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As soon as June hits, London is packed with parades, parties and protests for Pride Month to mark the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots. The London Pride parade is traditionally the focus of festivities, but there are plenty of other LGBTQ+ events taking place both before and after it. 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.
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When is London Pride?
This year’s London Pride parade will take place on Saturday July 1. It will begin at Hyde Park Corner before wending its way down Piccadilly, then south to Haymarket and Trafalgar Square, before culminating at Whitehall Place.
What is London Pride 2023’s theme?
At a time when the trans community is coming under attack around the world, this year's Pride is offering a powerful gesture of support with its theme is ‘Never March Alone’.
Pride in London’s CEO Christopher Joell-Deshields said: 'Pride in London is much more than a celebration of our vibrant community; it is a powerful gathering that fosters unity and support. Amidst the ongoing adversity faced by the LGBT+ community worldwide, we want every trans and non-binary person to feel the unwavering solidarity we offer.'
How to get tickets for Pride in London 2023
Unlike other big events like Brighton Pride, Pride in London is free and unticketed. Still, it does get pretty hectic, so if you'd like to watch the action with an unimpeded view from a comfy seat, then book yourself a £50 spot in the grandstand on Haymarket.
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