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Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

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Getting here by public transport | Getting here by car | Cycling to Union Chapel | The local area

Getting here by public transport


We recommend you use public transport to get to Union Chapel – we are less than five minutes from Highbury & Islington Tube Station and parking in the area is limited.

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The nearest tube stop is Highbury & Islington station on the Victoria line and the Overground network.

Please note that there are significant works affecting the Overground services to Highbury & Islington Station. There will be no London Overground service at the weekends until mid Feb 2018.

For more information visit Transport for London.

It is less than five minutes from Union Chapel – just turn right out of the station and you can see the red brick tower of the Chapel.

station on the Northern line is a 20 minute walk away at the southern end of Upper Street.


The nearest mainline train station is Highbury & Islington, which is served by First Capital Connect, there are connections to Kings Cross, Victoria and Stratford International.


The following buses stop close to Union Chapel:
4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 279, 393

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Getting here by car


We strongly encourage people to use public transport as parking in the vicinity is extremely limited. We have no parking of our own.


Union Chapel is outside the Congestion zone
Union Chapel is located in a Controlled Parking Zone (Zone E)Click Data menu, transport & parking, Controlled Parking Zone areas.

Restrictions apply:

Non – Match Days  Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm. Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Arsenal Home Match Days – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.30pm. Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Sunday and Public Holidays – Noon – 4.30pm.

For Arsenal fixtures please check  Arsenal FC website


Local pay & display meters

There are many 2 hour pay and display bays in the area as well as a few four hour ones:
Islington Council map of pay and display spaces. Click Explore our Maps, Data menu, transport & parking, parking, non residential, pay & display bays.

Private local car parks

Upper Street Car Park – Located at the Business Design Centre on Upper Street (10 -15 minute walk from the Chapel). Height restriction of 2m applies.
Westerfield Road Car Park – Located at Seven Sisters (a six minute tube journey from Highbury and Islington). No height restriction, £6.40 per day.
www.justpark.com – Reasonably priced parking spaces that must be booked in advance online.

Disabled Parking

There is no disabled parking bay outside Union Chapel but Blue Badge holders can park:

  • on yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions for up to three hours, providing the clock card is displayed and set to your time of arrival. Please note anyone can park on single yellow lines from 6.30pm onwards (unless it is an Arsenal Home Match)
  • in resident bays, and pay and display bays for an unlimited time

Please check full details on the Islington Council website


Cycling to Union Chapel

Daylight bike

There are plenty of cycle racks around Highbury Corner – but please don’t use the railings in front of people’s houses or around the park.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any bike racks of our own but you are welcome to check folding bikes in to the Cloakroom (£1 per item).


The local area


Cash Machines: Natwest & Nationwide (Upper Street, opposite Union Chapel), Barclays (Highbury Corner, opposite tube station).

Parks: Highbury Fields, Compton Terrace Gardens, Laycock Street Open Space, Canonbury Square Gardens – all here on Google Maps.

Coffee shops: Lots of choice – the closet and one of the nicest is Maison d’etre (Highbury Corner).

Places to Eat: The best place to eat is at the Chapel itself! Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food in the bar at most gigs and opens with doors to the show. There are also innumerable restaurants in the local area serving almost every kind cuisine – lots of info on Google.

Local accommodation: Need to  stay the night? There are lots of hotels, hostels & B&Bs in the area –  list of local accommodation.