may, 2019

23may10:3011:30Tour of Union Chapel10:30 - 11:30 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

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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 a working church, the Chapel still towers over Upper Street. Take a tour and learn more from one of our 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.

Time

(Thursday) 10:30 - 11:30

Location

Union Chapel

Compton Terrace, N1 2UN

Guide

An Islington Guided Walks Guide

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