Here’s All You Need To Know About This Year’s Pride In London Parade

Pride in London‘s month-long Pride Festival culminates with a fantastic Pride Parade and celebration across the capital, with up to one and a half million people expected to descend on the West End.

It’s a chance to celebrate all the forms of love, sexuality and gender in London, to continue to fight against the issues that LGBTQ+ people still face in our city, and to express solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities around the world. Pride in London 2024 follows on from last year’s fantastic celebration, with the first-ever UK Pride taking place way back in 1972. We’ve come a long way in those 50+ years, but there’s still a way to go – and a huge, joyous parade is an excellent reminder of that!

When is the Pride parade in London?

An LGBTQ+ Pride flag waves above a crowd of people.

The Pride In London Parade 2024 will be taking place on Saturday, 29 June, beginning at 12 pm. There are over 30,000 participants from more than 500 different groups, meaning it’s one of the biggest and most diverse pride routes in the UK. It also means there’ll be a massive six hours of paradin’, from when the first group sets off, to when the final group arrives at its destination.

Where is the Pride in London parade route?

Parade for Pride in London with flags and 'Pride' balloons
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The Pride Parade route goes from Hyde Park Corner over to Picadilly Circus, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, where it technically ends. But, there’s far more action going on at the stages in Soho and Trafalgar Square to continue the party (more on that in a little while).

Is there a Pride Parade route map?

You betcha bottom dollar:

Route for Pride in London's annual parade
Photo: Pride in London

Where can I go along the Pride route?

As well as setting the route out, that handy Pride In London map also pinpoints some suggestions along the way to hangout, refuel and take a pit stop along the way. She Soho, KU Bar, Duke Of Wellington and many more are among the suggestions. The map also shows where toilets, first aid points and community stalls are. All hail the map. You can view the map by visiting the official website.

Where can I watch the Pride in London parade?

Pride in London parade walking down bustling Regent Street to Picadilly Circus
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Designated viewing areas are in place all along the parade route, so if you’re hoping to spot a pal marching in the parade – or just want to wave a rainbow flag in support – you’ll find plenty of spots to watch the march.

The parade is free to watch, however, there are paid Grandstand spots if you want to guarantee a fantastic view. For more information and tickets, click here to visit Pride in London’s website.

What else is happening at Pride In London 2023?

There are six free, fun-filled stages in the West End offering entertainment galore from midday through to the evening.

The main stage in Trafalgar Square will be hosting a lot of performances, including chart-topping pop stars and acclaimed DJs to powerful spoken word artists and dynamic drag performances. Performers include Drag Race winner Ginger Johnson and West End royalty from Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

The Leicester Square stage, otherwise known as the LGBTQIA Women and Non-Binary Stage, also has a cracking lineup throughout the day, with awe-inspiring performances specially curated for these incredible communities.

Over at the Soho Square stage, you can enjoy a packed-out lineup as usual. And finally, the Golden Square and Dean Street stages in Soho keep the street party alive until late at night. For more information on the entire line-up and stage set up, check out our article or visit the official Pride in London website here

How can I support Pride in London?

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a proud ally, or a casual passerby who’d like to lend your support, there are loads of ways to get involved. That could involve taking part in grassroots action, fundraising for LGBTQ+ causes, donating some of your hard-earned, or simply buying some merch from the Pride in London shop. Check out the website for more!

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