Christmas carol concerts in London

Get into the Christmas spirit this season at a festive carol concert in the capital
By Time Out London editors |

An evening of Christmas carols is a surefire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit on to a cold winter's evening. From grand affairs in majestic venues like Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral to charity fundraisers with celebrity readings, London's carol services are guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow. And if you go wild for a choir at this time of year, there are also plenty of concerts offering gospel or pop-based setlists. 

Christmas carol services in London

Things to do, Concerts

Age UK Love Christmas Carol Concert


In a real coup for Christmas spirit, Age UK – a charity who are working to help older people combat loneliness – have organised this carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral to raise funds. The event is truly star-studded, and will feature musical performances by Russell Watson, the St Paul's Cathedral Choir and London Gay Men's Chorus as well as readings by Joanna Lumley and Barbara Windsor, among others. Booking recommended.  

Music, Classical and opera

London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas

icon-location-pin Royal Albert Hall, Knightsbridge

A festive special from a gospel choir that began way back in 1982 and have gone on to perform a few steps behind, and to the side of, Madonna, Kylie, Tina Turner and George Michael. They're a class act so expect plenty of sparkle when they fill the iconic Royal Albert Hall with their mighty vocals.

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