Union Chapel

 
 
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Union ChapelThis Grade II listed building just south of Highbury Corner functions not only as a place of worship, it is also one of London's most unique and enchanting live music venues with a diverse and enticing list of upcoming events. There's something quite magical about this place and you will be hard pushed to find a more memorable location to listen to live music in London. The Chapel has seen over a century's worth of visitors come through its doors and has welcomed artists such as Bjork, Tori Amos and Fionn Regan to the stage in recent years. Performers are framed by the stained glass window and the space is lit with the warm glow of church candles. A fully licensed bar is open on show nights, and a kiosk in the Chapel provides visitors with hot chocolates and snacks to keep hands warm in those chilly winter months. Apart from providing Islington with lots of fine entertainment the tireless Union Chapel volunteers also run a vital support service for local people facing homelessness and crisis, with a drop-in session on Sundays where visitors can receive a hot meal, a shower and some advice. Parts of this large rambling complex are also available for hire, so well worth considering if you're after something special for a private party, conference or festival.

 

Union Chapel events

 
GryphonGryphonThe band blends traditional English folk, Baroque instrumentation and Renaissance music.2015-05-29T19:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Gryphon
Jess BryantJess BryantRichly textured dark folk music from Jess Bryant. With support from John Stammers and Aidan Smith.2015-05-30T12:00:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Jess Bryant
Martin Stephenson And The DainteesMartin Stephenson And The DainteesAlternative pop by the singer-songwriter originating from Invergordon and his accompanying musicians.2015-05-30T19:00:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Martin Stephenson And The Daintees
London Contemporary OrchestraLondon Contemporary OrchestraSoak up the relaxing sounds of some of London's finest acoustic musicians. This performance features string players Galya Bisengalieva, Mira Benjamin, Robert Ames and Gregor Riddell.2015-05-31T15:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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London Contemporary Orchestra
Giant SandGiant Sand2015-06-02T19:00:00+01002015-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Giant Sand
Art Drop In SessionArt Drop In SessionA watercolour and drawing session based on stories found around the chapel.2015-06-03T10:00:00+01002015-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Art Drop In Session
Robyn HitchcockRobyn HitchcockAlternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.2015-06-05T19:30:00+01002015-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Robyn Hitchcock
School Of NoiseSchool Of NoiseSchool Of Noise students present their own compositions.2015-06-06T12:00:00+01002015-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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School Of Noise
Live At The ChapelLive At The ChapelEnergetic humour from Dublin-born stand-up Jason Byrne. Also featuring Liam Williams and Simon Munnery.2015-06-06T19:45:00+01002015-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Live At The Chapel
Amanda PalmerAmanda PalmerAlt punk and rock artist from America.2015-06-08T19:00:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Amanda Palmer
 

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LondonTown.com - Union Chapel Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Caledonian Road Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Canonbury Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
17 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Union Chapel on LondonTown.com

 
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The Bees Union Chapel, N1 2UN 14th February 2011 We applaud Highbury & Islington's Union Chapel for refusing to even recognise Valentine's Day this year, preferring...

 
 
February in London 2012

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2012 Union Chapel, N1 2UN 21st February 2012 - 24th February 2012 The most amazing collection of adventure, action sports and environmental...

 
 
January 2011

The Outdoors Show ExCel London Exhibition Centre, E16 1XL 13th January 2011 - 16th January 2011 Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Outdoors Show returns to the ...

 
 
February 2011

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2011 Union Chapel, N1 2UN 8th February 2011 - 10th February 2011 The most amazing collection of adventure, action sports and environmental...

 
 
Halloween in London

Jameson Cult Film Club: Chills in the Chapel Union Chapel, N1 2UN 29th October 2010 - 31st October 2010 Head to Union Chapel in Islington for...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  39% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Union Chapel
    The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
     
     
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  21% off
    60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 17 minutes from Union Chapel
    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
     
     
     
    Thistle City Barbican Hotel
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  29% off
    Central Street, EC1V | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
    Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Alternative Live Music nearest Union Chapel

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    Islington Assembly Hall
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
    Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
     
     
     
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    Filthy's
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    276 Holloway Road, N7 | 16 minutes from Union Chapel
    When Filthy McNasty's closed its doors in Clerkenwell many bemoaned its demise but now Ireland's favourite live music venue has dropped the McNasty and opened up ... More
     
     
     
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    The Lexington
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 18 minutes from Union Chapel
    The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Hen & Chickens Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
    A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that shares ... More
     
     
     
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    Almeida Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Union Chapel
    Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
     
     
     
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    The Little Angel Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
    The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
     
     
     
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    Gryphon
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th May 2015 - 7pm
    Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 | Same location as Union Chapel
    The band blends traditional English folk, Baroque instrumentation and Renaissance music....More
     
     
     
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    Paper Dolls House Crafty Day: Workshop
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Friday 29th May 2015 at 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm
    The Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
    Themed craft activities....More
     
     
     
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    Pierce Brothers
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th May 2015 - 6pm-10pm
    O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from Union Chapel
    The duo plays folk-pop with support from Chris Hornsby....More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near Union Chapel

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Union Chapel
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    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
    You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
     
     
     
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    The Little Angel Theatre
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
    This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
     
     
     
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    The Islington Metal Works
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    7 Torrens Street, EC1V | 16 minutes from Union Chapel
    Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
     
     
     
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    Shopping near Union Chapel

    The best shops and markets near Union Chapel
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    Gill Wing Cookshop
    London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
    190 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
    The seed for the Gill Wing Cookshop was sewn in early 1980s when Tim and Gill Wing started out by making ceramics and selling their wares ... More
     
     
     
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    Euphorium Bakery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    202 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
    This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
     
     
     
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    Twentytwentyone
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
    This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
     
     
     
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    What are the best dining options near Union Chapel London?
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    Gem
    London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
    265 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
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    Ziloufs
    London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
    270 Upper Street, N12UQ | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
    Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    The Fish & Chip Shop
    London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
    189 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
    Since opening in June 2013, The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington has been giving diners an upmarket, quality fish 'n chippie. Owned by former CEO ... More
     
     
     
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    Jenius Social
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 13 minutes from Union Chapel
    Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
     
     
     
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    Connexions Careers Centre
    London > Education > Careers Services
    27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 24 minutes from Union Chapel
    Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
     
     
     
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    LSO St Luke's
    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 27 minutes from Union Chapel
    This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
     
     
     
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    Leisure near Union Chapel

    Union Chapel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    Pancras Square Leisure
    London > Leisure >
    5 Pancras Square, N1C | 19 minutes from Union Chapel
    Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
     
     
     
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    Skip Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Tapper Walk, N1C | 19 minutes from Union Chapel
    A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
     
     
     
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    King's Cross Pond Club
    London > Leisure >
    Lewis Cubitt Park, N1C | 22 minutes from Union Chapel
    Take a dip... in the middle of a construction site. The King's Cross Pond Club, a 40 metre long natural bathing pond, sits right in the ... More
     
     
     
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    The best pubs near London Union Chapel.
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    The Duchess of Kent
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    441 Liverpool Road, N7 | 5 minutes from Union Chapel
    A well-stocked games cupboard, good gastropub food, a couple of open fires for warming up on chilly evenings, a number of outdoor benches for chilling out ... More
     
     
     
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    Marquess Tavern
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 6 minutes from Union Chapel
    The Marquess Tavern opened May 2006 and has subsequently won a number of awards including Time Out Gastropub of the Year the very year it opened. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Drapers Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
    Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
     
     
     
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    Nightlife near Union Chapel

    Union Chapel clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    Pisco Embassy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    176 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
    The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
     
     
     
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    Hoxley & Porter
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    153 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Union Chapel
    Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
     
     
     
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    Colebrookes
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Union Chapel
    If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
     
     
     
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    Meeting venue hire near Union Chapel

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Union Chapel.
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    Union Chapel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 1 minute from Union Chapel
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    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Union Chapel
    A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
     
     
     
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    Business Design Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Union Chapel
    Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
     
     
     
     
     

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    Gryphon
    Concerts | On 29th May 2015 

    Union Chapel

    The band blends traditional English folk, Baroque instrumentation and Renaissance music....More

    Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice
    Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2015 

    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 2 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    This exhibition focuses on Modigliani's works on paper, showing the spiritual and stylistic influences which led to his unique portrayal ...More

    Sketchageddon Live IV
    Comedy | Until 30th May 2015 

    Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    The London Comedy Writers present a showcase of sketch-writing talent....More

    Where's Your Mama Gone'
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Brian Daniels's moving drama about two twin girls, whose mother is murdered by a serial killer forcing them into a ...More

    Paper Dolls House Crafty Day: Workshop
    Kids Events | On 29th May 2015 

    The Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Themed craft activities....More

    The Paper Dolls
    The Paper Dolls
    Theatre | Until 28th June 2015 

    The Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Julia Donaldson's magical tale of a little girl who cuts out a string of paper dolls and goes on a ...More

     
    Shock Treatment The Musical
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    The King's Head 8 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Benji Sperring directs the world premiere stage production of Richard O'Brien's sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which continues ...More

    The Flannelettes
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    The King's Head 8 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Mike Bradwell directs Richard Cameron's gritty drama exploring love and violence in a shattered community. Motown tribute band The Flannelettes ...More

    Friday at The Old Queen's Head
    Concerts | On 29th May 2015 

    The Old Queen's Head 10 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Norman Jay spins an infectious mix of genre-hopping classics, skanking reggae, doo-wop soul and rare Good Times favourites....More

    Angel Comedy
    Comedy | On 29th May 2015 

    Angel Comedy Club 11 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Intelligent humour and witty observations from former accountant Tom Goodliffe. Also featuring Andrea Hubert, Phil Jerrod and Alex Oliver....More

     
     
     
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