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Where to Stay in Angel: 3 Hotel Choices to Consider

As you plan your London trip, you’ll undoubtedly hear about some specific neighborhoods. Covent Garden – known for its arts, boutiques, great food, and crowds. Kensington or Notting Hill – both enclaves of West London posh in all aspects. Soho, Carnaby Street, and Marylebone – all lovely spots for a fantastic bite and drink. But have you heard of small, residential Angel?

Located almost a stone’s throw away from King’s Cross-St. Pancras station, Angel is easy to miss; it’s definitely more of a residential area than other parts of Central (or near-central) London, a bit like Clerkenwell or Chelsea. This means that it’s great if you want a quiet place to spend a day of your London itinerary away from the literal maddening crowds. It’s also a lovely area of London to book a hotel.

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But when it comes to deciding where to stay in Angel, you might feel a bit lost. The reality is that there aren’t a lot of options; vacation rentals far outnumber hotels in this area (which makes sense given Angel’s residential style). Personally, though, I’ve tended to book hotels more often on London stays, since I feel more secure in receiving all the amenities and none of the fees I expect.

Below you’ll find my suggestions for where to stay in Angel, limited as they may be. As you’ll see, there are good choices, so it’s just a matter of choosing the right one for your travel style and budget. Let’s take a look!

Citadines Islington London

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When choosing where to stay in Angel, Citadines Islington should certainly be a consideration. Enjoying a convenient location in the heart of Islington (which overlaps with Angel), this hotel places you perfectly for exploring London and beyond.

As is the case with many hotels in Angel, this property has a fascinating history. It was built way back in 1907 as the Royal Mail sorting office, which serviced much of this part of the city. Being an aparthotel, the accommodation here offers all the convenience of an independent apartment but with the luxury and comfort that hotel staff and services provide.

The apartments themselves are generous in size, and designed to be comfortable and well-equipped for both long and short stays. Being in Islington you are surrounded by trendy bars and fabulous restaurants but it is also worth noting that a continental breakfast is available each morning in the hotel lounge. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Angel/Kings Cross

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The DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross is another great option when deciding where to stay in Angel. This is a four-star hotel, which is in a great location making the rest of the city easy to access.

The rooms here are bright and modern, and feature all the modern conveniences that you would expect from a Hilton. Reviews from recent customers mention the helpful and friendly staff, and who doesn’t love warm chocolate cookies on arrival?! (That’s usually my favorite part about DoubleTree properties!)

Location-wise, the property is surrounded by superb bars and restaurants; Angel station is a 4-minute walk, and Kings Cross-St Pancras station is 13 minutes on foot. (The latter being home to the Eurostar terminal in London and the world-famous Harry Potter Platform 9¾, as well as a transit hub for the rest of Britain.)

Back at the hotel, there is a very nice restaurant on site, which is part of the Marco Pierre franchise and specializes in steak dishes. You can also enjoy a full English breakfast at the hotel, with vegetarian options. This is a great choice if you are looking for an international brand with modern conveniences and a great location.

Hilton Angel/Islington

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If you are planning a visit and need to decide where to stay in Angel the Hilton London Angel Islington is a modern, no-frills property that is a great place to base yourself. As the name suggests the hotel enjoys a great spot in the center of the uber fashionable area of Angel/Islington. Here you will find numerous bars and restaurants which are trendy but a bit further from the craze of Central London. 

The hotel itself is chic and the rooms are modern; they’re more in line with what you’d expect for a Hilton property worldwide, in terms of design, room size, etc., as opposed to hotels in other parts of London which might be well, “cozier” with regard to those same aspects.

The hotel also features a fitness suite and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu here is a mix of British and international cuisine – but honestly, you won’t need to eat at the hotel (unless you want to!) given the options in the area (including great coffee shops and restaurants!).

You might be thinking: that’s it? Angel doesn’t have a ton of hotels, so I only wanted to include the best, and that means just these three are the ones I recommend. Have any questions about these hotels in Angel or other properties you might have seen? Let me know in the comments below!

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Vikki grew up in south east London and enjoyed all aspects of the city for many years before she left to travel the world. She still has family in the city and brings her kids back to enjoy all the wonders of London whenever she can.

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