In our travels, Scott and I love visiting cathedrals and churches. Of course, we go to the famous ones, but also enjoy popping in to small, tucked-away ones such as London's St. Bride's Church ("The Journalists' Church"). Even better if we can go to a service.
Since we had toured Westminster Abbey on a previous vacation in London, we decided to attend one of their Evensong services during our recent visit.
You can't wander around the church - it is a worship service, after all - but you will get beautiful views of the church on the way to your seat and during the service. Much of the service was sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey (amazing!), with prayers and scripture readings interspersed throughout. We went to a 5 p.m. service, but check the Abbey's web site for the schedule of services on the date you want to attend. No tickets needed and, unlike touring the cathedral, there is no entrance fee. Just join the queue outside the entrance about half an hour before the service time.
We also had great seats for the service. Scott was not impressed by this, but we sat precisely where Kate Middleton's family sat during the 2011 Royal Wedding. No Royals to be seen at this service, but the seats provided a beautiful view of the church.