If you can’t face a night on the ice or the queues at Winter Wonderland, head for St Martin-in-the-Fields for an evening of music in one of London’s most atmospheric venues. This year, the church is hosting concerts from the London Bach Singers, renowned Russian pianist and harpsichordist Alexei Lubimov, and the English Chamber Choir and Belmont Ensemble.
Book ahead for ‘The Glory of Christmas’ with the Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge or drop in for one of their free lunchtime concerts. There are candlelit carol concerts all through December, so book your tickets and prepare for an evening of unforgettable music in one of London’s best-loved churches.
St Martin-in-the-Fields is situated on the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, close to the buzzing bars of Soho and Covent Garden’s festive piazza. If you’re in need of dinner after a concert, avoid the tourist traps and head for toptable favourites like The Balcon (a French gem on Pall Mall), Clos Maggiore, Dishoom or The Angel & Crown.