Events in London – Christmas Eve, 24 December

 

Christmas events on 24th December

Christmas is only 64 days away now, so why not try one of these seasonal events?

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral Start your Christmas in style by attending the atmospheric candlelit midnight mass at St Pauls Cathedral on Christmas Eve
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey The Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey includes a sermon and Holy Communion and Christmas carols by the Abbey Choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy some seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the congregation and Cathedral Choir at St Pauls Cathedral
Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre

Theatre shows on 24th December

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Monday 24th December

Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

to Richmond Theatre Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this years Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre

Family & Kid’s events on 24th December

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 24th December

Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

to Richmond Theatre Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this years Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre
Beauty And The Beast at Shaw Theatre

to Shaw Theatre Beauty and the Beast is a traditional Christmas panto with lots of laughs and dancing and a bit of panto magic
Peppa Pigs Adventure at Theatre Royal Haymarket

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Take your little kids to see Peppa Pigs Adventure and go on a camping trip to the woods with all her friends

Art & Museum exhibitions on 24th December

How about spending a few hours on Monday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Edwin Landseers majestic painting of The Monarch of the Glen is one of the worlds best-loved animal paintings
National Gallery
free

to National Gallery Rachel Macleans darkly comic and satirical film explores the relationship between Scotland and England
Guildhall Art Gallery

to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallerys new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough

Royal & Religious events on 24th December

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral Start your Christmas in style by attending the atmospheric candlelit midnight mass at St Pauls Cathedral on Christmas Eve
Westminster Abbey
free

Westminster Abbey The Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey includes a sermon and Holy Communion and Christmas carols by the Abbey Choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy some seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the congregation and Cathedral Choir at St Pauls Cathedral
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families

Political & Military events on 24th December

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War

Sightseeing tours on 24th December

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
BrakeAway Bike Tours

BrakeAway Bike Tours Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle

Sports events on 24th December

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Monday 24th December

Tower of London

to Tower of London The Tower of Londons outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum has one of Londons prettiest ice rinks decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel

Other London events on 24th December

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Monday

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
The City

The City If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
 
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