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.
Discover some of best London Christmas carols and concerts for 2023 – get in the festive spirit with a visit to one of London's top Christmas carols listed below.
Christmas carols and concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Check out the family-friendly lineup of Christmas concerts and carols at the atmospheric St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square. Bring the whole family along to carols for kids and enjoy special candlelit performances, Handel’s Messiah and contemporary gospel songs in this elegant setting. 1-22 Dec
Carols in the Courtyard at Fulham Palace
Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Advent and Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral
Christmas at Westminster Abbey
Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square
Become filled with Christmas cheer amid the baroque features of St John's Smith Square. Attend choir performances, listen to organ recitals and enjoy carols sung by the Parliament Choir during the annual Christmas Festival at the Westminster concert venue, where Benjamin Britten once sang with his school choir. 5-23 December
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, brings along some of its four-legged residents for two evenings of festive fun at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea. 7-8 Dec
Carol concert at Up at The O2
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, including a Christmas carol singalong, a performance by King's College Choir and a screening of Love Actually with a live orchestra. 16 Dec-1 Jan