Most London churches will hold Christmas Day services. If you want to experience a service at an iconic church, try the St Paul’s Midnight Mass (starts 11.30pm Christmas Eve), Sung Eucharist at 11am or Festal Evensong at 3.15pm.
Westminster Abbey has a Midnight Mass (starts 11.30pm Christmas Eve), Sung Eucharist (10.30am) and Evensong at 3pm.
Occupy London has released the following statement on their St Paul's protest:
"On the eve of the anniversary of the beginninng of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul's Cathedral, supporters of Occupy London, in collaboration with Christianity Uncut, today staged a dramatic intervention to highlight their call for the leadership of St Paul'sCathedral to stop sitting on the fence and join the fight against rising inequality in the UK and beyond.
"While Christianity Uncut unfurled a 5m x 10m banner outside the Cathedral urging the leadership of St Paul's to "Throw out the money changers from the temple", four Occupy activists staged a mic check during Evensong. They are now locked on to the Cathedral pulpit not planning to leave."
Some of the country's most famous hairdressers have spoken of how Vidal Sassoon influenced their own careers.
As they arrived for a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral today, John Frieda and Nicky Clarke paid tribute to him as a unique individual.
"He was a revolutionary. There is no doubt about it, the people that are around today, including myself, certainly owe a huge debt to him."
– Hairdresser Nicky Clarke
"I don't think there is anyone in our industry that has achieved what he achieved. He was a man that completely revolutionised the industry in a way no one else ever has."
– Hairdresser John Frieda
Vidal Sassoon was a London-born hairdressing pioner, who invented the "bob" hairstyle which epitomised the Swinging Sixties. Some of his most famous clients were designer Mary Quant, the model Jean Shrimpton and film star Terence Stamp.
He also turned his craft into a multi-million pound industry, creating a network of academies and lending his name to various hair products.
He died at his home in Los Angeles in May, aged 84, after a battle with leukaemia
The risk of chemical erosion to the stone facade of St Paul's Cathedral is at a 300-year low.
A recent study has found that the levels of sulphur dioxide - found in acid rain - have fallen by 95% over 30 years.
The drop is largely down to a decline in industry in central London and a move towards cleaner energy production, according to the report by the universities of Portsmouth, Oxford, Sussex and Cambridge.