Sing along to popular Christmas carols in London, enjoy music recitals with a seasonal twist and be entertained by performers at festive concerts this winter.
To learn more about the Christmas story, head to one of London's iconic cathedrals and churches, such as Westminster Abbey or St Paul's Cathedral, for a special advent service or winter concert during Christmas in London.
The locations below usually host some of check back later for confirmed details of the best London Christmas carols and concerts for 2023.
Advent and Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral
Visit London’s iconic St Paul's Cathedral for its annual programme of Advent and Christmas services in the lead-up to Christmas. Look out for traditional carol performances, Handel's Messiah, charity concerts and a midnight Eucharist on Christmas Eve. 2023 TBC
Christmas at Westminster Abbey
Join a series of concerts, recitals and Christmas services in the beautiful surroundings of Westminster Abbey. The abbey usually plays host to a popular annual Christmas concert, where young choristers and musicians lead an evening of carols, readings and choral works. 2023 TBC
Christmas carols and concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Check out the lineup of Christmas concerts and carols at the atmospheric St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square. Last year, you could bring the whole family along to carols for kids, or enjoy special candlelit performances, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in this elegant setting. 2023 TBC
Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square
Be filled with Christmas cheer amid the baroque features of St John's Smith Square. Attend choir performances, listen to organ recitals and enjoy carols by candlelight during the annual Christmas Festival at the Westminster concert venue, where Benjamin Britten once sang with his school choir. 2023 TBC
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Christmas Carol Concert at St Luke's Church
Support the mission of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by attending its annual Christmas carol concert in London. The charity, which looks after and rehomes lost and abandoned animals, usually brings along some of its four-legged residents for two evenings of festive fun at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea. 2023 TBC
Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Enjoy the Royal Albert Hall's annual programme of festive carols, shows and concerts. In previous years, the jam-packed calendar has featured a spectacular staging of Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas and Home Alone in Concert accompanied by a live symphony orchestra. 2023 TBC
Carols in the Courtyard at Fulham Palace
Head to Fulham Palace for Christmas carols in the beautifully restored Tudor courtyard. Keep the cold at bay with a warming mulled wine and tuck into some traditional Christmas fare, including mince pies. 2023 TBC
Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square
Christmas at the Barbican
Discover the Barbican’s exciting series of festive concerts, carols and singalongs for Christmas. One of Europe’s largest arts centres, it welcomes a world-class lineup of wintertime performances. 2023 TBC