Things to do near Angel
See a play
I’m a big fan of the Almeida theatre in Angel. It’s small, intimate, and puts on high quality productions. Famous names like Kevin Spacey and Juliette Binoche have performed here, and plays that succeed here often get transferred to the West End, so it’s a good opportunity to see some top work in intimate surroundings. This theatre has seen such unforgettable productions as Peter Brook’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (wish I was there to see it!), but even nowadays it does deliver. Don’t snub the matinees, either – there’s something joyful in sipping wine spritz in the spring sun as you wait for the second act to start.
Enjoy some French delicacies
There are many restaurants and shops in Angel, so there’s something for any palate and budget. However, one you should definitely try is Le Coq Epicer. It’s a small deli selling authentic French produce that will charm everyone: whether you are a cheese enthusiast, a wine expert or just after some delicious and beautifully packaged pâté de anything. Visiting on a warm summer’s day? Sit at the little table outside and enjoy some fresh oysters (fishmonger across the street!) with wine at a very reasonable price. Ah, magnifique!
Have a pint and a laugh
If your plans are very last minute, you could do worse than catch some comedy at Camden Head (careful not to get mixed up – there’s more than one pub with that name in London!). It gets very packed, but there’s open mic comedy on the second floor of the pub every night of the week. Some big names have performed here, and the nights attract a nice variety of performers. You’ll hear those you’ll love and those you’ll hate, but you are unlikely to be bored. Fridays and Saturdays are the nights when professional comedians fill the venue, but the new acts over the week are also good to watch. Furthermore, the Camden Head is also a beautiful English pub, so just dropping in for a pint of ale is a delightful experience.