This is where every float and marcher will enter the parade and the first place along the route that spectators can officially spectate. All the participants have to wait their turn, so don't panic if you haven’t spotted your mates yet.
London is home to a wealth of queer bars, clubs, nights and other spaces, so it’s no wonder the city’s LGBTQ+ scene is among the most fabulous in the world. But, it’s Pride Month when the LGBTQ+ celebrations really take off, as Pride in London fills the city with LGBTQ-themed events, protests and parties.
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The jewel in Pride Month’s crown is the annual Pride Parade, which will once again set off from Hyde Park Corner, wending its way to Whitehall Place with over 600 groups and over 30,000 participants in tow. The mayor of London will lead the parade and there’ll be entertainment across five stages and a family area. Plus, it’s entirely free to watch.
Join the route yourself, which after leaving Hyde Park Corner will head down to Piccadilly Circus, then turn south onto Haymarket and Trafalgar Square, before ending in Whitehall Place.
London Pride Parade map
When is the London Pride Parade 2023?
This year London’s Pride parade will place on Saturday, July 1.
This year’s theme has yet to be announced. Last year’s Pride in London parade, which had the theme #AllOurPride, attracted a record 1.5 million people to the streets of London, so this year’s event has plenty to live up to.
What time does the London Pride Parade start?
As in previous years, the London Pride parade will start at noon at Hyde Park Corner. The grandstand in Haymarket will be open from 11am.
Who will be performing in the London Pride Parade line-up?
Expect to see a wealth of LGBTQ+ talent across multiple stages, including the main stage in Trafalgar Square, The Dean Street Cabaret Stage, The Golden Square World Stage and The LGBTQIA Women and Non-Binary Stage in Leicester Square.
On the Trafalgar Square Stage, you can watch performances from the West End cast of Six the Musical, Winners of Pride's Got Talent 2023, Idina Menzel and Adam Lambert. In Leicester Square Grace Parry, Eloise Viola, West End Cast of Tina the Musical and Adam All and Apple Derrieres will take to the stage.
The Golden Square stage will see acts including Lordin, Don One, Jamie Fuxx, Club Kali and Cocoa Butter Club. Ebony Rose Dark, Bitten Peach, Princess Julia, The Glory and Divas will be on the Soho Square stage and Sadie Sinner & The Cocoa Butter Club, Beau Jangles, London Gay Men's Chorus and Sweet FA will be on the Dean Street stage. Plus many more.