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The Best Pride Celebrations in London 2022

Pride month wraps up at the end of June with the iconic Pride parade snaking its way through central London which will be awash with partygoers and revellers celebrating the fact that love is love. If you're looking to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, here's The Resident's pick on how to do so in style...

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1  Pride in London 2022 Parade, Central London

Celebrating 50 years this July, the Pride in London parade is always big, but this one's going to be particularly so. The parade will take the milestone as an opportunity to take stock and pay tribute to the achievements of those in the LGBTQ+ community that came before, while looking forward to the next 50 years while recognising the challenges the community still faces. The parade map outlines the cavalcade's route from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall Place, so you can work out where to bags a spot. 

Date: Saturday, July 2

Time: Starts at 12pm

Tickets: Free

Location: Starts at Hyde Park Corner and ends at White Hall Place

Website: prideinlondon.org

2 Pride in London, West End

Central London will party rainbows post-parade, with Pride in London setting up four stages in the area - Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Golden Square and the Soho Stage of Dean Street. Collectively, more than 100 performers will hit the stage, with Ava Max headlining on the Trafalgar stage. Other performers include Drag Stars The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi, as well as Tony nominee Justin Vivian Bond, Cat Burns, Baby Lame, and West End stars Cedric Neal, Matt Willis and the cast from & Juliet. 

Date: Saturday July 2

Time: Till late

Address: Stages at Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Golden Square & Dean Street Soho

Website: prideinlondon.org

3 Horse Meat Disco, Roundhouse

Horse Meat Disco celebrate Pride at Roundhouse, supported by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard who will perform a DJ Set. The legendary DJ collective, formed in 2004 will no doubt put on a night of banging disco tunes and positive vibes. 

Date: Saturday, July 2

Time: Doors 5pm

Tickets: From £22.50

Address: Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm NW1 8EH

Website: roundhouse.org.uk

4 Duckie: Straight Pride, Vauxhall

Come farewell Duckie - the legendary queer arty party night at RVT - this Pride, with their Straight Pride event, billed to be for rich people, gender fundamentalists, real daddies and toxic toolz - ha ha. Expect all the fun and queer performance art the night is known for, with music from Bourgeois & Maurice, Thick & Tight and 'other acceptable choices', and London's first Night Czar, Amy Lamé. 

Date: Saturday July 2

Time: 9pm-4am

Tickets: £22 advance/£25 on the door

Address: Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY

Website: duckie.co.uk

5 CÎROC Presents: The Iconic Ball, Camden

The first ever CÎROC Iconic Ball takes place this year, celebrating five decades of queer creativity. Hosted by Jack Mizrahi (Co-Writer of Netflix’s Pose’ and Executive Producer of HBO’s ‘Legendary’), the evening is set to see the UK's House Ballroom Community's finest come together to battle it out across five categories inspired by the 50 years of the UK Pride movement. The ball supports Not A Phase, an adult Trans and Gender Non-Conforming charity, and is held in support of Queer history in partnership with Queer Britain. 

Date: Thursday, June 30

Time: Doors from 7.30pm

Address: Koko, 1A Camden High Street, Camden NW1 7JE

Tickets: Free, but ticketed

Website: ciroc.com

6 London Trans+ Pride, Hyde Park Corner

Starting at Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, London Tran+ Pride is a grass roots event that aims to create space for the trans, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming community. Head to the organisation's Facebook page for updates.

Date: Saturday, July 9 

Time: 1pm

Tickets: Unticketed

Address: Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Apsley Way, W1J 7JZ

Website: facebook.co

7 UK Black Pride

Europe's largest Pride celebration for people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent has outgrown Haggerston Park in Hackney and Vauxhall Park in Lambeth and will now take place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The programme has not been released, but expect a day of programming, protest and politics around creating space for LGBTQ+ people of colour. 

Date: Thursday, July 14

Time: TBC

Tickets: Free

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20

Website: ukblackpride.org.uk

8 Rooftop Film Club, Stratford & Peckham

Rooftop Film Club celebrates Pride with a programming across both its venues. Films still to come include Rocketman: Sing-Along (June 30, Peckham) where you can serve your best Elton realness, and Stratford will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show (June 30) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (June 23)

Time: Sunset - around 9pm

Tickets: From £16.95

Address: Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST; Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Centre Car Park E15 1XE

Website: rooftopfilmclub.com

9 Over the Rainbow: A Queer Tour of The British Museum, 

Join queer historians Sacha and Sheldon for a tour inspired by the colours of the rainbow around the mighty British Museum. Learn about the things and stuff in the museum that will resonate with the queer community as you explore the community's rich heritage. 

Date: Friday,  July 1

Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm; 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tickets: From £20

Address: Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

Website: eventbrite.co.uk

10 The Pride LGBT+ Boat Party, Thames

All aboard for three hours of Pride party anthems and classics, brought to you by The Brunch Club. There's a DJ on deck, as well as live musicians and dancers. Dress up to get down to the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa. Also, expect a sing-a-long or several. 

Date: Saturday, July 2

Time: 1pm-4.30pm

Tickets: From £30

Address: Pick up Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, EC3N 4 DT

Website: thebrunchclub.co.uk

11. From Mollies to Pride: LGBT+ Walking Tour of Covent Garden, Soho & Fitzrovia

Westminster LGBT Forum hosts this fundraising walk which will raise fund fro the Disasters Emergency Committee Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine. The stroll will delve into the capital's history of sexual diversity, from the Motties and macaronis of C18th Covent Garden to Oscar Wilde, as well as mighty stories from individuals and how sub cultures grew and strengthened in  London's streets and pubs.  

Date: Sunday, July 3

Time: 11am-12.30pm; 2.30pm-4pm

Tickets: From £10

Address: Meet at Charing Cross Station by the Eleanor Cross, WC2N 5HF

Website: Register at eventbrite.co.uk

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