As well as being of huge cultural and political significance, this year’s annual Pride festival (taking place from June 10-26) features tons of official and unofficial Pride afterparties taking place alongside. The main date for after-dark fun and dancing is Saturday June 25, once the Pride in London Parade wraps up. Here's our pick of the Pride parties to look out for.
Proud Cabaret Camden
This well-known Camden venue has been around for a while now. Some might remember it in its old guise as Proud Kitchen - a venue given a new lick of paint and now host to various cabaret shows. It's part of the Proud group, with Proud Camden next door and sister cabaret venues in Brighton and the City. It's as much about the entertainment as the food, with burlesque shows taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Expect, then, plenty of tassel twirling. However there's music, dance, vaudeville and fire-play, too. The shows are accompanied by a food menu influenced by cuisines from across the globe. Starters include sticky yakitori chicken skewers, Thai steamed mussels and a confit duck salad with crispy lardons. Mains feature chilli and rosemary crusted sea bass, a tofu and butternut squash laksa and fillet steaks served with black truffle butter. Hen night and stag do packages are available, too.