When is London Pride 2023? Dates and times of LGBTQ+ parade and celebrations, and where to get flags

Attendees can expect a march, live music and entertainment performances, food and drink and more

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London Pride is the UK’s biggest, most diverse pride event, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events to take place during Pride Month each year.

This year’s parade will see over 600 LGBT+ community groups march, with 30,000 people registered to take part overall, and this year marks 51 years since the first Pride took place in the UK.

So, when is London Pride 2023, what time does the parade start and end, and who is performing? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is London Pride 2023?

The Pride in London parade will be held on Saturday 1 July 2023. It is the biggest event to take place during Pride Month, which this year runs between Thursday 1 June and Friday 30 June officially, but as London Pride shows events continue outsie of these dates.

What is this year’s Pride slogan?

This 2023 campaign slogan is #PrideInLondon, which has been created to recognise the many ways that Pride is celebrated. People are encouraged to get involved, whether they are able to attend London Pride or not, by sharing pictures of what Pride means to them on their social media accounts along with the hashtag #PrideInLondon.

What time does London Pride 2023 start and end?

The London Pride parade will begin at Hyde Park corner, and will finish at Whitehall Place. The start and end times have not yet been confirmed by event organisers, but you can keep checking back on the Pride London website for more details, and we'll update this page when we know more.

What is the London Pride 2023 parade route?

This year the parade runs along from Hyde Park Corner, through Piccadilly Circus, down Haymarket and along Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square, culminating at Whitehall Place You can view the map on the London Pride website. People are invited to watch from any of the designated public spaces along the route. You can see more details on the map above.

London Pride 2023 will take place on Saturday 1 July.London Pride 2023 will take place on Saturday 1 July.
London Pride 2023 will take place on Saturday 1 July.

Who is performing at London Pride 2023?

London Pride gives a platform to artists who represent all of the LGBT+ community’s diversity.

During the day, there will be performances from people of all parts of the community, on various stages throughout the Pride parade route, including the winner of Pride's Got Talent, who will be decided on Tuesday 27 June. For more information about all the performers, visit the London Pride website.

What are the London Pride 2023 stage areas?

There are several stage areas along the route, where visitors can enjoy the performances. They are the Golden Square, Trafalgar Square, Women's stage at Leicester Square, Cabaret Stage at Dean Street in Soho, and Family Area.

At Golden Square, Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square there will be a stage featuring various performers, a  variety of stalls and food and drink on offer. At the Dean Street stage, there will be a stage with various performers, and the Family Area, at St Giles Church Yard, is - as the name suggests - a dedicated family area with activities and performances for parents with children. More information about the performers who will be at each stage will be available on the Pride website soon, and we will update this page with more details when we can.

How can I travel to London Pride 2023?

Travel into and around Central London on 1 July will be extremely busy due to London Pride, so people who wish to attend are advised to plan ahead where possible to avoid delays.

The nearest train stations are:

  • Euston
  • Waterloo
  • London Bridge
  • Paddington
  • Charing Cross

The nearest tube stations are

  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Green Park
  • Bond Street

For detailed travel information, visit the Transport for London website.

What Pride events are taking place in London?

There are various events taking place across London to celebrate Pride London, and also Pride Month. They are happening throughout June and July 2023 and beyond, and include theatre performances, museum tours and food and drink events. View a full Pride events calendar online now.

Where can I buy Pride flags?

If you’d like to buy a Pride flag to take with you to the parade, or just to show your support, there are plenty available to buy right now on Amazon. The good news is, that if you don't have much time to order one, there’s also plenty of next day delivery flags available too.

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