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Union Chapel

#30 of 1,278 Nightlife in London
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Address: Compton Terr. | N1, London, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7226 1686
09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00

A multicultural music venue. Scheduled to close in early 2005.

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2nd most beautiful venue to watch a gig

This is a very special place to watch a gig. The atmosphere and surroundings are great and you will often see larger bands doing a show in this smaller venue just for the great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Burnham, United Kingdom
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very special place to watch a gig. The atmosphere and surroundings are great and you will often see larger bands doing a show in this smaller venue just for the great feel. They also pull out the stops to make it special. i.e. last night I attended Bastille supported by Billy Bragg a concert for the charity... More 

Thank goodgrr
London, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An iconic venue in London, even in its bold rules (no alcohol or hot food!). Entrance is opposite a big pub, in the middle of a small garden... Arriving about 45 minutes before the doors would open I found a decent spot; seats are not very comfortable but if you're lucky you will have a good space between you and... More 

Thank Fabrizio O
Southborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great concert venue. The one down side is the hard wooden pews with limited leg room. Otherwise it's first class. The concert was not great but that is hardly the venue's fault. Perhaps I should choose more wisely.

Thank Johnwpf
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A group of five of us went to the Union Chapel to see the Feast of Fiddles. We didn't have time to look round the chapel, but what we saw looked amazing. The show was excellent, wonderful music with a variety of different genres, all played beautifully. We all had a really good evening with some foot tapping tunes. The... More 

Thank lizziec1965
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141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was the venue for a concert by Mario Biondi. Absolutely fabulous! Such a cool intimate place to see a band. It gets chilly so there are heaters all around and the pews can be hard on the rear but notwithstanding this, probably the nicest place I have ever been to watch an artist perform. Arrive early or take advantage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Wonderful building and great atmosphere, Only gripes were the rows of closely packed hard wooden benches you have to sit on. For a 2/3 hour music gig this is hard on the back and you are constantly interrupted from people trying too get out and back from the bar/toilets. There simply is not enough space between benches

Thank JKOB311
Andalucia, Spain
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

First time at the venue and first time seeing Mr Hay live and was blown away by both. An amazing night. Of all the gigs I have been to over the years, this one will linger for some time. I can only recommend the venue to all music lovers. Check their listings and go.

Thank TrevorB
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I went here for 'Live at the Chapel' on Saturday night. It's an old church and we sat in pews. It's not possible to book a seat so people improvise and use their coats to reserve spaces. It can be very cold here in the winter.

Thank Jenfert
Rushden, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the Sun Ra Arkestra here a year ago and were absolutely blown away by them. We couldn't resist returning for last Friday's show. The venue is a fully functioning church. Stained glass windows, altar, pews, the works! It's a CHURCH! To watch a band perform in this space is as otherworldly as the music of the Arkestra itself.... More 

Thank sparkymarky63
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A very secular performance by a small ensemble, in this , a small Victorian church. As a charity -run venue, it has an enviable track record of concerts, and inside, the acoustics were not an issue. The pews were full, and John Malkovitch didn't flinch from his reputation as a actor with an edge. Catering is simple but effective. Tea... More 

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