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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

 
Casualties Of CoolCasualties Of CoolThe Vancouver-based musician Devin Townsend performs his roots Americana material with his accompanying musicians.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Casualties Of Cool
event > Music
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 7pm
The Vancouver-based musician Devin Townsend performs his roots Americana material with his accompanying musicians.
Post-Fringe Gala Bash with Stewart LeePost-Fringe Gala Bash with Stewart Lee6th September 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Post-Fringe Gala Bash with Stewart Lee
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Saturday 6th September 2014 - 6.30pm
Tiny RuinsTiny RuinsThe band who originate from New Zealand perform their self-penned blues and folk material. With support from 2:54, Arc Iris, Bernard & Edith.8th September 2014Monday 8th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Tiny Ruins
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
DATES  Monday 8th September 2014 - 6.30pm
The band who originate from New Zealand perform their self-penned blues and folk material. With support from 2:54, Arc Iris, Bernard & Edith.
Simian Mobile DiscoSimian Mobile DiscoThe pairing from London of James Ford and Jas Shaw performs its electronica originals.9th September 2014Tuesday 9th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
On Soon
Simian Mobile Disco
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Electronica
DATES  Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 7pm
The pairing from London of James Ford and Jas Shaw performs its electronica originals.
Rachel MahonRachel MahonThe organist performs Bach's Prelude And Fugue In C Minor, Dance by Kola Owalabi and Toccata from Symphonie I by Rachel Laurin.10th September 2014Wednesday 10th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Rachel Mahon
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 10th September 2014 - 7pm
The organist performs Bach's Prelude And Fugue In C Minor, Dance by Kola Owalabi and Toccata from Symphonie I by Rachel Laurin.
The Lives Of Others with Hilary Mantel & Harriet WalterThe Lives Of Others with Hilary Mantel & Harriet Walter11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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The Lives Of Others with Hilary Mantel & Harriet Walter
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Thursday 11th September 2014 - 7.15pm
Daylight Music 5th BirthdayDaylight Music 5th BirthdayA musical showcase with appearances from Frank Chickens, Chaps Choir, Chris T-T, Gill Sandell, Samantha Whates, The Belles of London City and Oliver Cherer.12th September 2014Friday 12th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Daylight Music 5th Birthday
event > Music
DATES  Friday 12th September 2014 - 6.30pm
A musical showcase with appearances from Frank Chickens, Chaps Choir, Chris T-T, Gill Sandell, Samantha Whates, The Belles of London City and Oliver Cherer.
Nik KershawNik KershawChart pop by the Bristol-born singer-songwriter in support of the album EI8HT.13th September 2014Saturday 13th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Nik Kershaw
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Saturday 13th September 2014 - 7pm
Chart pop by the Bristol-born singer-songwriter in support of the album EI8HT.
Damien JuradoDamien JuradoThe singer-songwriter and guitarist from Seattle, Washington, plays indie-rock with touches of indie-folk.15th September 2014Monday 15th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Damien Jurado
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Monday 15th September 2014 - 7pm
The singer-songwriter and guitarist from Seattle, Washington, plays indie-rock with touches of indie-folk.
BombinoBombinoWorld music and desert blues from the Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. With support from Jally Kebba Susso.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
On Soon
Bombino
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  Friday 19th September 2014 - 7pm-11pm
World music and desert blues from the Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. With support from Jally Kebba Susso.
 

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

Further articles featuring Union Chapel on LondonTown.com

 
Single Scene

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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
London Calendar 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
Hilton Islington Hotel London London
Hilton Islington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £83  31% 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
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London London
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £64  27% off
300 City Road, EC1V | 19 minutes from Union Chapel
Located nearby to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London, Citadines St Mark's is a 4-star apartment hotel that aims to accommodate business ...More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel London
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £66  34% 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

Nearest to Union Chapel
Filthy's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Lexington London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Servant Jazz Quarters London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Servant Jazz Quarters
London > Entertainment > Live Music
10a Bradbury Street, N16 | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
Despite the name, Servant Jazz Quarters is not strictly a jazz club. Instead you'll find music from many genres at this Dalston music venue which supports ...More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
Hen & Chickens Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Almeida Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
The HopeFull Repertory Season London
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The HopeFull Repertory Season
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th and 29th August 2014 at 7pm-8pm and 9pm-10pm & 30th August 2014 at 3pm-4pm, 7pm-8pm and 9pm-10pm
Hope & Anchor, 207 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Union Chapel
...More
 
 
 
Tides Of Man London
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Tides Of Man
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th August 2014 - 7pm-10pm
Relentless Garage, 22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
This four-piece band who hail from Florida, performs its progressive rock originals....More
 
 
 
Heavy Ball London
Today Only
Heavy Ball
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th August 2014 - 7pm-10pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from Union Chapel
The threesome who are originally from Nottingham, performs indie-ska songs. With support from Invisible Vegas and Artisfiction....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Union Chapel

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Union Chapel
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Islington Metal Works London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Gill Wing Cookshop London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Euphorium Bakery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Twentytwentyone London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near Union Chapel

What are the best dining options near Union Chapel London?
Gem London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gem
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
265 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
...More
 
 
 
Ziloufs London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ziloufs
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
270 Upper Street, N12UQ | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Pan-Asian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
House of Wolf London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Wolf
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
181 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
From Friday 5th October, an old Victorian music hall on Islington's Upper Street reopens as a series of monthly pop-up guest chef residencies. Mixing ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
Jenius Social London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Connexions Careers Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
LSO St Luke's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Pancras Square Leisure London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 24 minutes from Union Chapel
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ...More
 
 
 
London Fencing Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 25 minutes from Union Chapel
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Union Chapel

The best pubs near London Union Chapel.
The Duchess of Kent London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Marquess Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Drapers Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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.
Hoxley & Porter London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Colebrookes London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Anam London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 16 minutes from Union Chapel
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ...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.
Union Chapel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 1 minute from Union Chapel
...More
 
 
 
Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Business Design Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Some Weird Sin
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

Buffalo Bar 1 minute walk from Union Chapel

DJ Duncan de Morgan and regulars supply a mix of glam, punk and rock'n'roll from the last four decades....More

Chuckaboo
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

Albert & Pearl 2 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Nu-disco, electro, funk and deep house courtesy of resident DJs Normski, Bee Shiver, Max Van Morrison, Lucy Stone and E-Raze ...More

Big Issues: PSHE Players
Theatre | On 30th August 2014 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The PSHE Players are here to guide you through puberty....More

Tides Of Man
Concerts | On 30th August 2014 

Relentless Garage 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

This four-piece band who hail from Florida, performs its progressive rock originals....More

Saturday at Barrio North
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

Barrio North 9 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Subculture Sounds provides tropical bass and hip-hop....More

Saturday at The Old Queen's Head
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

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

Maxi Jazz the front man of Faithless, responsible for the huge hits 'Insomnia' and 'God Is A DJ', will be ...More

Drinking, Dancing And Djs
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

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

Resident DJs will soundtrack your night with a vibrant mix of hip-hop, house, disco and party classics....More

Old School Indie
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Resident DJs play indie, rock'n'roll and soul....More

Old School Indie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Resident DJs play Indie, rock'n'roll, pop, soul and Motown....More

Club De Fromage Big Beach Bonanza
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Resident DJs play pop, rock, disco and power ballads....More

 
 
 
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