Overview

Two well-presented, versatile halls in the heart of Islington's Upper St. Available weekdays and weekends, daytime and evening.

Address: 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ. (Next to Islington Fire Station.) The venue is at the end of a passageway off Upper St, shielding it from the street's noise and bustle.

Getting here: Equidistant between Angel (Northern Line), Essex Rd (National Rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line & London Overground). Buses 4, 19, 30, 43.

Features: WiFi, PA, sound desk, projector, piano, wooden floor, stage, folding tables / chairs, disabled access, catering area, kitchen, outside passageway.

Hours: 8am to 1am.

Viewing: By appointment only. Please contact spen@new-unity.org.


Large Hall

Character: A bright, airy hall with wooden floors and numerous skylights. A versatile space that easily adapts to different types of event.

Capacity: Comfortably accommodates up to 150 people.

Event types: Wedding reception, birthday party, conference, corporate event, lecture, training, rehearsal, performance, class, movie screening.

Dimensions

  • Length 12.8m; width 8.5m.

  • Ceiling height at centre: 5.7 (highest point); 5.4m (beams).

  • Ceiling height, adjacent to the walls: 3.7m (highest point); 3.4m (beams).

  • Stage: 5.5m x 2.3m.


Small Hall

Character: An airy, versatile room with a wooden floor and large skylight.

Capacity: Comfortably accommodates up to 20 people.

Event types: Training, workshops, rehearsals, community meetings and gatherings. Also serves as a breakout room or overflow room for the Main Hall, as part of a large event booking.

Dimensions: Length 9.4m; width 4.7m.

(Photo credit, left three images below: Marcus Duran)


Whole Venue

Hold your birthday party, wedding reception and other large events at our New Unity Upper Street Islington Venue

Our venue is perfectly placed by its proximity to Islington Town Hall and Register Office on Upper Street for wedding ceremonies and great transport links make it a fantastic space for large events. The adaptable and atmospheric large hall is ideal for small to medium-size wedding receptions (for up to 120-150 guests depending on the configuration). The hall has a unique character and features high ceilings, skylights and a stage.

The venue offers numerous set-up possibilities. You have the freedom to arrange your own catering and drinks if you wish. Wedding parties can dress the hall with flowers, candles and fabric and, in our experience, the result is lovely.

Though this venue is ideal for weddings, other events can also be held here, for example large-scale conferences and meetings, as well as team away days.

Whole venue: £140/hr

You may book the whole venue from 11:00 on Saturday until 11:00 on Sunday for £1900. Our Wedding Special, which includes hiring for a reception, the ceremony, and a 24-hour booking, is £2050. For more information about our wedding ceremonies, including same-sex marriages, please visit our Marriage & Civil Partnership page.

(Please note that the day rate does not include cleaning and the stewarding or security guard fee.)

 

Wedding Ceremonies at New Unity Upper Street

A bright, atmospheric and versatile hall with wooden floors. Comfortably accommodates up to 150 people seated. Multiple skylights give plenty of natural light. The hall includes both a stage and piano.

Rate: £350 plus hourly rate for hiring the hall.

(Please note that the rate does not include cleaning and stewarding.)


Other Fees and Charges

Refundable damage deposit: £300

Steward: £10.55 flat fee + £10.55/hr

Security guard: £12.00/hr + VAT

Projector & screen: £50 flat fee

Discretionary extra deposit for large or equipment-heavy events: £300


About the Area

Islington is a popular residential and commercial district on the northern edge of central London, extending from Islington High Street to Highbury Fields. Its bustling main street, Upper Street, offers a vibrant mix of shops, pubs, restaurants and clubs.