Union Chapel

Union Chapel, London: Hours, Address, Union Chapel Reviews: 4.5/5

Union Chapel
4.5
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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A multicultural music venue. Scheduled to close in early 2005.
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anita t
Birmingham, UK186 contributions
Couples
We visited here last night to see Lisa O’Neill and although this review isn’t about her I must say she was fabulous and well worth seeing if you like Irish folk music.
Back to the venue .. wow how amazing is this little gem.
This is an operating church that holds regular venues and it is absolutely stunning, the church itself is beautiful with high ceilings which allows the music to spread around the room, there are heaters on the wall so that the church isn’t cold , the building I believe holds 900 people seating on church benches which would be quite uncomfortable , but we had read previous reviews so I brought blow up cushions for £1.50 and took them with use which allowed us to really enjoy the evening.
Upstairs hosts a bar and somewhere you can get food, prices are acceptable for London.
You can take soft drinks down into the church but no alcoholic drinks they have to be drank in the bar
This really is a beautiful venue and I would recommend everyone to pay a visit
Written February 7, 2020
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1934185Kentcouple
Orpington, UK470 contributions
Great show iconic venue. 7.30 start would have been preferable, with 15 min support rather than 30 mins, this was followed by 30 mins break for merchandise sales. Chapel staff were on hand to assist/steward, they were excellent. Probably due to covid restrictions, no food and drink sales available on site although ample fresh water was supplied and you were advised before entry that you could go to the shop across the road. Toilets available - 2 steps up to them - but staff on hand to assist..

Graham and his band are consummate performers, great show, brilliant acoustics, fantastic live music. Highly recommended, would go again.
Written October 9, 2021
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Zeratul_Artanis
Milton Keynes, UK140 contributions
Friends
I recently attended a live show for Northcote and Dave Hause, who both use their vocals as the main instrument.

The acoustics were fantastic, and the amenities were pretty good as far as music venues go. Situated really close to the underground station made getting to and from the venue easy.

I'll be looking out for more events being held her for sure!
Written February 12, 2020
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Manama1717
Manama, Bahrain27 contributions
Family
Brilliant, charismatic, intelligent performer. The performance of his music was thoroughly enjoyable, with thoughtful, original observations on love and life and the human condition. Wonderful performing space.
Written October 13, 2019
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Jackie O
Watford, UK130 contributions
Friends
We went to see the one and only Mr Nathan Carter on Monday night at the Union Chapel. It really is the most amazing place and a real chapel!! It was unreserved seating so we sat upstairs and moved to the side to get a better view. I think anywhere you sit you'd get a great view. The staff were lovely and the bar area in the interval was really cool. I'd much prefer to go to another gig here than a huge arena.... Can't wait to go again.
Written March 29, 2015
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mike j
London, UK262 contributions
Couples
I just love this venue, I have been going to gigs for forty plus years now , and the older I get I don't want to stand in a field or some huge stadium and watch a video screen with bootleg sound, great to come to a show sit where you want, no one ever seems to be in a rush at the chapel, seen quite a few shows here now and never ever sat more than four rows from the front, it does not matter where you sit , you get a great view and the sound is great, along with helpful staff, you can have a great night here , even the hot chocolate with extra cream and marshmallows is to die for, cant rate this venue high enough, will always come back.
Written January 20, 2015
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Martin Brenvasser
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland63 contributions
Well , this is really special place for me . Acoustic in this Chapel is word taking . I visited for a concert of Jaromir Nohavica and it was fantastic . All it has magical atmosphere . If you are in London , and there is somebody playing you should go , it is a really great experience .
Written November 1, 2019
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MickeyandDora
Greater London, UK68 contributions
Couples
Union Chapel is a great venue, with an eclectic cultural programme. We have seen some very good shows here. Last visit however, there were a couple of things that really spoiled the experience for me. There is no allocated seating, which is understandable as the seats are the church pews. We were there with half an hour to spare, but most of the seats were "taken" by people who left their coats there and then went off to, I don't know, have dinner, have a drink? Bit like the sun loungers around the swimming pool! Suggestion: set aside a couple of rows for people who have booked dinner at the venue, but don't allow people to hog the pews like this. You come early to have a good seat, sit in it!
Second shocker: the gender-neutral toilets. Yes, I know, we need to move with the times, but queuing next to the - busy! - urinal for the three cubicles available? With added mirrors for good measure, so that there is no way of avoiding the exhibit. Yes, they have added portaloos for ladies only - very grotty experience. Suggestion 2: get rid of the urinal, and make the portaloos gender-neutral too!
Written March 25, 2017
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Heloise C
Frankfurt, Germany37 contributions
Cozy and charming gig close to Highbury&Islington tube station ... The church benches are perfectly comfortable ... And Rumours of Fleetwood Mac concert was a delight at this venue ... Definitely going back many times !!!
Written April 29, 2015
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DERWYN
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom123 contributions
What a fantastic venue for a gig, we seen Brandi Carlile here on the pin drop tour, and as Brandi herself said the venue was part of the band for the night. The gig was completely unplugged, no mics, no amplification whatsoever, the place was lit up with candles, it just made the whole night an amazing experience. Can't wait to see another gig there.
Written February 19, 2015
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