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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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Novo AmorNovo AmorIndie-rock multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Aberystwyth.2018-10-22T19:00:00+01002018-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Solomon GreySolomon GreyElectronic music duo comprised of Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson.2018-10-25T19:00:00+01002018-10-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Solomon Grey
Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi QawwaliFanna-Fi-Allah Sufi QawwaliThe Canadian-American Qawwali ensemble performs traditional Sufi Qawwali music.2018-10-26T19:00:00+01002018-10-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali
Those Who Dream - Christian Reflections On Europe's Response To MigrationThose Who Dream - Christian Reflections On Europe's Response To MigrationLiterary & Education, Conference.2018-10-27T10:15:00+01002018-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Those Who Dream - Christian Reflections On Europe's Response To Migration
No Such Thing As A FishNo Such Thing As A FishThe QI podcast featuring Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin goes on the road to share the bizarre and fascinating facts.2018-10-29T19:30:00+00002018-10-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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No Such Thing As A Fish
Barry AdamsonBarry AdamsonThe alternative rock singer-songwriter supports his compilation album Barry Adamson Anthology.2018-10-30T19:00:00+00002018-10-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Barry Adamson
Medusa: The TransformationMedusa: The TransformationAn immersive, multimedia installation exploring shadow, transformation and creative power through a retelling of Medusa, with music, visuals and storytelling from Boe Huntress.2018-10-31T18:30:00+00002018-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Medusa: The Transformation
The London African Gospel Choir: GracelandThe London African Gospel Choir: GracelandThe choir celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of Paul Simon's album, which effortlessly blends pop, rock, zydeco and mbaqanga.2018-11-01T19:00:00+00002018-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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The London African Gospel Choir: Graceland
Fisherman's FriendsFisherman's FriendsThe group, who are based in Port Isaac, performs a selection of new and old shanties, plus other folk material.2018-11-02T19:00:00+00002018-11-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Fisherman's Friends
Will VarleyWill VarleyAnti-folk with an indie influence comes courtesy of the London-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, playing tracks from the album Spirit Of Minnie.2018-11-03T19:00:00+00002018-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Union Chapel,   Compton Terrace      N1 2UN
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
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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 £92  34% 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
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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
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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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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Learn the Art of Pyrography (aka Fire Writing)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 16th October and Tuesday 13th November 2018 - 7pm-9.30pm
Union Chapel, 181 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Union Chapel
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The Goon Sax
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 16th October 2018 - 7.30pm-11.30pm
Union Chapel, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
The trio from Brisbane, Australia, play awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop....More
 
 
 
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After Aphra: The Story Of Aphra Behn And "The Widow Ranter"
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th to 20th Oct 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
Union Chapel, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Union Chapel
...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

What are the best dining options near Union Chapel London?
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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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
 
 
 
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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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Learn the Art of Pyrography (aka Fire Writing)
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2018 

Albert & Pearl 2 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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After Aphra: The Story Of Aphra Behn And "The Widow Ranter"
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

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The Goon Sax
Concerts | On 16th October 2018 

The Garage 3 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The trio from Brisbane, Australia, play awkwardly transcendent teenage guitar pop....More

The Wild Duck
Theatre | Until 1st December 2018 

Almeida Theatre 6 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke stages a new version of Ibsen's masterpiece about the nature of truth....More

The Adventures Of Curious Ganz
Theatre | Until 21st October 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 7 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

Barry Ferns & Friends
Comedy | On 16th October 2018 

Angel Comedy Club 11 minutes walk from Union Chapel

MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

Pouya
Concerts | On 16th October 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The Miami-born rapper performs his latest rhymes....More

Freeman
Theatre | Until 21st October 2018 

Pleasance Theatre 17 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Camilla Whitehill's drama uses physical theatre to look at the tension between people of colour, mental health and the justice ...More

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The Old Red Lion Theatre 18 minutes walk from Union Chapel

The London Horror Festival returns to the Old Red Lion Theatre this October extending to four weeks and presenting over ...More

 
John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll And Joyce
Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2018 

House of Illustration 21 minutes walk from Union Chapel

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

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