Christmas carols tra la la- the best carol services in London in 2016

I love Christmas carols and there is nothing better in the run up to Christmas than going to a carol service in one of London’s beautiful churches, especially if it is candlelit.

It may feel a little early to be thinking about Christmas carol services, but the good carol concerts in London book up quickly.

Here are my top picks for the best places to sing Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly.

The Times and Sunday Times newspapers’ carol service at St Brides church on Fleet Street is on 28th November 2016 (6.15pm for 6.45pm start).

You can kick off the festive season at the famous, 300 year-old church of St Bride’s. The church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is steeped in history. It is set in the centre of London on Fleet Street it has a long association with journalists and newspapers.

The Marie Curie Carols in the City  is the perfect opportunity to start the Christmas season off in style.

It takes place on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at Southwark Cathedral and starts at 7.15pm. Tickets may be £40 but it is for an amazing charity.

It will feature carols by candlelight, performances by the  baritone and composer Roderick Williams and the chamber choir Canticum. There will also be seasonal readings by celebrity guests. It looks like a cracking festive night out.


St Martin in the Fields is one of my favourite churches in London and there are lots of carol services taking place there over the festive season, here are a couple of carol services that look really good.


Finally the festive season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of London’s crowning glories, beautiful St Pauls cathedral. There are lots of  beautiful carol services in the run up and over the Christmas period. A great place to catch some Christmas carols in London in 2016.

You can find all of St Pauls’ Christmas carol services here. It is one of London’s most iconic buildings, another of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces. It was built between 1675 and 1710, after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.


I hope you find somewhere to sing Deck the boughs or Little Town of Bethlehem.If you know of any carol services that should be in the list, please let me know.

Happy carol singing.


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