THE ANGEL, ISLINGTON.
Trains and omnibuses give an invaluable gratuitous advertisement to the inns at certain points on their routes and one of the hostelries best known in all London - by name at least - from this cause is the "Angel." For here trains start and stop, and innumerable omnibuses converge and diverge. The Angel occupies a commanding position at the corner of High Street, Islington - to the right of our picture, and of Pentonville Road, leading down to King's Cross, to the left; while it faces the ends of City Road, Goswell Road, and St. John's Street Road. It is no wonder, therefore, that the pavement in front of it should be always thronged. Some little distance along High Street is the Royal Agricultural Hall.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896