Christmas Mass at Westminster Abbey

Address:
, Parliament Square, Westminster, London51.499214 -0.1277
Tel:
0207 222 5152

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
10.30 AM to 12 noon
Tickets & Cost:
Free. No ticket required. See westminster-abbey.org

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Westminster Abbey is #14 in our London Bucket List

Tourists are often surprised to find London looking like a ghost town on Christmas Day. All of the theatres, galleries and attractions are closed — even the buses and trains stop running — but there are still one of two things that are well-worth doing.

How about attending the Sung Eucharist at Westminster Abbey? It's a traditional service with a sermon and Holy Communion, and beautiful music from the Abbey Choir.

It's totally free and you don't even need a ticket, but if you're thinking of attending then you should try and get there early because the seats are sure to fill up.

P.S. There's another service at St. Paul's Cathedral, but if want something an extra little bit special then why not try their midnight mass on Christmas Eve?

 

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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”

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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)

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