Pride in London Parade gears up in Portland Place and runs from the BBC’s Broadcasting House to Oxford Circus, down Regent Street, through Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street and past the new Grandstand viewing point. Then left into Pall Mall, Pall Mall East, Cockspur Street, past Trafalgar Square, and into Whitehall. The Parade then disperses. Also there is a stage in Trafalgar Square for a mix of famous and community acts.
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More than 60 new and returning events are taking place across the city including the Pride in London Parade. Showcasing the full spectrum of London and the LGBT community. This year’s festival will celebrate the true diversity of London’s art, history, theatre, film, music and more.
With highlights including, A Big Gay Iftaar, bringing together the Muslim and LGBT+ communities. To open a fast together during Ramadan. Cheeky historical tours of Soho with Saucy Soho Tours. A guided tour looking at characters who’ve lived and loved down Soho’s streets. City Dash Game, a high energy, immersive treasure hunt specifically themed for the festival and LGBT+ Picnic in the Park. A special Pride picnic, with entertainment from local favourites Shkembe Soup and Broken Swing Band.
Celebrating the 21st Anniversary of London’s Gay Symphony Orchestra. The UK’s oldest LGBT+ orchestra, will also be performing in St John’s Smith Square. Featuring Russian classics as well as a new commission from Michael Finnissy. For under 18’s Pride Prom 2017 will provide an evening of entertainment from LGBT+ performers and DJ’s. All in a healthy and safe environment.
Pride in London Parade
Mayor of London
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London’s LGBT+ community is one of the largest in the world, and I was proud to lead last year’s Pride march and to be Mayor of a city that doesn’t just tolerate diversity, but truly embraces and celebrates it. This year’s Pride in London programme reflects the full spectrum of the capital’s LGBT+ community and I urge all Londoners to immerse themselves in the festivities, proudly wave the rainbow flag and make this year’s Pride in London the biggest and most colourful yet.”
Peter Flynn from Pride in London said: “Pride in London is not only a celebration of the LGBT+ community, it’s a celebration of the city itself.
“London is one of the most diverse. welcoming and accepting cities in the world and we’re proud to be part of it. and we’re delighted to work with Visit London. Pride in London strives to be a beacon to the rest of the world, and hope people from across the U.K. and beyond will come to London this year and join the celebrations.”
Transport for London
Transport for London (TfL) is celebrating Pride by transforming parts of the transport network with a new rainbow design. Which has been created especially to raise awareness and also show support for the LGBT+ community. Also a range of activities taking place this month. The bold new design highlighting #loveislove can be seen around London. Including above the Oxford Street entrance of Tottenham Court Road station. Also incorporated into a number of rainbow roundels at Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Tube stations.
Also you can see our visit to Pride last year here