Make your Christmas an extra bit special by attending Midnight Mass at Westminster Abbey.
It's a traditional service with a sermon, Holy Communion and the singing of Christmas carols by the Abbey Choir.
Note: Whilst you can attend the midnight mass for free, you still need to get hold of a ticket beforehand. Check their website for details. If you don't manage to get hold of a ticket then you can always try the midnight mass at St. Paul's Cathedral instead. Or maybe you can wait for the main service on Christmas morning.
Craig’s review of Westminster Abbey – “Everyone who comes to London should visit Westminster Abbey... simple as that. It's the second best building in the capital after Parliament, and contains the single greatest room in the Henry VII chapel. Unfortunately it's also bloody expensive considering that it's a church, but I suppose even God has his bills to pay. You definitely need to listen to the audio-gui… continued”
Christmas Mass at Westminster Abbey – 25 Dec 2018 – London is like a ghost town on Christmas Day so how about attending the Sung Eucharist at Westminster Abbey instead?
Bach’s St. John Passion — Westminster Abbey – 16 Apr 2019 – Westminster Abbey will be celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Bach's St John Passion by St James' Baroque
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
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2018 – Raymond Briggs' classic children's book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman – 22 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
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 Westminster Abbey then you might like to visit Brompton Oratory (catch the train from Westminster to South Kensington), St. Paul’s Cathedral (catch the train from Westminster to St Pauls) and Westminster Cathedral (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Westminster to Victoria)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans