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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
  • The city-wide festivities celebrate the capital's LGBT+ community
  • Catch the Pride in London Parade on 7 July, as well as an incredible line-up of entertainment in Trafalgar Square and London's West End
  • This year's Pride in London theme is #PrideMatters


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. 

Pride in London Parade

The month-long festival culminates in the colourful Pride in London Parade in central London and free performances in Trafalgar Square on 7 July

See the Pride in London Parade wind through the West End's streets from 12pm to around 5pm, with more than 30,000 community representatives, dancers and performers taking part in the 2018 parade.

Continue the fun with a dazzling line-up of performers on the Trafalgar Square Stage, from 11.45 am to 8pm. Top acts include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the London Gay Men’s Chorus and the 2018 Pride's Got Talent winners, as well as the casts of AladdinThe Lion King and Everybody's Talking about Jamie

You'll also find more entertainment throughout the day at the Women's Stage in Leicester Square, the Cabaret Stage on Dean Street and the Family Stage in Golden Square.

Soho takes over at night with parties and events in the many pubs, bars and clubs.

Pride in London 2018 highlights

  • 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 Planet14 Jun-7 Jul
  • 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 Season19 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 Lates27 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
  • Raise money for charity and take on The Crystal Maze challenge, which has been given a colourful makeover. 3-7 Jul
  • Enjoy Pride in London-themed treats around the capital, including brightly coloured churros at Cantina Laredo and a rainbow-inspired pizza at BungaTINI. Various dates

Check out Pride in London for more events, activities and information.

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