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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.

 

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Jim AdkinsJim AdkinsAcoustic songs from the guitarist and frontman of Jimmy Eat World.2015-09-05T19:00:00+01002015-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Outsider LecturesThe Outsider LecturesFree thinkers from the worlds of art, activism, comedy and academia take the stage to present a series of talks.2015-09-09T19:00:00+01002015-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Outsider Lectures
Top Of The Crops Harvest Festival Sing-A-LongTop Of The Crops Harvest Festival Sing-A-LongWith Sunday Assembly's band and choir.2015-09-10T19:00:00+01002015-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Top Of The Crops Harvest Festival Sing-A-Long
The Invisible Dot PresentsThe Invisible Dot PresentsStand-up with the headliner Stewart Lee, Luke McQueen, David Elms, Mae Martin, Joseph Morpurgo and Pappy's.2015-09-12T19:30:00+01002015-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Invisible Dot Presents
Aisling Comedy BenefitAisling Comedy BenefitHumorous tales and anecdotal material by stand-ups Ardal O'Hanlon, Rich Hall, Roisin Conaty and Jason Byrne to raise money for the Aisling Project, which helps Irish men and women in London make contact with friends and family in Ireland.2015-09-17T19:30:00+01002015-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Aisling Comedy Benefit
Seun Kuti And Egypt 80Seun Kuti And Egypt 80Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, brings his father's 16-piece funk fuelled orchestra, Egypt 80 and the spirit and beats of Africa.2015-09-18T19:00:00+01002015-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Seun Kuti And Egypt 80
Nightmares On Wax Intimate Full Live SetNightmares On Wax Intimate Full Live SetExperimental hip hop, rap, soul and dance music by the Leeds-born Ibiza-based composer, performer and DJ, George Evelyn.2015-09-22T19:00:00+01002015-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Nightmares On Wax Intimate Full Live Set
Ebo TaylorEbo TaylorLegendary figure of Ghanaian music with a career spanning 60 years.2015-09-26T19:00:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Ebo Taylor
Welcome To Night ValeWelcome To Night ValeA rich and nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show hosted by Cecil Palmer (played by Cecil Baldwin).2015-09-28T19:00:00+01002015-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Welcome To Night Vale
Nadine ShahNadine ShahPop from the North East-based singer-songwriter.2015-10-01T19:00:00+01002015-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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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
 
 
 
 

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    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  38% 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  41% 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  22% 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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    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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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th Aug 2015 - 6pm
    Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
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    London Calling
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th to 30th Aug 2015 - 7.30pm
    Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
    A multi-national writers' group presents a collection of London tales, told as though broadcast in a single day by a rickety community radio station....More
     
     
     
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    F*cking Men
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th to 30th August 2015 - Various Times
    The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 8 minutes from Union Chapel
    Joe DiPietro's contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde set within the gay subculture of a big city....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, Islington, London 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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    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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    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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    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
    One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
     
     
     
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    Connexions Careers Centre
    London > Education > Career 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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    Union Chapel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    Pancras Square Leisure
    London > Leisure >
    5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London 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, King's Cross, London 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, King's Cross, London 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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    Union Chapel clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    Pisco Embassy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    176 Upper Street, Islington, London 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, Islington, London 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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    Notting Hill Carnival After Party
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    Relentless Garage 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    R&B, garage, house, electro and disco courtesy of Shorebitch DJs and Afro Beat music by a guest....More

    Sunday at The Old Queens Head
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

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

    See DJ Yoda spin hip hop classics....More

    The Sunday Social
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2015 

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

    Resident DJs play a mix of indie, pop, house and electro....More

    The Hot Caribbean Carnival
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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    Promised Land - Respect Your History Returns For The Last Party At The EGG Club For 2015
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    EGG 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    House, dance, garage, disco, funk, soul and drum'n'bass across five rooms featuring sets from Sandy Rivera, Aaron Ross, Arkoss, Mets, ...More

    Ladybird by Design
    Ladybird by Design
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    House of Illustration 21 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Over 120 original illustrations from classic Ladybird titles go on display in celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Books in ...More

     
    Body Bootcamp and Outdoor Swim
    Body Bootcamp and Outdoor Swim
    Sporting Events | Until 9th September 2015 

    King's Cross Pond Club 22 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    On Wednesday evenings on 8th July, 12th August and 9th September, Frame fitness studio will be running a Body Bootcamp ...More

     
    Beginners Contemporary African Dance: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th August 2015 

    Islington Arts Factory 22 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Learn African dance moves....More

    Contemporary Advanced: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th August 2015 

    Islington Arts Factory 22 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    A release-based contemporary class....More

    Intermediate Contemporary African Dance: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th August 2015 

    Islington Arts Factory 22 minutes walk from Union Chapel

    Learn African dance moves....More

     
     
     
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