It is now nearly five years since businesses voted overwhelmingly to continue to support the work of and maintain a Business Improvement District (BID) at the Angel.

Throughout this time we have kept our businesses at the heart of everything we do and continued to deliver on our key priorities of keeping the Angel safe, clean and welcoming.


Vision and values

We’re passionate about making the Angel a place that attracts business, encourages inward investment and delivers economic growth.

The Angel is:

a premier town centre in London
for retail and hospitality

a safe, clean and enjoyable place to work

a place where the business community
works together for the collective good

a leading location for sustainable business is:

delivering value for money
for its members

action orientated and gets things done

a force for positive change

the voice for Angel’s businesses


We are here to support you, our BID levy payers. Our work priorities are your priorities and have been developed in consultation with businesses.

In spring 2021 we asked businesses to identify which of our services that were most important to them. The feedback received has shaped our proposed priorities for the coming term. 

BID area

Click on the map to see a full street plan of the BID area.


History and achievements

2022 will mark 15 years since was founded and we have helped to transform the Angel into the vibrant town centre it is today. 


Between Wednesday 22 September and Wednesday 20 October is your chance to vote on this renewal proposal and keep working for you.

Your YES vote will help keep the Angel safer, cleaner, brighter and stronger.

Key dates

22 September 2021
Your ballot paper
will be issued.

20 October 2021
You will need to return
your ballot paper by 5pm.

21 October 2021
The ballot results will
be announced.

1 April 2022
If ballot successful, new
BID term commences.

If ballot unsuccessful, all BID
services and activities will cease.

A postal ballot will take place over four weeks. Islington Council will conduct the ballot, as required by the BID Regulations and Government legislation.

The ballot needs to satisfy two tests:
• a majority by number of those voting and
• a majority in rateable value of those voting

All eligible businesses will be entitled to one vote per hereditament (rated business unit). Some businesses occupying more than one hereditament will get more than one vote.

Each BID is required to renew its mandate every five years. At our last ballot, in October 2016, 86% of voters supported the BID which was 93% of the rateable value.