Angel Central Partners With University Of Westminster To Raise Awareness For Earth Day

With Earth Day around the corner, Angel Central is proud to partner with University of Westmister to showcase an exhibition that reflects on the theme of Planet vs. Plastics, advocating for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics.

Earth Day is an annual event on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It has become an occasion to mark appreciation of the planet and warn of the unsustainable environmental degradation resulting from human activity.

Check out how we’re supporting Earth Day at Angel Central. Our latest installation is now live in the Piazza, and showcases some of the artworks by students at University of Westminster. Some of the artworks celebrate the Earth and the need to cherish it, while others focus directly upon the need to put the planet before plastics. Visit Angel Central now to see the winners on display.

Angel Central Set to Blend KIKO Milano into Destination

CBRE Investment Management has announced KIKO Milano, the Italian cosmetics brand, is set to open a new store in Angel Central, the retail and leisure destination situated in the heart of Islington. This forms part of the brand’s rapid expansion plans across the UK and the continued strength of Angel Central in elevating its wider retail offer for visitors.

KIKO Milano will open an 818 sq ft unit at Angel Central later this month, adjacent to brands such as Rituals and MUJI, enhancing the beauty and skincare offer within the centre. It will stock the brand’s full product range, as well as offer in-store makeup services, delivering an experiential element for visitors. The store, which marks the brand’s fourth location in London, will be designed by Iosa Ghini and transcend the brand’s staple concept city format.

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This announcement comes as Angel Central celebrates a Fitwel 2-star rating for the re-certification of the project this year, demonstrating CBRE Investment Management’s (CBRE IM’s) continued commitment to health and well-being across the physical, mental, and social aspects of the centre, its visitors, and its tenants.

Louisa Butters, Head of Retail Asset Management UK at CBRE Investment Management, commented: “KIKO Milano is a fantastic brand to add to our retail mix and responds to visitor appetite for more beauty and skincare which you can’t find anywhere else in the surrounding area. We are constantly looking at how we can elevate the centre to deliver even more for consumers, and extending our beauty offer is key to our overarching vision. We look forward to welcoming KIKO to the scheme
next month, with many other exciting openings on the horizon for this year.”

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Paul Devin, Country Director of the UK and Ireland at KIKO Milano, also said: “As we continue our rapid expansion plans across the UK, our new store at Angel Central will mark a significant milestone for us. Islington has always been on our radar, and with Angel Central’s dedication to the community and its collaborative relationships with tenants, we are excited to be part of a thriving destination.”

CBRE and Colliers act for Angel Central, whilst Lightlease acted for KIKO Milano.
*Data obtained from ShopperTrak for the period of January to December 2023.

Keep The Kids Entertained Over The Easter Break At Angel Central

Looking for the perfect way to spend quality time with your family this Easter break? Look no further than Angel Central! Nestled in the heart of Islington, Angel Central is your one-stop destination for family fun, offering a whole range of activities to keep the kids entertained and create unforgettable memories together.

From free kids workshops to catching the latest blockbusters, Angel Central has something for everyone, making it the perfect place to spend your Easter break.

Free kids workshops with Little Angel Theatre

Join Little Angel Theatre at Angel Central on the 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th April, where they will be bringing fun free craft and sensory storytelling to Angel Central. Book a ticket here. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult for these sessions. We have two sessions for different age groups running on all dates.

Discover The Angel Central Sustainable Market 

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 at Angel Central. Tap here to view our upcoming dates.

Free kids workshop with David Atherton

David Atherton will be hosting a free interactive workshop for children at Angel Central on Thursday 11th April at 10.30am. David is best known for winning the tenth series of The Great British Bake Off, but his love for good food started as a child in his mum’s kitchen. David loves running children’s workshops and has written four cookbooks, including the best-selling ‘My First Cook Book’. This event is a part of our Easter programme of free events at Angel Central. You can book a ticket on Eventbrite.

Kids Eat Free at Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen 

That’s right – to celebrate Northwood‘s delicious new Kids menus with family favourites Pip Organics, kids can now eat for free Monday to Friday.* Take your pick from freshly made pizza, burgers, fish & chips or a simple pasta with tomato sauce or butter & parmesan. For dessert there’s Pip Organic fruit ice squeezers, ice cream or sticky toffee pudding, all washed down with a delicious Pip Organic juice.

*One child eats free all day Monday to Friday with the purchase of a full-priced adult meal.

Say hello to the new VUE Cinema and watch the latest blockbusters at VUE from just £2.49

The 10-screen cinema is Vue’s first in central London to be entirely decked out with leather recliner seating, enabling film lovers to enjoy the very best in big screen entertainment in added luxury. With tickets starting from just £2.49 for both adult and child, Vue’s Mini Mornings is an affordable way to experience the latest movies with the whole family. More information and tickets are available here.



Angel Central Celebrates B Corp Month With A New Installation

Angel Responsible Business Network is proudly supporting its community of B Corps during March. B Corp Month is an annual, global campaign showing the world how B Corps move forward, together. Because B CorpTM Certification isn’t a destination. It’s an invitation to join the journey to better business.

Certified B Corps are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy, measured by a company’s entire social and environmental impact. There are over 8,000 B Corps in the world, and companies that have achieved the certification include Patagonia, innocent drinks, Tony’s Chocolonely, and many more. In fact, there are over half a million people working for a B Corp, so it’s likely you know someone that works for a B Corp too.

Check out how we’re supporting B Corp month at Angel Central throughout March. Our installation is live until the 31st in the Piazza, and showcases incredible corporations in the local community making big social and environmental moves.

Vue Cinema At Angel Central First To Get Reclining Leather Seats

This Monday, 20 February, Vue Islington officially completed a full site refurbishment with new recliner seating and upgrades throughout the venue. Located within Islington’s Angel Central, the 10-screen cinema is Vue’s first in central London to be entirely decked out with leather recliner seating, enabling locals to enjoy the very best in big screen entertainment in added luxury, with each seat complimented with its own tray table and drinks holder.

Film fans and loyal customers in the area, alongside Vue Founder & CEO Tim Richards and Vue UK and Ireland General Manager, Toby Bradon, sampled the upgraded big screen experience at a celebratory launch event on Monday, to mark the unveiling of the venue’s new look. The gathering of big screen enthusiasts was treated to exclusive preview screenings of Wicked Little Letters and National Theatre Live’s Vanya.

Manuk Asatryan, General Manager at Vue Islington said: “Monday was a fantastic launch event showcasing Vue Islington as a go-to venue for entertainment in all its forms in central London, all from comfy recliner seating, and it was great to be able to share the moment with our most loyal customers.”

The newly refurbished site also boasts revamped foyer, retail, concourse and toilet areas, and incorporates new digital displays showcasing the very latest blockbusters and promotions. The retail areas now include the latest self-serve Coke Freestyle, Lavazza Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines for fans to fill their recliner cup holders with.

The site launch arrives in time to showcase the latest blockbuster hits including Poor Things, The Iron Claw and Mean Girls as well as the highly anticipated Dune 2 arriving 1 March. Another treat from the National Theatre, The Motive and the Cue will be showing from the 21 March.

Tickets are available now, with every film, every day available from £9.99 when booked online. More information and tickets are available here.

Best Things In Islington To With Children

Are you wondering how to keep the little ones entertained during the school holidays? Look no further than Angel Central, where an array of exciting activities await! From delicious Japanese cuisine to free craft workshops, crazy golf adventures, and big screen entertainment, Angel Central has curated a diverse selection of offerings to delight children and parents alike.

Free kids workshops with Little Angel Theatre

Join the Little Angel Theatre team on the 16th, 17th and 18th February, where they will be bringing fun free craft sessions to Angel Central. As February is the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are going to be crafting some funky Love Bird and Love Bugs decorations that your child can take home and keep or give as a gift to a family or friend they love. Take part, spread the love and get arty with your family this February! Find out more here.


Mini Japanese Dishes at Wagamama

Start your culinary adventure with Wagamama’s mini Japanese dishes. Packed full of goodness and bursting with flavors, these dishes are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.


Crazy Golf Fun at Birdies

Birdies Angel launch party | Photo by Owen Billcliffe 

Take a swing at some crazy golf fun at Birdies! For just £8, you can enjoy crazy golf tickets plus a free soft drink. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family.


Kids Eat Free at Northwood Sports Pub & Kitchen

Hungry after all the activities? Discover Northwood’s Kids eat free deal with the purchase of a full-priced adult meal. Take your pick from freshly made pizza, burgers, fish n chips or a simple pasta with tomato sauce or butter & parmesan. For dessert there’s Pip Organic fruit ice squeezers, ice cream or sticky toffee pudding, all washed down with a delicious Pip Organic juice.


Catch the latest blockbusters at VUE from just £2.49

Angel Central. Photo by Joas Souza

Round off your day with some big screen entertainment at Vue’s Mini Mornings. With tickets starting from just £2.49 for both adult and child, it’s an affordable way to experience the latest movies with the whole family.


With such a variety of activities and offers available, Angel Central is the ultimate destination for family fun during the school holidays. Don’t miss out on the excitement — come and join in the fun today!

New look Vue Islington To Be Complete In Early 2024

Film lovers in Islington will soon be able to experience the latest upgrades in big screen entertainment as Vue Islington announces its major refurbishment project is scheduled to reach completion in early 2024.

The 10-screen site located in the heart of Islington is seeing significant investment and undergoing a comprehensive refit that once complete will transform the site into a full recliner seating venue complete with a refurbished foyer incorporating the latest Coke Freestyle, Lavazza Coffee and Tango Ice Blast machines.

Set within Islington’s Angel Central, the eagerly awaited refurbishment will transform Vue Islington, with 788 luxury leather recliner seats that are capable of reclining fully back and come complete with a fold away tray and cup holder.

Customers can also enjoy improvements to the foyer, concourse and toilets areas, along with new digital displays that will showcase all of the latest blockbusters and promotional material in all their glory.

Angel Central. Photo by Joas Souza

Manuk Asatryan, General Manager of Vue Islington, said: “We look forward to unveiling our new look site in the new year, showcasing the luxury refurb that has been underway.

“Our customers can expect to enjoy the very best in big screen entertainment including the latest blockbusters, classic titles and the best in live music, sport and theatre, all while they sit back and relax in our signature recliner seating. We look forward to reflecting the continually improving leisure offering here in Islington with these upgrades and providing even more reason to spend a day in the area.”

Louisa Butters, Head of Retail Asset Management UK at CBRE Investment Management, owners of Angel Central, added: “The co-investment to transform the Vue cinema is great news for the Angel Central community. The high quality, state-of-the-art experience being created will provide even more reasons to visit the centre, and complements the recent new additions to Angel Central’s offer and our significant investment in its refurbishment.”

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.


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.)