Amazingly, there are still a few London buildings that don’t house retail opportunities. The Guardian is featuring seventeen of London’s hidden interiors here – well, some aren’t all that hidden, but they’re certainly less well-known – and the challenge would be to visit them all, as the opening times of such places tend to be tricky to negotiate.
If I recall correctly, the power station interior was seen in ‘Monty Python’s Meaning Of Life’, and the operating theatre has featured in films, but who knew that Finsbury’s town hall was so grand? The guild halls are generally all rather elaborate, and many host Christmas events.
This year they’re staging ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the Inns of Court, which should be a gothic treat, and many carol services are held in the City of London’s astonishing churches. It’s worth regularly checking around the London sites to find the best upcoming events.