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Pride in London 2017 Trafalgar Square stage. Image courtesy of Pride in London.
Celebrate the diversity of the LGBT+ community with the colourful Pride in London parade through central London, free festivities in Trafalgar Square and city-wide events. Read More


Join the party as thousands of people of all genders, sexualities, race and faith come together every year for Pride in London.

Pride in London celebrates the capital's LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community with events showcasing LGBT+ culture including theatre, dance, art, cinema, parties and activities across the city. 

The month-long festival culminates in the colourful Pride in London Parade in central London and free performances in Trafalgar Square on 7 JulySoho takes over at night with parties and events in the many pubs, bars and clubs.

In previous years, Pride in London has attracted more than one million people, with 26,000 community representatives, dancers and performers taking part in the 2017 parade. Check back nearer the time for more details of the 2018 parade.

Pride in London 2018 highlights

  • Have a go at life drawing with the Starkers Academy Pride Special (12 Jun) and The Queer Nude in Perspective (19 Jun) classes.
  • Discover how two young men help each other to cope with loss and love in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, in moving play Lonely Planet. 14 Jun-7 Jul
  • Watch some of the capital's best young LGBT+ performers at the Flawless Talent show final. 17 Jun
  • Learn more about the Section 28 ban on the promotion of homosexuality in the UK, 30 years after it was enforced, with a series of plays during the Remember the Clause Season. 19 Jun-7 Jul
  • Celebrate the contribution of LGBT+ culture with a whole day of activities, talks, performances and tours with Queer and Now at Tate Britain. 23 Jun
  • Enjoy 30 films and short films as the free Queer Asia Film Festival brings six days of big-screen works to the British Museum and SOAS. 24-29 Jun
  • Find a host of cabaret and music performances, variety shows, talks and more at the Science Museum’s Sexuality Lates. 27 Jun
  • Don your glad rags for the #PrideProm, full of top acts to take you long into the evening. 30 Jun
  • Learn more about gender and sexual identity through the ages during a tour of some of The V&A’s objects. 30 Jun
  • Delve into the life and experiences of a gay icon through solo play Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope at Brasserie Zédel. 1 and 8 Jul
  • Be entertained by everything from acrobatics to dance as Pride in London takes over the Underbelly Festival with the Rising Stars show. 2 Jul
  • Cheer on the community groups and performers as they parade through the West End during the colourful Pride in London Parade. 7 Jul
  • See special acts and Pride’s Got Talent finalists on the main stage in Trafalgar Square, plus more acts, parties and music throughout Soho. 7 Jul


Event FREE

The parade in central London and performances in Trafalgar Square are free to attend.

Some other events during the month-long festival require paid-for tickets.

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