Where to celebrate Pride in London: 2019 dates, times and events
Pride month is upon us once more, bringing with it fabulously colourful outfits, bold make-up and most importantly, a celebration of diversity and LGBTQ+ rights on the streets of London. As is tradition, the festivities culminate with the Pride in London Parade (6 July), which last year saw over a million people take to the streets of central London to march or show their support.
This year, Pride in London marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, the protests that kicked off the Pride movement when demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan in protest against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay pub in Greenwich Village. As such, this year's Pride theme is Jubilee.
Whether you’re taking part in events as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or just want to know where to go to show your support, here’s where to catch the best of Pride in London 2019.
If the parade leaves you with buckets of energy and a thirst to party into the night, our pick of the many after parties is the Queer Carnival, hosted by beloved LGBTQ+ collective Little Gay Brother. This is far from your average rave: the group is taking over Flat Iron Square near London Bridge to host a 13-hour street party. Here, you can join around 2,000 revellers in donning some biodegradable glitter and dancing the night away to performances from Aaron Porter, Chaka Khan’t, Kittin and Nimmo – while seeing the spirit of Pride into the new day.