Union Chapel Union Chapel

Union Chapel

Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN, United Kingdom | 020 7226 1686 | Website



Unique music venue and church with step free ground floor access and accessible toilet


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Music venue and working church housed in a Victorian, gothic church. A very unique and beautiful venue. Step free ground floor access to stall and accessible toilet. There is a 1st floor bar and café, which their website says maybe difficult for some disabled people but they are able to make alternative arrangements if requested. They run the Margins Project to support homeless people, who manage the café.

Transport & Parking


The nearest tube is Highbury and Islington which only the Overground platforms are accessible. The nearest accessible tube is King's Cross. There are numerous buses that stop very close to the chapel.



The entrance has 3 steps with a hand rail. I visited on the day of their summer fair and the access ramps were already in place. However the website says that if you are visiting to notify them in advance if you require the ramp. Inside the venue there is fixed seating with the original wooden pews. The ground floor slopes downwards towards the stage. Their website says that they can accommodate up to 6 wheelchair users. Seating is usually unreserved and is first come first served. However if you have access requirements if you notify them, they will reserve you seats. Likewise if you require a companion, they can come free but they need advanced notice. There is a first floor bar and café, which I didn't see during my visit but the website says that the bar is accessible by wheelchair but you will need to contact a member of staff. Lighting levels are quite low.



There is one accessible toilet, on the ground floor to the right of the stage and is signposted. It is spacious and clean with grab rails but no emergency alarm.



I visited on the chapel's open day and the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. I asked one of them about attending an evening event and they responded very positively to the questions I had.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Most of their music concerts have a charge but they also have some free or pay what you can events.


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