Free events in London 24th Dec, Christmas Eve

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

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

 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Midnight Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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

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

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.
 
 at Regent Street, London
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Christmas lights in Regent Street

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

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

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

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 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.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea

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?

Cinderella — with Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden24 DecemberAmanda Holden, Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto “Cinderella” at the London Palladium.

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity24 DecemberThe National Maritime Museum’s new exhibition will tell the story of Admiral Nelson’s controversial lover, Emma Hamilton.

Feminist Avant-Garde (from the Verbund Collection)24 DecemberThe Photographers’ Gallery “Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s” exhibition includes work from the Verbund Collection.

‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ competition24 December“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.

Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Jerry, Carl and Cash24 December“Million Dollar Quartet” tells the true story of a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

See the view from the top of Wellington Arch24 DecemberThe balconies on Wellington Arch have views of Constitution Hill, Apsley House and part of Buckingham Palace’s gardens.

Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume24 December“Carols by Candlelight” features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.

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.

Meet the animals up close, at London Zoo24 DecemberHere’s your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.

 
 
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