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Union Chapel

#25 of 1,198 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Einaudi concert

An amazing venue to listen to good music. Fantastic acoustics. Union staff very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
deppagent
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Leicester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Concert benue

Went to see Fairport Convention here and it’s a lovely venue with some good acoustics. However the... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2019
Ian S
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Kettering, United Kingdom
via mobile
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A multicultural music venue. Scheduled to close in early 2005.
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Compton Terr. | N1, London, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing venue to listen to good music. Fantastic acoustics. Union staff very helpful and hospitable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deppagent
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Went to see Fairport Convention here and it’s a lovely venue with some good acoustics. However the pews are hard to sit on for any length of time so take a cushion! There are bars and a restaurant which get quite crowded and the toilets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Went last weekto the Union Chapel to see the Teskey Brothers-a laid-back Australian group whose lead singers superb voice was reminiscent of a mixture of Sam Cooke & Otis Redding-but he was a white middle-class boy! The place itself was easy to find and as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited for a concert. Coukdn t believe my eyes when we got in. Unique atmosphere with a vibe that makes u shiver. There s also a lit bar, where u can have a drink before the gig.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank margielle
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is an all seated venue. For that I'm very happy! However, it's a working church and the seats are all pews so by the end of the concert your behind will feel like it's done penitence! Really well managed and an absolutely beautiful venue....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank mikeyzaz
Reviewed February 11, 2019

I came on a tour with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants in Europe. One of our members discovered that the church also has a piece of Plymouth Rock on display. All the staff were accommodating and friendly to our group. Our knowledgeable tour guide...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SarahMary G
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

As members of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants in Europe we were warmly welcomed to see the fragment of Plymouth Rock and hear the story of Henry Allon who was described as a Victorian Rock Star. Hence after a speaking tour of the USA...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ggeiss5
Reviewed February 1, 2019

First visit (little late to review) as we went in December - it was amazing and hope to find a reason to go back soon. Great place to hear live music.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank whitey505050
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Saw Claire Richards here last week. Amazing acoustics and a beautiful church. Great bar upstairs which sells decent wine at an affordable price. Claire was great too!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Henryja
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Visited to see Tina Dico. The room is timeless and awe inspiring. Lighting was subtle and perfect. The sound was pin sharp but rich and warm. Truly a holy place for music, even secular music. One blob missing because seat cushions would make the experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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