The Castle

Rooftop bar in Islignton The Castle is a great rooftop bar in Islington offering a little haven from busy Pentonville Street and Angel. If the weather is not on your side the pub itself has a cosy and homely feel. We had a glass of the Petite Odette Mediterranee Rose (French) which was a dry…

Compton Arms

Pub in Highbury and Islington Four Legs are serving up a storm of sharing plates at the charming Compton Arms pub in Highbury and Islington. Arriving in the Compton Arms, you are immediately welcomed by the lovely bar staff. No matter what day of the week, this quaint pub is always busy. We took a…

Death and Victory Bar

Death and Victory Bar in Farringdon Smiths of Smithfields has been through a revamp since Youngs took over in November. The overall design concept has stayed true to the roots of the Grade II-listed building right by Smithfield Market. Spread over three levels, each floor offers something a little different for its guests, ranging from the…

Little Bat Bar

Bar in Islington Little Bat is the sister bar to London favourite, Callooh Callay.  We headed North to this lovely bar in Islington and found a thoughtfully designed interior and friendly staff to welcome us.  Comfortable seating, dark tones and shelves full of books, bottles and vintage mirrors make up the space.  We stayed to try…

The Old Queen’s Head

Pub in Angel The Old Queens Head pub in Angel offers club nights and pub quizzes on a regular basis as well as tasty food. The d├ęcor is country pub meets cool club with neon signs and animal heads mounted on the walls. It is a very attractive and ornate pub with lots of comfy…

Hoxley and Porter

Bar on Upper Street Hoxley & Porter is a stylish bar on Upper Street in Angel. It has a cool entrance resembling a train carriage and a gorgeous interior, perfect for a date night. Cocktails We started with some cocktails (obviously…) and opted for the Mediterranean Gimlet – Portobello Road gin, Roots Mastiha, lime and sparkling mint cordial…

Wenlock and Essex

Bar in Angel The Wenlock and Essex is my solid “go to” bar in Angel. Based down Essex Road, it offers a chilled atmosphere during the day with a wide choice of pizzas and a decent space with long benches and booths. It becomes livelier on a Friday / Saturday evening, staying open until 2am. The dance…

The Ladybird Bar

Cocktail Bar in Angel The Ladybird Cocktail Bar in Angel is situated on Upper Street, opposite Islington Green. It has a main bar area and a basement club for the weekends opening until 4am. Given it is one of the few bars in Angel open after 2am, this is a real selling point. At the…

Slim Jim’s

Bar in Islington Slim Jim’s bar in Islington is best known for the array of women’s bras hanging from the ceiling! Apparently a lady can get a free drink if they give up their bra for the ceiling…food for thought. It is a dingy and dark bar with a jukebox which only adds to the…