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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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Justin Townes EarleJustin Townes EarleThe Nashville-born singer-songwriter might be the son of country-rock superstar Steve Earle but he has more than paid his dues with his gritty, blue-collar Americana.2019-06-20T19:00:00+01002019-06-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Daylight Music: Piney Gir Presents SHE Choir, Oly Ralfe + Premium LeisureDaylight Music: Piney Gir Presents SHE Choir, Oly Ralfe + Premium Leisure2019-06-22T12:00:00+01002019-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Daylight Music: Piney Gir Presents SHE Choir, Oly Ralfe + Premium Leisure
Daylight Music: Magnetic String Resonance With Ligeti Quartet + SnowpoetDaylight Music: Magnetic String Resonance With Ligeti Quartet + Snowpoet2019-06-29T12:00:00+01002019-06-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Daylight Music: Magnetic String Resonance With Ligeti Quartet + Snowpoet
A Web In The HeartA Web In The HeartA promenade theatre piece inspired by the techniques of Augusto Boal which looks at immigration and the way the government tries to control it.2019-06-30T14:00:00+01002019-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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A Web In The Heart
Keb' Mo'Keb' Mo'Four-times Grammy Award-winning American blues guitarist and songwriter. With support from guitarist Martin Harvey.2019-07-02T20:00:00+01002019-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Keb' Mo'
Daylight Music: Space In This Place: Goldsmiths CollegeDaylight Music: Space In This Place: Goldsmiths College2019-07-06T12:00:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Daylight Music: Space In This Place: Goldsmiths College
Live At The ChapelLive At The ChapelObservational comedy from Ed Byrne, plus Aisling Bea, Larry Dean and Kiri Pritchard-McLean.2019-07-06T18:30:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Live At The Chapel
Daylight Music: Britten Sinfonia Academy + Stick In The WheelDaylight Music: Britten Sinfonia Academy + Stick In The Wheel2019-07-13T12:00:00+01002019-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Daylight Music: Britten Sinfonia Academy + Stick In The Wheel
Josh Ritter & The Royal City BandJosh Ritter & The Royal City BandThe American singer-songwriter tours in support of his 10th studio album Fever Breaks.2019-07-22T19:00:00+01002019-07-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
The Yoruba Women ChoirThe Yoruba Women ChoirThe African 10-voice choir led by founder Funmi Olawumi mixes secular and non-secular songs.2019-07-25T19:00:00+01002019-07-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The Yoruba Women Choir
 

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Caledonian Road Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
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 £91  40% 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  29% 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 £58  28% 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Who's Afraid Of Drawing'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th & 16th and 19th to 23rd Jun 2019 - Various Times
Union Chapel, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
Milan's Ramo Collection brings together outstanding works from some of the most important movements in 20th-century Italian art, including images by Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, ...More
 
 
 
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Ava Luna
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 19th June 2019 - 7pm
Union Chapel, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
This is a five-piece band playing indie-rock originals who hail from New York....More
 
 
 
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The Bed (Baby Version)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th & 16th and 19th to 23rd Jun 2019 - 9.45am-10.30am
Union Chapel, 1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Union Chapel
Theatre, Children's Theatre....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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Gem
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
265 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
... More
 
 
 
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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
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
Theatre | Until 4th August 2019 

Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

David Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross' bestselling picture book is brought to the Little Angel Theatre stage for children aged ...More

 
Shoot From The Hip Impro Comedy
Comedy | On 17th June 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 11 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Improvisational comedy from the critically acclaimed troupe....More

Sidney Gish
Concerts | On 17th June 2019 

The Lexington 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts plays self-penned indie-pop....More

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
Comedy | Until 17th June 2019 

Kings Place 21 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The highly acclaimed stand-up returns with his award-winning podcast and talks to some of the biggest names in comedy....More

Wooden Parliament
Wooden Parliament
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Granary Square 23 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Standing sevens metre high, the Wooden Parliament puts a colourful open air pavilion in King's Cross. Part of The Museum ...More

 

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