Learn about our Grade I listed chapel, local history, unique organ, 200+ year legacy, community work, and cultural impact.
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Union Chapel has towered over Upper Street in Islington since the 1870s and today thrives as an award-winning venue, homelessness project and a working radical church.
On the tour, led by an expert Islington Guided Walks guide, you’ll see this architectural gem up close and discover the building’s fascinating history.
The Grade I listed Victorian Gothic Chapel is one of the largest Nonconformist churches in London. It houses an important Father Henry Willis organ that is one of few left in the UK with an original hydraulic blowing system, stunning stained glass windows and a distinctive octagonal interior built for acoustics and visibility.
Take a tour and learn more about Islington’s heritage, the Chapel’s triumphant survival after a wartime bomb, and the fascinating story of its near demolition in the 1980s, at a time when Victorian architecture was only just being appreciated.
Proceeds of the ticket prices go to helping us keep Union Chapel open, safe, maintained for all and to support our local communities.
Union Chapel Members get money off when using the code found in Ticket Offers found in your digital portal.
Further Information & Access:
The tour lasts approximately one hour from 12pm.
The ground floor of the chapel is wheelchair accessible. Those following the tour to the Gallery level must be aware of multiple staircases to access as well as be comfortable with heights.
If you have access requirements, please email [email protected] ahead of attendance.