Visit the Union Chapel, a working church, live concert venue and an oasis from the bustle of nearby Upper Street.
Built in the late 1800s, the chapel became a fashionable society church before falling into decline in the post-war years.
Luckily for visitors today, the local rallied around and restored the church to its former glory. It’s now a Grade I-listed building noted for its Gothic Revival style.
With a rich atmosphere, great acoustics and exquisite architectural details, Union Chapel is the ideal venue for live music concerts and local comedy performances.
Venue Details & Map
Compton AvenueLondonN1 2UN
- 0207226 1686
Top 5 reviews of Union Chapel
A beautiful, unique and cool venue to see a ticketed event. We came to see the live Stuff You Should Know podcast and every aspect was great:
Getting in was a breeze, the line moved quickly and efficiently. We sat upstairs, which provided a great view, there were a few "bad" seats without good visibility, but not many. The acoustics were spot on, absolutely no issues with sound.
There is a... more
The day I landed in London, my sister told me about a Keb Mo concert the very next night - I looked it up and the venue was SO close to my friend's house that I decided to head over. I'm so glad I did - the concert was amazing and the venue superb.
Honestly - these are the best acoustics of any show I've attended in a long time - but, it makes sense, right? Churches were built to convey... more
I never thought that I would see a show inside a church!! Union chapel was a great venue for intimate concerts and what brought me there a live podcast, Stuff You Should Know. I was stocked to find out it was still a working church. Felt strange to have a bar in the corner, though you were able take alcohol in to chapel. It was amazing. Fantastic acoustics. Being a working church, pews are not... 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
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