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7 Places to Celebrate Pride in London

For members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, there is no month more fun than Pride Month! Wonderfully, there are pride events that take place in all corners of the country these days, but when it comes to diverse crowds and exciting celebrations, no city does it better than London! The nation’s capital city has so much to offer to citizens and visitors alike during Pride Month. It is definitely a bucket list experience to find short stay apartment in London and throw yourself into the various festivities.

Here are seven of the best places to spend some time celebrating Pride in London!

Pride In London Parade, Central London

This is annually the largest pride celebration in the capital, a fun march from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall Place where people line the streets and enjoy the festivities among an amazing atmosphere of people. And when the parade is finished, you are in the middle of all the action that central London has to offer!

Horse Meat Disco, Roundhouse

This is a legendary night club that hosts an annual pride night that has been going strong since it was first held in 2004. If you want to dance the night away in an environment that allows you to express yourself, then the Horse Meat Disco is the place to go.

UK Black Pride

Taking place in different spots around London every year, this amazing event is a celebration specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ people of color in the city who want to come together to party all day and party all night, as well as educate themselves on the various hot political issues that the communities face today. It is empowering and inspiring.

Rooftop Film Club, Stratford and Peckham

If you want pride celebrations that aren’t necessarily focused on partying, then the Rooftop Film Club is the spot for you. In the past they have shown movies like Rocketman, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: all classics of queer cinema that are super fun and super iconic.

Over The Rainbow: A Queer Tour of The British Museum

Around Pride Month, the British Museum curates a special tour that highlights all of the artifacts and exhibits that have a unique meaning and reference to the queer community of London and the wider country. It makes for a fascinating experience.

The Pride LGBT+ Boat Party, Thames

This is a brilliant three hour boat ride that gives you the chance to live your absolute best life in the company of friends (and new friends!), with DJs on board who know exactly what you want to hear from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to Dua Lipa and the rest!

The Iconic Ball, Camden

This is a new event in the city that looks set to become one of the new iconic pride celebrations. Inspired by the original ballroom scene of 1980s New York, this is a party that welcomes humans of all persuasions and passions, celebrating queer culture in all of its wonderful forms.

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Rachael is a 27 year old mum to 5 year old Luke and baby Oscar. She lives in England, slap bang on the border of Surrey and Hampshire. She writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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