Free events in London 24th Dec, Christmas Eve

Free events in London on Christmas Eve, Sat 24th December

Our guide to free events in London on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016.

Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral Begin your Christmas with an atmospheric midnight mass on Christmas Eve at St Paul's Cathedral, bathed in candlelight.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at St Paul's Cathedral, on the 23rd and 24th December — for free!
 
Childrens event in London at Trafalgar Square

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to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

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to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
 
Childrens event in London at Regent Street

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to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
Free event in London at Carnaby Street

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to Carnaby Street Carnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.
 
Childrens event in London at Bond Street

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Bond Street Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!
Childrens event in London at Oxford Street

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to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
 
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino - 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' and 'The Adoration of the Kings'.
 
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Free event in London at One New Change

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One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Free event in London at Primrose Hill

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Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Free event in London at Little Venice

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Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
Museum exhibition in London at National Maritime Museum

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to National Maritime Museum "Forgotten Fighters" will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.
 

We don’t have any more free events, but how about these other events in London on 24 December?

Sing-A-Long with the movie “Frozen”24 DecemberDisney’s animated classic “Frozen” is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.

Australia’s Impressionists — National Gallery24 DecemberThe National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia’s Impressionist movement.

Climb to the top of The Monument24 DecemberThe Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.

Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection24 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John’s private collection.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery24 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

Have a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe24 DecemberHave a tour of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered24 DecemberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat!24 DecemberA London RIB Voyage is something you won’t forget… you’ll be speeding down the river underneath the capital’s bridges.

Ride an old-style double-decker bus24 DecemberRelive London’s history, and ride a 1960s double-decker bus (the ones with a conductor and an open platform at the back).

 
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