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Union Chapel

#23 of 1,260 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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Another brilliant visit

Everything is well organised and sorted. Acoustics superb BUT outdoor toilets!?! If they sort that it would be brilliant. The toilets need heat. P's seat are pews and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Everything is well organised and sorted. Acoustics superb BUT outdoor toilets!?! If they sort that it would be brilliant. The toilets need heat. P's seat are pews and not comfortable for a long concert.

Thank Hoppityskip
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had heard about it but never visited and to see Kate Rusby's Christmas concert was an absolute treat. No seats allocated so get there early, you sit on pews so a little hard on the derrière but so worth it for the lights, decorations and atmosphere. The acoustics are wonderful in this huge, vaulted chapel and the upstairs bar... More 

Thank Coolcookingteacher
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this evening with friends to see the High Kings. Great venue , great sound , great band . Shame about the condition of the toilets and the lack of bar staff ... took ages to get a drink

Thank coughandcath
Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

See Newton Faulkner here. Amazing. The chapel itself spectacularly. Staff were very helpful. We're Will be going again very soon.

Thank Rachael h
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Either way, the Union Chapel is a great place to visit but its difficult to respond to the normal TripAdvisor questions. You can attend a church service free and without reservation but its not quite the same with concerts. See what I mean? Anyway, a fabulous and really interesting building which I would like to explore properly. However, we went... More 

2 Thank AndrewJMS
Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Church by day, venue by night. It looks gorgeous, sounds amazing, feels great! What a pleasant surprise this place was.

Thank Joshua S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is an edgy venue for music. We went to see the Neil Cowley Trio with Spacebound Apes. I have to say it was rather weird, a cross between jazz and rock. Nevertheless the acoustics are fantastic and the concert thought provoking. There was a major problem in getting everyone past the check-in and so the start was considerably delayed.... More 

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Vilamoura, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really unique venue for a concert. Beautiful church with high ceiling & stained glass windows. Sat on pews to watch Lloyd Cole (an excellent acoustic concert), but totally embellished by superb location (great acoustics as well). Bar upstairs (in practising church) feels a bit weird (but happily cannot bring drinks into main arena - feels right somehow).

Thank hugheskevin5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Music is a passion but large venues with endless queues going in and coming out are not really my thing. Having been to other smaller venues around town Union Chapel is unique. It is beautiful - and a must see for those who love architecture and beautiful buildings - it is now a Grade 1 listed building and dare I... More 

Thank AyeshaAnene
Westport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A Victorian era church developed into a beautiful and unique performance venue. My family and I visited there over the summer for a Moth performance and had a pre performance dinner in the associated cafe. A very nice evening all the way around. Floor level seating was in typical church pews, so a bit hard on the backsides, but all... More 

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