On Saturday 6th July, London is hosting the UK’s biggest, most diverse Pride Parade to date. London Pride is a huge celebration of diversity that takes place once a year. Lesbian, trans, genderqueer or otherwise; whatever you identify with, Pride in London is about the people, for the people. March, laugh and show off your moves to campaign for the freedoms that will allow everyone to live their lives with equal footing.
Setting off from Portland Place at 12pm, the parade will make its way down Oxford Circus and along Regent Street, eventually ending up in Whitehall. For those of you who fancy an escape after celebrating too hard, take a look at our list of top places to unwind or grab a snack to keep you going. Over 1 million people joined the celebrations in 2018 and it is expected to be even bigger!
Brown Hart Gardens
Brown Hart Gardens is a raised terrace garden found just a few minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Sit back, relax, and rest those sore feet in this beautiful secret haven. Feeling thirsty? Treat yourself to a drink from the Café found at the western end of the gardens. This location offers a moment of tranquility in a very busy city.
Gardening Society Rooftop @ John Lewis
If you’re hoping to spend your Saturday lounging on a rooftop away from the busy streets, John Lewis & Partners Gardening Society Rooftop is the ultimate destination. This happens to be one of the largest rooftop gardens in the city and it is found looking right over Oxford Street. Here you can celebrate music, feast and unwind in this stunning setting.
Selfridges Food Hall
All manner of edible treats can be found in the feast fest that is Selfridges Food Hall. From raw foods to cupcakes, it has it all. The hall is famed for its range and quality of foods on offer. Are you looking to grab yourself a quick snack to enjoy whilst watching the parade? This is your place. Selling food and drink from all over the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The Churchill Bar & Terrace
Step into a tropical paradise at the Churchill Bar found in the Hyatt Regency London hotel. The award-winning terrace is a great place to chill out with a drink in hand. If you’re feeling hungry, the Cuban inspired menu is sublime. If you’re looking to escape the busyness of Pride, this unique and stylish cocktail bar is a must-visit place.
Cavendish Square Gardens
Cavendish Square Gardens is one of the most popular West End green oases providing an easily accessible contrast to the hectic hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Escape the buzz of Pride and chill out in this laid back setting. Bring a picnic and take a seat on the grass for as long as you wish. You’ll never want to leave!