the large offering of DIY facial tools, candles and essential oils to choose from, we’ve selected five of our favourite products that you can use to recreate a luxury spa experience in your very own home.

Start your spa session with a hot bath

Start your day surrounded by the scent of cherry blossom and rice milk. This foaming shower gel from Rituals uses unique technology to transform the gel into a silky soft cleansing foam when it comes in contact with water.


Click here to shop the Foaming Sakura Shower Foam from Rituals; £8.50 



Exfoliating not only helps to increase your blood flow it can also increase your collagen production which means stronger and more toned skin. Begin at the ankles and brush in circular motions over the body for at least 5 minutes. This zero-waste bath and shower mitt from Holland and Barrett makes exfoliating easy and is great for sensitive skin.



Click here to shop the Exfoliating Mitt from Holland and Barrett; £4.00


Relax with a delicious hot drink

Pukka Relax tea is a unique blend of calming herbs with amazing soothing benefits. It’s best enjoyed towards the end of the day. The combination of chamomile flower, fennel seed, ginger and marshmallow root help to release any stress and tension that has built up throughout the day.



Click here to shop Relax Herbal Tea from Pukka; £2.99


Feed your skin

Shea butter is known for its intensely nourishing properties. In West Africa it has been used for centuries due to its never-ending list of benefits for hair and skin. 

This Luxury Size Shea Butter from L’Occitane will not only last you ages but its fluid formula will soothe feelings of skin tightness. Best used after showering or bathing. An essential product during cold months. 


Click here to shop The Rich Shea Butter Body Lotion from L’Occitane; £40


Rest and reset

As we all know, sleep is essential to wake up feeling energized and alert but did you know it’s also essential for repairing the skin? The Overnight Reset Serum from L’Occitane will help transform your skin with its amazing ingredients which include Marjoram and Acmella Oleacera. Together these ingredients help activate gene expression functions, relax muscle tension and help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and expressions lines.


Click here to shop The Overnight Reset Serum from L’Occitane; £50 for 30ml