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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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Orlando Weeks: The GrittermanOrlando Weeks: The GrittermanThe former Maccabees frontman performs songs written to accompany his book, The Gritterman, backed by a full band and choir.2018-12-10T19:00:00+00002018-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Liam GallagherLiam GallagherThe Manchester-born frontman of Oasis and Beady Eye performs a stripped back acoustic set in aid of the charity Shelter, which campaigns to end homelessness.2018-12-13T19:00:00+00002018-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Liam Gallagher
Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter's NightCara Dillon: Upon A Winter's NightSeasonal folk-based material featuring Dillon and her band.2018-12-14T19:00:00+00002018-12-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Duke SpecialDuke SpecialThe Belfast-based singer-songwriter renowned for his long dreadlocks and eyeliner, plunders his studio albums and songs from his theatre productions in the company of special guests David Ford, Thomas Truax and Kathryn Williams.2018-12-15T19:00:00+00002018-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Duke Special
Rick WakemanRick WakemanThe world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Odyssey.2018-12-17T19:00:00+00002018-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Rick Wakeman
George Ezra & FriendsGeorge Ezra & FriendsThe singer-songwriter and guitarist is joined by special guests to perform in support of mental health charity, Mind.2018-12-18T19:00:00+00002018-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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George Ezra & Friends
Rick WakemanRick WakemanThe world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Odyssey.2018-12-20T20:00:00+00002018-12-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Rick Wakeman
Gareth Malone In ConcertGareth Malone In ConcertThe award-winning choirmaster curates a family-friendly programme of carols and Christmas singalongs with accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.2018-12-21T19:00:00+00002018-12-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Gareth Malone In Concert
Laboratorium PiesniLaboratorium PiesniThe female singers from Poland use traditional, polyphonic singing and shamanic instruments to perform songs from all over the world.2019-01-05T19:00:00+00002019-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Laboratorium Piesni
Wanda SykesWanda SykesThe smart-witted American stand up spent five years as part of the HBO's Chris Rock Show.2019-01-11T19:00:00+00002019-01-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £89  32% 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 £73  37% 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 £53  27% 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
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Thousand Island
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
Thousand Island is a self-contained music venue and late night club where Upstairs at The Garage used to be, right next ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the band ... More
 
 
 
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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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Entertainment near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
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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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Little Angel Studios
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
Just a few minutes walk from the Little Angel Theatre on Dagmar Passage, Little Angel Studios offer three studio spaces ... 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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A New Figurative Art 1920-1945: Works From The Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September to 23rd December 2018 - Various Times
Union Chapel, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Iconic works put together by Giuseppe Iannaccone exploring the crucial phase of Italian art history little-known outside of its native country, with works by Luigi Broggini, ...More
 
 
 
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Lord Of The Game Of The Ring Of Thrones
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 14th December 2018 - 9.30pm
Union Chapel, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
Comedy troupe Hivemind improvise an original fantasy tale....More
 
 
 
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Spock's Beard And The Flower Kings
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 9th December 2018 - 1.30pm-5.30pm
Union Chapel, Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
A double bill of progressive rock and metal to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the InsideOutMusic label....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 Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 9 minutes from Union Chapel
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... 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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Restaurants near Union Chapel

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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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Education near Union Chapel

Near Union Chapel
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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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 20 minutes from Union Chapel
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 20 minutes from Union Chapel
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Union Chapel

Union Chapel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 17 minutes from Union Chapel
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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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Pubs near Union Chapel

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, 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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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Union Chapel
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... 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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A New Figurative Art 1920-1945: Works From The Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection
Exhibitions | Until 23rd December 2018 

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

Iconic works put together by Giuseppe Iannaccone exploring the crucial phase of Italian art history little-known outside of its native ...More

Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

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

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

Spock's Beard And The Flower Kings
Concerts | On 9th December 2018 

Islington Assembly Hall 4 minutes walk from Union Chapel

A double bill of progressive rock and metal to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the InsideOutMusic label....More

Finding Santa
Finding Santa
Theatre | Until 24th December 2018 

Little Angel Studios 4 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Written by children's author Sean Taylor, who also wrote Where the Bugaboo Lives, Finding Santa is a puppet adventure that ...More

 
Wow! It's Night-time
Theatre | Until 27th January 2019 

Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

Angelo
Theatre | Until 30th December 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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The Crumple Zone
Theatre | Until 9th December 2018 

The King's Head 8 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Taking place in a Staten Island apartment over the Christmas holiday season, Buddy Thomas's comedy gives a fly -on-the-wall perspective ...More

Buttons: A Cinderella Story
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

The King's Head 8 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Charles Court Opera turns one of the best loved fairy tales upside down and sprinkled it in a helping of ...More

Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 9th December 2018 

Angel Comedy Club 11 minutes walk from Union Chapel

A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More

The Hara
Concerts | On 9th December 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The Lancashire-based trio fronted by Josh Taylor, performs its commercial pop tunes....More

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Lyric Hammersmith

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Theatre | From 18th January 

Lyric Hammersmith

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The Winter's Tale
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Theatre | From 12th March 

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The Young Vic

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The Young Vic

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All My Sons
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Old Vic Theatre

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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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