As we enter the final part of our “Angel, Islington’s Big Four” series, it has been great introducing the four of the zones that make Angel what it is. Without further ado, let us introduce you to one of Islington’s oldest community-embracing locations; Chapel Market.
Chapel Market, formerly Chapel Street, was officially labelled a market in 1879, holding a strong range of traders and stalls, which offer fresh fruit and veg, gifts and collectables, as well as clothing pieces, electrical products and gadgets. It soon was assigned the name of “Chapel Market” by Islington Borough Council in 1936.
By 1881, the market became home to a range of shops and barrows, which happened to be the year that Sunday trading became established in British culture; this is where we really saw the expansion of the street, and recognised it as a staple for the local community. Fast forward to 1893, the street held 68 stalls selling drapery, vegetables, fish and meat, becoming notorious for being one of the two biggest markets in the area by the 1890s.
Bringing it forward to today
Now known as “the heart of Angel”, Chapel Market has been a community favourite for over 150 years, and continues to be a place where locals come together and mingle with friends. Surrounded by retail shops, salons and takeaway food spots, you will never see a dull moment at the market, as it is constantly buzzing with the hustle and bustle of friendly faces. Familiar team favourites include longstanding salons Hair Base and nail boutique Modern Touch.
These independent businesses are surrounded by the main supermarkets of Angel, with M&S, Waitrose and Sainsburys also at the entrance to the market should you need any last minute event supplies!
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Chapel Market, London, N1 9EW
For more information on what’s happening at the venue in the coming months, head to our What’s On page to find out more.