You can also fInd Union Chapel on Google maps.
Approach to Union Chapel from Highbury & Islington Tube Station - look up and follow the tower.
There are two entrances to Union Chapel, make sure you use the right one:
Concerts / Church: Front Doors on Compton Terrace, N1 2UN.
Dayhire / Production / Deliverys / Rehearsals / Backstage: back door on Compton Avenue N1 2XD.
Please press the buzzer on the lefthand green door.
Please note that the front doors are only open for concerts and church services; please use the back entrance if they are locked.
Tube: The nearest tube (Victoria Line) is Highbury & Islington station on the Victoria line (light blue) and the overground network. Union Chapel is located just to the right, as you come out of the tube station. Angel station on the Northern line (black) is located 15 minutes walk away down Upper Street.
Train: The nearest train is Highbury & Islington station.
Bus routes: The following bus routes stop close by to Union Chapel:
4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 279, 393
Click to view bus routes to Highbury & Islington.
For detailed travel planning information, please visit Transport for London journey planner.
Parking/Traveling by car
Union Chapel is outside the Congestion zone but we encourage people to use public transport as parking in the vicinity is limited.
Free parking on single yellow lines - *times restrictions apply*
Union Chapel is located in Controlled Parking Zone E in Islington, where parking is free on the single yellow lines around the venue as follows:
Weekdays - free from 6.30pm - except on Arsenal match days its 8.30pm.
Saturdays - free from 1.30pm - except on Arsenal match days its 4.30pm.
Sundays - Normally free all day, but has some restrictions on Arsenal match days.
Arsenal match days - restrictions varry on match days so please check dates and restristions on Arsenal FC website
Local pay & display meters
Highbury corner parking facilities - Islington Council map of pay and display spaces.
www.parkup.com - Interactive map of pay and display spaces and prices, bike racks and spaces for Blue Badge holders (search by postcode N1 2XD).
Private local car parks
Highbury Car Park is now closed.
www.upperstreetcarpark.co.uk - Located at the Business Design Centre on Upper Street (10 -15 minuite walk from the Chapel). Height restriction of 2m applies.
Westerfield Road Car Park - Located at Seven Sisters (a six minuite tube journey from Highbury and Islington). No hieght restriction, £6.40 per day
www.parkatmyhouse.com - Reasonably priced parking spaces that must be booked in advance online.
Application for Permission to Park - Permission to Park notices are available for any contractor working in Islington. They provide all day parking in resident bays, business bays, and pay and display bays (not single yellow lines). Note that parking bays cannot be reserved in advance though.
There is no disabled parking bay outside Union Chapel, but given the restirctions above this is not normally an issue.
In Islington Blue Badge Holders can park for free in any pay & display and resident's parking bays, so long as you correctly display your valid Blue Badge.
Please check full details on the Islington Council website and for local parking bays please use www.parkup.com (search by postcode N1 2XD).
Union Chapel does not have its own parking area. Highbury Car Park is now closed.
We suggest the following options for coach/tour bus parking:
TFL map of Coach Parking in London - location, contact and price details of coach parking in London.
Application for Permission to Park - Permission to park notices are available for any contractor working in Islington. They provide all day parking in resident bays, business bays, and pay and display bays (not single yellow lines). Note that parking bays cannot be reserved, so the suggested area by Islington Council is Macclesfield Road, EC1V. This is a non-residential road, so nearly always has space available.
Loading in and out of the back door of the Chapel on Compton Avenue is fine (single yellows). Just keep a watchful eye for roaming parking wardens!
We encourage people to travel to us by bicycle, we have no cycle racks but the park railings are just opposite the front entrance on Compton Terrace Gardens.
For daytime users, you are welcome to bring your bicycle into the courtyard provided there is enough space. Please ask in the office if in doubt.
All bicycles left at owner's risk.
Post Office: Highbury Corner, in front of the tube station
free ATMs: Natwest & Nationwide (Upper Street, opposite Union Chapel), Barclays (Higbury Corner, opposite tube station), Tesco Metro (Holloway Road)
Parks: Highbury Fields
Coffee shops: lots of choice! The closet is Maison d'etre (Highbury Corner)
Local accommodation: Islington Council have a useful list of local accommocation online, including hotels, B&Bs, hostels and guesthouses, click here to view.