Union Chapel London: London landmark and community center
It isn't often one comes across an active church with a thriving congregation and strong community links that transforms by night into one of the best music venues in London. Yet, this landmark has been doing just that for more than thirty years. Discover why now! Union Chapel London tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
A brief history of Union Chapel London
Union Chapel London was founded as a collaboration between nonconformist Protestants and breakaway Anglicans in the Highbury Grove section of London in 1877. From the outset, this new congregation intended for their church to stand apart from the rest of its brethren, establishing it as a "Friend to All"- a mantra that has endured ever since. The present version of the chapel, designed by James Cubitt in the Victorian Gothic style and completed in 1877 has undergone several significant renovations including 1890 and 2002. After surviving a demolition attempt in 1982, church patrons hit upon a plan to make it more accessible to the greater community and in the 1990s it first opened its doors as a music venue. Since then audiences have been treated to many highly regarded talents such as Yossou N'Dour, Beck and Elton John. However, the 1999 < a href="/bjork-tickets/performer/2502/">Bjork show still ranks as one of its most legendary performances. Union Chapel London tickets are ready now to be bought or sold via StubHub.
How to get there and other trivia
Apart from its religious functions, United Church London also supports the Margins Project, which is a community outreach program providing food and shelter for the homeless, support for those at risk and counseling services to those in need. But the music is what really put this place on the map. One of the great attributes of Gothic architecture is the awesome acoustics and therefore one can only imagine the heavenly sounds that reverberate beneath its vaulted ceiling. This unique feature sets it apart from other famous venues like The Brixton Academy, the Shepherd's Bush Empire or Koko. Timeout Magazine, the venerable bible of all things 'Entertainment' rated Union Chapel London as "London's Greatest Live Music Venue" in 2012. This is one spot NOT to be missed. Concert goers can get to the Chapel via the National Rail Service, using one of many buses or lines from the London Underground. Times and schedules are available online. It is situated at Compton Terrace, Islington, London, UK. N1 2UN. Union Chapel London tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
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