London Pride 2023
Friday, June 30, 2023 - Sunday, July 2, 2023
London, Trafalgar Square
London Pride Parade 2023
- July 1st 2023 – The London Pride features more than thirty thousand people participating and up to one million spectators. The London Pride Parade leaves from Baker Street to Whitehall.
- The Parade is so big that when the front of the Parade reaches Whitehall, the back still has not left Baker Street! Two hundred community groups, companies, charities and organisations walk, shimmy, and dance along the way.
London Pride Post Parade Party and Stage
- July 1st 2023 – The main stage is at Trafalgar square. Here you will find British and international acts and DJs entertaining you after the parade.The party lasts long into the night.
- Over in Soho, the Dean Street Stage will feature a range of acts from a diverse spectrum, including many Pride’s Got Talent runners up.
- In Golden Square, the Out With The Family Rainbow Fete will provide a more relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere for those wanting to escape the excitement and hustle and bustle of the Parade and Trafalgar Square.
London Pride Circuit Events
London’s party promoters host some of the biggest circuit events during the Pride weekend. The following events are set confirm their dates for 2023.
- AS One Festival – London Pride Edition – Think big name DJs, famous circuit parties by Orange Nation.
- WE Party London – Madrid import featuring the hottest dancers and the sexiest DJs.
The following gay bars and clubs will also host events during London Pride:
- Heaven – Charing Cross, Heaven holds over 1,500 people each night, and hosts both live gigs and club nights.
- VFD – Dalston, bijou Dalston club that attracts the top fashion aficionados around London. Home to the famous penis mural.
- Royal Vauxhall Tavern – (Vauxhall) Host of the historic Saturday night event Duckie, a truly drag filled experience.
- G-A-Y Late, Soho – (Leicester Square and Covent Garden) One of London’s most iconic LGBTQ+ bars and clubs.
- The White Swan – (Limehouse) Longstanding London gay bar with late night basement dancing.
- Dalston Superstore – (Dalston Kingsland) – End the night on the basement dancefloor among a lively, diverse LGBTQ+ crowd.
- Two Brewers – (Clapham North) – Iconic bar with a whirlwind of shows and fun, highly recommended.
- The Eagle – (Vauxhall) – New York Meatpacking district-inspired décor and variety of nights attracting all kinds of crowds.
The Big Pride Picnic
- July 2nd, 2023 – On Sunday, several thousand people will head down to Vauxhall for the Big Pride Picnic in the Park. Sports events will take place throughout the morning and shows and choirs will continue in the afternoon and evening.
London is a megacity and you will find gay bars and gay friendly restaurants dotted across the city. Many of the more famous venues are clustered around Soho and Vauxhall.
- Everyone under the rainbow gravitates to Soho, from young, international gay and lesbian travellers and friends enjoying cheap drinks at G-A-Y Bar, to the regular locals at Comptons of Soho, a grand old gay pub that’s been there for almost 30 years.
- Stylish gay venues Ku Bar and Village have a trendy mix of clientele while She Soho, Old Compton Street’s first ever lesbian bar, is great for live music and comedy.
- For post-bar socialising, G-A-Y Late, Circa and KuKlub are fun, neon-lit choices, while a visit to G-A-Y Club at world-famous venue Heaven is essential: gay icons Madonna, Kylie and Lady Gaga have all performed here.
- Vauxhall in south London is the place to head for testosterone-fuelled gay nightclubs and an after-hours party scene. Home of hunky hedonism, Eagle London is known for legendary gay party nights. Then there’s the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, which offers unforgettable cabaret and club nights.
- You’ll find a cool gay community hanging out in pubs, gallery spaces and dive bars throughout east London. Café-bar, art space and club Dalston Superstore is popular with east London’s LGBTQI+ community, while hot spots The Queen Adelaide and The Glory are two anything-goes spaces full of kitsch decor.