Celebrate London’s LGBT+ community with everything from live music and film screenings, to art exhibitions and historical tours, at the many Pride in London events this June and July. Among these LGBT events, you’ll find specific themed lesbian events, gay events and trans events, but most events are open to all to attend.
Plan which Pride in London 2017 events to go to below.
LGBT Forums Summer Reception
4 Jul, 4.45pm-7pm, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Southwark, SE1 2AA, free
Find out more about LGBT forums during a summer reception hosted by the Wandsworth LGBT Forum, which brings together all LGBT forums from London’s 32 boroughs.
Queer & The City Life Drawing
4 Jul, 6.30pm, RIBA, 66 Portland Pl, Marylebone, W1B 1NT, £14
Draw the nude against dramatic projections of buildings and cities at the heart of key moments in queer history, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.Read More
Out for Sport: LGBT+ Bowling
5 Jul, 7pm, Palace Superbowl, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE, £13
Join London Lads on your own or with friends for two games of tenpin bowling, beers and light banter at this fully hosted event.Read More
Penguin Pride at Proud
5 Jul, 7.30pm, Proud Camden, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH, £21.59
Hear musicians, poets and authors, including Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, during Penguin's landmark evening of spoken word and discussions marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.Read More
The HIV Monologues
5 Jul, 7.30pm-10pm, Two Brewers, 114 Clapham High St, Clapham, SW4 7UJ, £14.85/£11 concessions
See Dragonflies Theatre’s 5-star-reviewed play tracing love, sex and HIV from AIDS to PrEP.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert5 Jul, 8.45pm, Prince Charles Cinema, WC2H 7BY, £10
Experience the legendary film as never before. Dress up, be prepared to get involved and enjoy surprises along the way!Read More
Smirnoff Choose Love Show
6-7 Jul, 2pm-8pm, Kachette, 347 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LP
Examine a selection of the artwork created in the Smirnoff #chooselove campaign at this two-day Shoreditch exhibition.
Britain on Film: LGBT Britain6 Jul, 6.10pm-8.10pm, BFI Southbank, SE1 8XT, £8.80-£12.10
Take a look at Britain on Film: LGBT Britain at BFI Southbank, which brings rare archival films to the big screen, to uncover and celebrate the often-hidden history of LGBT lives, communities and cultures throughout the 20th century.Read More
Jake Graf: In Discussion6 Jul, 6.15pm, Warner Bros Film Entertainment, WC1X 8WB, free
Take part in an evening of screenings and discussions with influential filmmaker Jake Graf, talking about his career, his films, and transgender life in the 21st century.Read More
10 Key Films of Equality
6 Jul, 6.30pm, NBC Universal, 1 St Giles High St, WC2H 8NU, £3
Richard Dyer explores the representation of LGBT+ sexualities on screen, from early cinematic offerings to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, that celebrate touching encounters and the struggle for freedom and equality.Read More
Tom of Finland Screening
6 Jul, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY, £10
Learn about the art and influence of Tom of Finland in this evening at The Finnish Institute in London. A Q&A session will precede the screening of a documentary about the illustrator.
Lip Sync Battle Live
6 Jul, 7pm, Freedom Bar, 60-66 Wardour St, Soho, W1F 0TA, £5
Take a shot at live lip syncing against a drag queen and win prizes.Read More
Marlene Dietrich: Gay Icon
6 Jul, 7.30pm, Cinema Museum, Lambeth, SE11 4TH, £11.50
Discover the life, loves and career of Marlene Dietrich through a talk and screenings on the gender-fluid pioneer and all round fabulous movie star.Read More
Queer Naked Movement & Social6 Jul, 7.30pm, venue is near to Clapham North Station and revealed on booking, £12.50-£16.50
Join a non-sexual workshop in movement, naked exploration, breath and connection in a safe and supportive space.Read More
Pride Boxing: Volume 17 Jul, 5pm, Porchester Hall, Queensway, W2 5HS, £40
Cheer on the competitors during a white-collar boxing event, with contestants drawn from across London’s LGBT+ community.Read More
Pride Boxing: Volume 2
7 Jul, 5pm, Porchester Hall, Queensway, W2 5HS, £40
Watch a thrilling white-collar boxing event with contestants drawn from across London’s LGBT+ community.Read More
Pride in London Parade8 Jul, from 1pm, various venues, free.
Get ready for this year’s Pride in London Parade, which takes place on Saturday 8 July. You’ll be in for a treat with the biggest and best parade yet, including more than 300 groups marching and more floats taking to London’s streets than ever before.Read More
Summer In London8-29 Jul, matinees: 2.30pm, evening shows: 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Stratford East, E15 1BN, £8-£25
Laugh out loud at a hilarious new romcom set in London, written and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and brought vividly to life with stunning visuals, a dynamic soundtrack and a vibrant cast of transgender actors.Read More
Christians at Pride Service8 Jul, 5.30pm, St James's Piccadilly, St. James's, W1J 9LL, free
Go along to a Parade Day Christian service, open to all Christians, their friends, families and supporters.Read More