Enjoy a Carol Service at St. Paul's Cathedral and reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ through seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the Cathedral Choir.
This event is free and everybody is welcome. The doors will open an hour before the service starts. If you're planning on attending then you definitely need to arrive early because there is limited space inside the cathedral.
Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at St. Paul’s – 21 Dec 2018 – Listen to Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" performed inside St Paul's Cathedral, alongside some readings for advent.
Family carol service at St. Paul’s Cathedral – 22 Dec 2018 – This short(-ish) Christmas carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral is aimed especially at families with little children.
Midnight Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral – 24 Dec 2018 – Start your Christmas in style by attending the atmospheric candlelit midnight mass at St Paul's Cathedral on Christmas Eve
Christmas Day service at St. Paul’s – 25 Dec 2018 – There's not a lot to do in London on Christmas Day so how about attending a church service at St Paul's Cathedral instead?
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy St. Paul’s then you might like to visit Brompton Oratory (catch the train from St Pauls to South Kensington), Westminster Abbey (catch the train from St Pauls to Westminster) and Westminster Cathedral (catch the train from St Pauls to Victoria)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans