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

 
Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: TalkCaitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for availability
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm
Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: TalkCaitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
Ends Today
Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm
Solidarity SoundsSolidarity SoundsAn evening of music and spoken-word poetry in support of Rainbow International. The Ruby Kid, Elia Rulli and Nyakio Kung'u will each bring their unique style of hip-hop, funk, electro and soul to this great venue, for a great evening of fresh sounds.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Solidarity Sounds
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
An evening of music and spoken-word poetry in support of Rainbow International. The Ruby Kid, Elia Rulli and Nyakio Kung'u will each bring their unique style of hip-hop, funk, electro and soul to this great venue, for a great evening of fresh sounds.
Joshua RadinJoshua RadinThe singer-songwriter who hails from Cleveland, Ohio, performs his indie-rock originals. With support from Rosi Golan.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Joshua Radin
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock
DATES  Thursday 7th August 2014 - 7pm
The singer-songwriter who hails from Cleveland, Ohio, performs his indie-rock originals. With support from Rosi Golan.
Neko CaseNeko CaseThe singer-songwriter who originates from Virginia performs her original Americana and country songs.15th August 2014Friday 15th August 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
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Neko Case
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Friday 15th August 2014 - 7pm
The singer-songwriter who originates from Virginia performs her original Americana and country songs.
Daniel RossenDaniel RossenThe singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, who is also a member of Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles, performs his indie-rock originals.26th August 2014Tuesday 26th August 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
 
Daniel Rossen
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Tuesday 26th August 2014 - 7pm
The singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, who is also a member of Grizzly Bear and Department Of Eagles, performs his indie-rock originals.
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
 
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
 
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
 
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.
HauschkaHauschkaThe German composer, songwriter and experimental musician performs avant-garde electronic music.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
Category: event
 
Hauschka
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Electronica
DATES  Thursday 25th September 2014 - 7pm
The German composer, songwriter and experimental musician performs avant-garde electronic music.
 

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LondonTown.com - Union Chapel Location Map

 
 
 
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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

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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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 £81  27% 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
 
 
 
Jurys Inn Islington Hotel London
Jurys Inn Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £67  30% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 17 minutes from Union Chapel
The decor when you walk into reception is fresh and modern and this first impression extends throughout the hotel to the bedrooms, bar and restaurant. It's ...More
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London London
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £64  28% 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Scala London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 23 minutes from Union Chapel
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ...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
Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk London
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Caitlin Moran Live: How To Build A Girl: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 | Same location as Union Chapel
...More
 
 
 
The Cambridge Footlights: Real Feelings London
Today Only
The Cambridge Footlights: Real Feelings
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7.30pm
Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
Current showcase of new material from this year's talented performers....More
 
 
 
WitTank: Old School Secrets London
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WitTank: Old School Secrets
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 9.30pm
Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
The sketch and character comedy troupe invite you into the ostentatiously furnished corridors of The School....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
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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.
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
 
 
 
Spa Fields Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 25 minutes from Union Chapel
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Union Chapel

The best pubs near London Union Chapel.
The House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 - 69 Canonbury Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
One of a trio of pubs and restaurants owned by the Meredith Group, The House is an Islington favourite. It's pricier than your average gastro pub ...More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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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Club Fandango
Concerts | Until 29th July 2014 

Buffalo Bar 1 minute walk from Union Chapel

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The Cambridge Footlights: Real Feelings
Comedy | On 22nd July 2014 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Current showcase of new material from this year's talented performers....More

WitTank: Old School Secrets
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2014 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The sketch and character comedy troupe invite you into the ostentatiously furnished corridors of The School....More

Blues Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2014 

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar 15 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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Tuesday at Anam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th August 2014 

Anam 16 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Resident DJs play dance, chart and pop....More

Briefs: Summer 2014
Theatre | On 22nd July 2014 

Rosemary Branch Theatre 16 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Writing event back for it's fifth edition. Plays featured include The art of not falling over, Because we do and ...More

Ray Peacock & Paul McCaffrey
Comedy | Until 22nd July 2014 

Pleasance Theatre 17 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Quadruple Chortle Award nominated Ray Peacock's Here Comes Trouble tour along with Paul McCaffrey's Paul or nothing....More

Wolf Kisses
Theatre | Until 27th July 2014 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

A young convent-educated woman returns to her childhood town, waiting for her lover. As she waits, secrets, past friendships and ...More

 
 
 
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