Union Chapel ‘best live music venue in capital’

The Union Chapel has been voted London’s best live music venue for the second time.

The Grade-II listed church in Compton Street, Islington, beat competition from Brixton Academy and the Royal Albert Hall to take the top spot in Time Out magazine’s poll.

“Union Chapel is one of the most beautiful settings to enjoy live music in London and has a totally unique atmosphere” said Tim Arthur, editor-in-chief of Time Out London.

While continuing to hold regular Sunday services, the church has played host to Sir Tom Jones, Adele and Bono and The Edge from U2, with Welsh singer Aled Jones scheduled to play later this year.

It has a capacity of 800 and won the Time Out Live Venue of the year award for the first time in 2002. It also incorporates a soup kitchen and other facilities for the homeless as part of its Margins Project.

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