Pride: The Best Goings On In London

By Olivia Emily

2 weeks ago

There's a whole month to celebrate


Pride month is well underway. It’ll end, as always, with a blow-out parade, but how best to celebrate Pride in London in the meantime? Here’s everything LGBTQ+ friendly going on in London this month.

How To Celebrate Pride In London 2024

Pride Parade

Pride in London’s annual parade will take over Soho’s streets on 29 June. As always, visitors can expect plenty of fun, rainbows, glitter and music alongside street stalls, food vendors, and plenty of punters spilling out of pubs and bars into the streets. It’s a great vibe, and the best place to be every Pride month.

While you’re there, make sure you stop by Mr Fogg’s Pawnbrokers (50 Dean St, London W1D 5BQ), marked by its special floral display in the colours of the Pride Progress flag. Over Pride weekend, guests can sip eclectic and delicious drink-in and takeaway cocktails, with each takeaway drink including a donation to Trans In The City.

Details: The parade itself usually kicks off at midday at Hyde Park Corner, but plenty of events take place throughout the day. Simply show up in Soho and follow the crowds. For more details, visit prideinlondon.org

Pride Is A Protest

Proud West End, an audio-visual art exhibition, curated by Oxford Street and Heard Storytelling, which champions and amplifies the voices and stories of the West End’s LGBTQIA+ community

© Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

See Proud West End

The audio-visual LGBTQ+ Proud West End exhibition is returning to London this month, bringing a series of living portraits to the capital sharing the important stories and amplifying the vibrant voices of the city’s LGBTQ+ community.

Details: See all the details in our full guide here.

Outernet’s Pride Exhibitions

In the heart of Soho is Outernet, London’s premiere digital exhibition space. Especially for Pride, visitors can expect a series of free events and displays in partnership with the likes of Pride in London, Gay Times, GALOP, Classical Pride and Trans+ History Week. Highlights include Gay Times’ 40th anniversary with an exhibition of all its iconic front covers, and Pride in London’s We Are Everywhere exhibition recognising everyday unsung LGBTQ+ heroes.

Details: Throughout June at Outernet London (Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 8LH). outernet.com

Pride Afternoon Tea

Frozen The Musical Pride Special

Kick off your Pride weekend with a very special performance of Frozen The Musical for Pride. Gather your favourite people, wear your best Elsa blues, and get ready to really Let It Go at this celebratory performance packed with special moments, including a rainbow poster giveaway, a Pride photo opp, and a screening of the short film Out (Pixar SparkShorts) before the show. Before that, tuck into The Lane’s very special Pride Afternoon Tea featuring sweet treats from baker to the stars Lily Vanilli.

Details: Pride Afternoon Tea runs 1–30 June 2024 (click here to book), and the Pride performance of Frozen begins at 8pm on Friday 28 June at Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF). Find more details at frozenthemusical.co.uk

Pride Bingo

The Table Battersea will host a special Pride bingo night on 30 June, featuring an incredible drag performance from Carmen Emissions. Plus, with happy hour from 5–7pm, why not arrive early and enjoy two-for-one hair of the dog cocktails after all of Saturday’s celebrations?

Details: Bingo starts at 7pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 at The Table Battersea (35-37 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG). Tickets can be booked here.

Drag Brunch at Between the Bridges 2023

Drag Brunch at Between the Bridges 2023. © Luke Dyson

Between The Bridges

This epic, riverside, free to enter space is brimming with street food, drinks, and eclectic events, including a special Pride lineup. Expect drag shows, DJ nights, live performances and club nights throughout the summer.

Details: Between the Bridges (The Queens Walk, Southbank, London SE1) is open Tuesday–Sunday. See the full line up of events at betweenthebridges.co.uk

The rooftop restaurant at The Broadcaster White City

Pride On The Roof

Gaze over West London at The Broadcaster on Saturday 22 June and enjoy Pride on the Roof, a special all-day Pride edition of their Rooftop Sessions. Expect DJs, cocktails, delicious food, and a special live Drag performance from Miss Mercedes Bends, too. Meanwhile, all month, proceeds from every sale of the limited edition Lychee Martini will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust which helps support people living with HIV.

Details: 3–10pm on Saturday 22 June 2024 at The Broadcaster White City (89 Wood Ln, London W12 7FX). Tickets can be booked here.

Home House Staircase

Home House

Pride at Home House

This year’s Pride celebrations at Member’s Club Home House in Portman Square include an LGBTQIA+ Tastemakers Panel on Monday 24 June, chaired by Uwern Jong, celebrating the spirit of inclusivity and discussing the challenges facing the queer community. Wednesday 26 June is where the party starts with a Pride edition of drag bingo hosted by Queens Grace Shush and Cybil War, followed by an afterparty in House 21 with DJ Fat Tony.

Details: To find out more about membership and upcoming events visit homehouse.co.uk.