11am – Guided Tour
11am - Guided Tour
Sat 19 September 2020
Tour starts: 11:00
Free - please book a free ticket
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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Join us for a chance to explore Union Chapel and its fascinating history.
Described as a ‘Gothic tornado’ on Upper Street, Union Chapel is an architectural gem and originally one of the largest nonconformist churches in London. It houses a unique Willis Organ, with unusual water powered bellows, an octagonal interior and stunning stained glass windows.
Now an award winning music venue, a homelessness project as well as being an inclusive church, the Chapel still towers over Upper Street. Take a tour and learn more from professional guides about Islington’s nonconformist heritage, the Chapel’s triumphant survival after a wartime bomb, and the fascinating story of its near demolition and in the 1980s, at a time when Victorian architecture was only just being appreciated.
Take some time to celebrate the history of this incredible Chapel with a guided tour of one of the most iconic buildings in Islington.
This event has been brought to you as part of our new heritage programme of activities which is funded by Historic England
Practical Info + Disabled Access
If you have any access requirements please let us know so we can tailor the tour appropriately.
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Tickets are free but must be booked in advance and please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.