BUILDING SERIES

Waterway 
Angel Regent's Canal : Where water brings life 
In our waterway exploration, we transitioned from Upper Street’s busy high streets into Angel’s peaceful Georgian residential neighbourhood. As we walked eastwards, the serenity was soon disturbed by the gigantic industrial cranes suspended in the mid-air. The view was uncommitted, particular at Graham Street Garden, as the scenery was built upon an oddly arranged housing estate, a derelict building, an industrial substation, and developing glossy high-rises as we reached the end of the walk at the City Road Basin. Though the urban scenery is vastly changing, one common theme is apparent to link the commercial, residential, and industrial component of Angel community altogether – the Regent’s Canal.

Angel Islington, London, U.K.

Although the canal is no longer used for goods transports, it now becomes a place where people can enjoy a change in scenery in the urban environment. With boaters, cyclists, and pedestrians frequently shares Angel’s Regent Canal, this body of water undoubtedly adds alternative outdoor activities for people to gather in the community.
Life happens where the water flows.
From Sadler’s medicinal well discovery to the Regent’s Canal construction,
water plays a significant role in shaping the present Angel Islington.
 
 
Started off as a rural residential area, Angel Islington was transformed into a popular spa and entertaining theatre after the rediscovery of a medieval well. In 1812, the constriction of Regent's Canal then added the industrial element to the community by introducing goods transportation to the area. Much of the water body is now underground. Regardless, the theatrical and industrial heritage is kept alive by the present Sadler’s Well Theatre and the ghost signs left on the old industrial building façades.
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From Sadler’s medicinal well discovery to the Regent’s Canal construction,
water plays a significant role in shaping the present Angel Islington.
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