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. Find out more about the groups marching in the Pride in London Parade 2017.
What is the Pride in London parade route?
The parade starts at 1pm, and takes a 1.4-mile (2.3km) route from just north of Oxford Circus on Regent Street, down Regent Street and through Piccadilly Circus. It then heads down Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square, and finishes in Whitehall at around 4:30pm.
See below for a map of the route.
Where can I watch the 2017 Pride parade?
Make sure to arrive early to secure your spot behind the barriers along the route, where you’ll be able to watch the parade. Pride in London is the city’s biggest one-day event, so the streets get very busy with people wanting to support and see the parade – follow our guide to staying safe.
The busiest area tends to be around Oxford Circus, so try and pick a quieter spot such as lower down on Regent Street to get a good view.
Anyone is welcome to watch and support the parade, but as it gets very busy, under-16s should be accompanied by an adult.
Plan ahead for the best way to travel to the parade, as some streets will be closed during the event. If you’re travelling by Tube, you should get off one stop before any point along the parade and walk.
If you have accessibility requirements, check out our guide to an accessible Pride in London.
Pride in London Parade Grandstand
Saturday 8 July: 12.30pm-5pm
Secure your seat for a spectacular view of the Pride in London Parade. Located on Waterloo Place, at the intersection with Pall Mall, the grandstand offers a vista like no other to enjoy every thrilling moment of London’s biggest free one-day event. The podium announcer keeps you informed during the parade, as the diverse parade participants pass by.
Book your spot for a thoroughly fabulous experience - tickets are priced from £30.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about grandstand tickets.
What else is on other than the parade?
As well as a parade, Pride in London hosts a number of other events around the city across London’s Pride Weekend.
Saturday 8 JulyMain stage in Trafalgar Square
- Enjoy a day full of music and inspirational speakers in Trafalgar Square from 12pm to 8pm.
- Key performers include Glee's Amber Riley, X Factor stars Saara Aalto and Fleur East, The London Gay Big Band and Pride’s Got Talent finalists.
- Pick up a drink from one of the pop-up bars that have been set up for the day within the square.
Entrance is free, but please make a donation to Pride in London to ensure it can continue to be a free event.
Other Pride in London celebrations
- Visit the Radio Diva Women's Stage in Leicester Square supported by AB InBev and Vodafone – here, you'll see performances by Heather Peace, Betty, and Pride in London 2017's Godmother, Sinitta, from 12.30pm until 7.30pm.
- Head to the Illumination family area in Golden Square from 12.30pm to 7pm, where the creators of the Despicable Me films host fun activities and performances.
- Enjoy top-class acts at the Cabaret Stage in Dean Street, including Adam All, Jacqui Swallows and Ren Stedmans, from 12.30pm until 7.30pm.
- Browse the community stalls in Soho Square for clothing and merchandise from 12pm until 8pm.
- Enjoy a drink in one of many lesbian and gay bars in London’s Soho.
Sunday 9 July
If you miss the parade on Saturday 8 July, head to Vauxhall on the following day to enjoy Pride in the Park, which is run in conjunction with UK Black Pride.
Find out more about Pride in London and book a hotel to make sure you stay near the action. There are also plenty of other events taking place over two weeks in the lead-up to the parade - discover what's on. Pride in London is run almost entirely by volunteers – find out how to get involved.