Your Guide to London Gay Pride 2013

23  June – 1 July 2013

London Gay Pride 2013: The perfect time to don your best wig, blow the cobwebs off your most ostentatious lycra suit and polish those pecs. We’ve covered the parades in NYC, LA, San Francisco and Washington, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich and Amsterdam – now it’s London’s turn.

For more Pride events, see our pick of the best prides around the world

There’s more theatre, art, music and entertainment at London’s Pride. Over a million people come to England’s capital to celebrate diversity and love. Amazingly Pride London has only been going for 9 years but the campaign rally, starting in Trafalgar Square, increases in popularity every year.

The Parade

London Gay Pride Parade 2013 takes place on Saturday 29 June and starts from Baker Street and proceeds down Oxford Street and Regent Street. The parade carries on the London tour through Piccadilly to the main event in Trafalgar Square. Here you’ll find huge speakers, stalls, DJs and the main stage with acts worthy of headlining the big festivals. Keep an eye on the line-up here.

The Festival

Of course, the party carries on all day in Soho. The streets are closed and the bars and clubs are very much open. Not many details have been released as yet, but watch this space for more details closer to the date of the event!

For more on gay travel in England’s capital check out the London Gay Travel Guide.

Where to Stay

YHA London Central  is one of our top-rated hostel in London. The popular London gay Soho neighbourhood is a 10 to 15-minute walk with bars, clubs, shops and a lively gay cafe culture with seats outside. YHA London Central has a bar, self-catering facilities, lockers in dorms and a games room. They offer both female and male-only dorms as well as private rooms sleeping up to 6 people with en suite facilities. Dorms start at €24.72.

More hostels in London.

Other European Gay Pride Parade Dates…

  • Dublin 29 June
  • Oslo 29 June
  • Paris 29 June
  • London 29 June
  • Budapest 6 July
  • Frankfurt 21 July
  • Stuttgart 27 July
  • Stockholm 3 August
  • Reykjavik 11  August

Thanks to Oh-Barcelona.comadriagarcia  for the images off Flickr! Please note, all images were suitable for use at the time of publication according to the Creative Commons License.

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