Sing along to popular Christmas carols in London, enjoy classic music recitals with a seasonal twist, or be entertained by star performers at festive concerts this winter.
If you’re keen to learn more about the Christmas story, head to one of London’s iconic churches and cathedrals, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, for a special advent service or winter concert during Christmas in London.
Below are some of the best London Christmas concerts from 2018. Check back later in the year for confirmed details of carol concerts in London for Christmas 2019.
Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall
G4 Christmas by Candlelight at St James’s Church
Advent and Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral
London’s iconic St Paul's Cathedral again hosted its annual series of carols, services and recitals. Whether you were attending with kids for the annual Family Carol Service, reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas at Eucharist services, or enjoying a traditional carol concert, you could soak up the incredible acoustics of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece during Christmas in London.
Christmas carols and concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square
You could fill yourself with Christmas cheer last December amid the Baroque features of St John's Smith Square. Choral works, classical recitals and carol concerts combined as part of the annual Christmas Festival at the Westminster concert venue, where Benjamin Britten once sang with his school choir.
Christmas at Westminster Abbey
Haunting harmonies from the choir and majestic notes from the organ were among the highlights of a series of concerts, recitals and services at beautiful Westminster Abbey. These included the annual Christmas concert, where young choristers and musicians led an evening of carols, readings and choral works.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Christmas Carol Concert at St Luke's Church
Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square
Carol concert at Eltham Palace and Gardens
Temple Winter Festival at Temple Church
Mariah Carey at The O2
Mariah Carey’s biggest hits were part of the All I Want for Christmas Tour at The O2 in 2018. Fans could enjoy songs from her much-loved Christmas album, including festive classic All I Want for Christmas is You.