‘Iconic’ Angel Canal Festival attracts more than 10,000 people

PUBLISHED: 15:50 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 06 September 2018

London Pride Morris Men at the Angel Canal Festival. Picture: @siorna

London Pride Morris Men at the Angel Canal Festival. Picture: @siorna


More than 10,000 people attended the annual Angel Street Canal Festival in the City Road Basin last Sunday.

Food stools at Angel Canal Festival. Picture: @siornaFood stools at Angel Canal Festival. Picture: @siorna

The festival was run by the Canal and River Trust (CRT) – the charity that cares for the waterway –with the help of volunteers, Islington Boat Club, Angel Community Boat Trust and St Pancras Cruising Club.

This year’s celebration marked a milestone in the festival’s history as the management group, which has run the event since it was created in the 1980s, handed over organising responsibilities to the CRT.

Ros Daniels, Canal and River Trust director, London & South East, says: “We’re delighted so many people came out to enjoy the festival.

“This event has become iconic, thanks to an amazingly dedicated group of volunteers who have done so much to make it happen.

“I’d really like to thank everyone who helped us to run it, and for all those who paid us a visit.”

The event featured boat trips, a floating theatre, craft stalls, food, and live music, offering activities on land and water.

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