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Parking and Travelling by Car


We encourage people to use public transport as parking in the vicinity is very limited.

Union Chapel is outside the Congestion zone

Union Chapel is located in a Controlled Parking Zone (Zone E)

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:

Highbury corner parking facilities - Islington Council map of pay and display spaces. - 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

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 - 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 and for local parking bays please use (search by postcode N1 2XD).


Information for Bands and Daytime Hirers

Please read through the above information carefully as Union Chapel has no parking of its own.

We suggest you book in advance with one of the Private local car parks or purchase a Permission to Park notice from Islington Council.

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.

Load in and out happens at the back of the Chapel on Compton Avenue where it is single yellow lines. You should be fine if you are actively loading - just keep a watchful eye for roaming parking wardens!


Coach Parking

Union Chapel does not have its own parking area. Highbury Car Park is now closed.
Please contact Union Chapel Venue office for more information about coach / tour bus parking - email