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Compton AvenueIslingtonLondonN1 2XD
- +44 20 7226 1686
Absolutely blown away by this venue. Went to watch a gig here (Aurora) and it was incredibly atmospheric. I knew the venue was a church but didn't realise how big and grand it was! I was sitting upstairs on the balcony, three rows from the front and could see most of the stage apart from the far right. The acoustics are amazing....if I could watch all the gigs I go to here I would! I wasn't...more
Even though I am up in Angel all the time, I don't tend to venture up as far as Highbury and Islington, so I never realised how lovely this church is! There's some lovely stained glass (on one side - the other side was bombed, in what made Highbury corner).
I took a group for the free organ recital they do once a month, on their refurbished organ (there's loads of info about it on their...more
Love going here to my local haunt whenever there is a gig on. Saw Mark Lanegan one time and the sound is set up for acts like this and is incredible quite honestly. Also got the organ back and working.
I've Recently discovered that they do a 'daytime sessions' acoustic acts each Saturday. Seen some varied acts and it's a very mature crowd be uses of the area and that's why I love it. Quite a...more
I attended the Ocean Film Festival at the Union Chapel which has been touring throughout the UK.
Based as few minutes walk from Highbury & Islington tube it's very easy to get to. There was security as you walk in and a couple of friendlies to sign you in. As you walk through there's like a little 'tuck shop' where you can buy sweets and hot drinks. Sadly the hot chocolate I brought was...more
I've seen some intimate acoustic Jazz and Folk concerts here. The sound and the view are great, but the seats are hard.
The only thing I do not like about this venue is the smell from the bar. The stale beer/wine wafting from there is really off-putting. Please, please, please do something about it.more