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Pride in London 2019: best places to watch the parade

Pride in London's parade is the jewel in its crown - here are the best places to watch London turn rainbow-coloured

By Nick Levine
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Pride in London actually covers nearly a month's worth of LGBTQ-themed events, but the centrepiece is always the annual Pride parade, which attracts around 25,000 marchers. This year’s parade begins at 12noon on Saturday, July 6. According to the Pride in London website, the route will travel from Portland Place to Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus then on to Lower Regent Street and Pall Mall, passing Trafalgar Square before finishing on Whitehall. With this in mind, here are five spots you'll want to stake out early for peak parade viewing. 

Portland Place

This is where every float and marcher congregates before joining the Parade. They all have to wait their turn, so don't panic if you haven't spotted your mates yet. 

Oxford Circus

You'll get a fantastic view here... if you arrive early enough to grab a front row spot.

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Regent Street

Same as Oxford Circus, really, though you have more chance of getting a decent view here than at Piccadilly Circus, where the parade passes by soon afterwards. 

Lower Regent Street

There's a little more space at this point in the route, so head here if you find crowds stressful.

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Whitehall

This is the parade's final stop. Afterwards, many marchers will head into Soho or nearby Trafalgar Square to watch the rally and performances.

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