Pride Month: Top things to do on Oxford Street

01 June 2023

June marks Pride month and there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion in central London. From thought-provoking exhibitions and workshops to celebratory brunches and performances, discover what’s happening on Oxford Street.


Experience an audio-visual art exhibition

Proud West End is a free outdoor exhibiton that tells the stories of the West End’s LGBTQIA+ community. Created in partnership with Heard Storytelling, look forward to beautiful, large-scale portraits of 15 individuals and get a glimpse into their journeys by scanning a QR code. The stories are real, authentic, lived experiences that you won’t want to miss.

Where: Old Quebec Street, London, W2 2UH
When: 28 June to 16 July


Receive a bespoke poem

While exploring the Proud West End exhbition, keep an eye out for the Poetry Takeaway van serving up something truly special. Receive a free poem, handwritten just for you and performed by a group of diverse and talented poets. It’s the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Where: Old Quebec Street, London, W2 2UH
When: Wednesday, 28 June from 08:00 – 11:00, Thursday, 29 June from 15:30 – 19:30, Thursday, 6 July from 15:30 – 19:30 and Thursday and 13 July from 15:30 – 19:30


Visit one of the oldest gay pubs in London

For an evening of eclectic cocktails, live performances and all round good vibes, the City of Quebec pub should be high on the list! Established in 1946, this iconic establishment is proud to be one of the oldest traditional gay pubs in London. And as it’s located on the same road as the Proud West End exhibition, why not pull up a chair and marvel at the photographic art from the outdoor terrace?

Where: City of Quebec, 12 Old Quebec Street, London, W1H 7AF
Details: Make a booking


Tuck into a Pride-themed brunch at Boom Battle Bar

Don your sequins and celebrate Pride with a fabulous brunch at Boom Battle Bar, where some of the UK’s best drag queens will be your hosts. Expect free-flowing drinks, a street food feast, crazy golf, a drag queen performance and an in-house DJ spinning beats. You’ll be dancing, laughing, and begging for an encore! Plus £5 from each Pride brunch sale throughout June will be donated to Stonewall, a charity that champions LGBTQIA+ equality in the UK.

Where: Boom Battle Bar, 70-88 Oxford Street
When: Every Saturday in June with sittings at 12:00 and 14:00
Cost: £42.50pp
Details: Book now


Create portraits with purpose at VANS

Step into VANS for a free Pride themed photography workshop that’s open to anyone. Hosted by National Geographic photographer Robin Hammond and the Witness Change Foundation, you’ll learn how to level up your portrait photography and storytelling skills to help you share the true story of Pride.

Where: VANS, 214 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LA
When: Friday, 30 June from 11:00 – 18:00
Details: Secure your seat


Meet Ella Vaday at John Lewis & Partners

Make your way into John Lewis for a day full of fun! Meet the fabulous Ella Vaday who competed on the third series of RuPaul’s Drag Race, receive £10 off when you spend £70 in Beauty, enjoy live music from the in-house DJ and stand a chance to win a 7 day stay at the Moira Luxury Villa in Corfu.

Where: Ground Floor, John Lewis & Partners, 300 Oxford Street, London W1C 1DX
When: Saturday, 1 July from 12:00 – 16:00


Shop Pride products that give back 

Show your support by shopping Pride-themed collections with a difference. The likes of Adidas, Nike, Dr. Martens and many more brands on Oxford Street are giving back this Pride Month and beyond by donating to vital charities and partnering with LGBTQIA+ individuals to speak up for the community.

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