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Christmas gigs in London

Our guide to the most festive concerts London has to offer this winter

Kick off the festive period with a bang this year at one of our selection of Christmas gigs in London. From carols to cheese to neo-prog-rock, browse our round-up for a little of what you like. 

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Kate Rusby at Christmas

Kate Rusby's sweet folk voice has been clocking up the gongs for the past 15 years including four time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her tragic tones will create a welcome sombre timbre to the festive period.

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Union Chapel , Canonbury Friday December 9 2016

House Gospel Choir Does Christmas

The gospel choir that specialises in house music will bring the uplifting highs (and bangers) of the dancefloor and some class harmonies to the Jazz Cafe. The choir has previously performed at Glastonbury, Latitude and provided backing vocals for Gorgon City's single 'Saving My Life'.

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Jazz Cafe , Camden Town Sunday December 11 2016

Some Voices presents Christmas Movies

London’s coolest choir (all 400 of them) will be belting out their unique take on Christmas film classics and cult favourites. There’ll be tracks from Love Actually, that Oasis song from the John Lewis ad – and, yep, there’s some Mariah in the mix too. A DJing santa and candy cane cocktails will add to the festive vibes.

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The Coronet , Elephant and Castle Tuesday December 13 2016 - Wednesday December 14 2016

The BT Christmas Concert

Chris Hollins presents a festive concert of traditional carols and popular Christmas hits, with John Rigby conducting the London Concert Choir, London Concert Chorus and Tiffin Boys' Choir, plus guests.

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Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Tuesday December 13 2016


Neo-prog rock veterans headline their annual 'legendary' (their words, not ours) Christmas bash, playing from their 10-strong back-catalogue of LPs.

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O2 Academy Islington , Angel Saturday December 17 2016


All-female Lips Choir will bring their usual combination of pop and irreverance to their annual two-night Christmas extravaganza, expect a mix from Blondie to DJ Luck and MC Neat. Not only is it a fundraiser for Women Asylum Seekers Together but also a celebration that The Coronet has been granted another year on it's lease.

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The Coronet , Elephant and Castle Friday December 16 2016 - Saturday December 17 2016
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The 50 best Christmas songs

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By: Sophie Harris