Union Chapel, an architectural treasure that's home to a church, an award winning venue, a unique organ and a centre for those homeless and in crisis in London. The building itself was saved from demolition in the 1980's thanks to the campaigning of local residents who went on to become Friends of Union Chapel. Union Chapel Project was formed as a charity to restore & develop the building and to open the space up to a diverse group of people. The Chapel is now Grade 1 listed and welcomes thousands of visitors a year.
Gigs at Union Chapel are a little bit different. We have pews, amazing acoustics, sublime Victorian Gothic architecture and some really great music. The venue is independent and not for profit. All the money generated from events goes to the restoration and development of this unique Grade 1 listed building. Gig goers here can watch the show with a mug of tea in hand, have a pint up in the bar and even tuck into a hot homemade meal from Margins Cafe - run by Margins Homelessness Project and their trainees. The Chapel stage is lucky enough to have been graced by all kinds of performers including Tom Jones, Beck, Tinariwen, Philip Glass and Stewart Lee - voted as Time Out London's Best Live Music Venue 2002, 2012 and winner of London's Favourite Venue in the London Music Awards 2014!