When: 6 - 7 July 2019
The one key event you have to experience while you’re in the city is the Pride Parade, which will take place on Saturday 6 July and pass by some of London’s finest attractions. Thousands of floats, performers and marchers join together to form a parade several miles long, and spectators get to see the finest in LGBTQ pride; watch out for marriage proposals en route!
The parade finishes at historic Trafalgar Square, which is packed with people and stages. Music, spoken word and outrageous costumes are the order of the day. It’s free to watch, so find a good spot on the parade route and cheer your heart out.
This year’s London Pride is a special one: it marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, where people in the Stonewall pub in New York protested against police crackdowns. It marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, and there’s sure to be plenty to learn about it during Pride Weekend. There’s also a great deal going on across the city, including drag performances, comedy, dancing, pub quizzes and parties; keep an eye on the official London Pride website to pick what you want to see.