Angel Christmas lights to be switched on despite lockdown

PUBLISHED: 08:35 11 November 2020 | UPDATED: 09:43 11 November 2020

Christmas lights in Camden Passage. Picture: Angel.London

Christmas lights in Camden Passage. Picture: Angel.London


Christmas lights adorning thoroughfares around Angel will be switched on this weekend despite the ongoing lockdown.

The festive displays, which include more than 500 decorations and 250,000 individual lights, will illuminate Upper Street, Camden Passage, Chapel Market and Islington Green as dusk falls on November 14.

There will be no ceremony, event or gathering amid the latest lockdown restrictions.

You may also want to watch:

It has been organised by Angel.London, Angel’s Business Improvement District (BID), and paid for by local businesses and a donation from the Bob Borzello Trust, founder of Camden Graphics.

Christine Lovett, chief executive of Angel.London, said: “Despite the current restrictions, we believe it is important to switch on our seasonal lighting displays to show that the Angel is a warm and welcoming place for people to shop and enjoy themselves once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

“It’s more important than ever that residents support their local businesses this festive season.

“During this lockdown period, many independent shops are operating online and several are offering a click and collect service, which is permitted.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette