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Join the Parade

The Pride in London Parade (Photograph: Pride in London)

Our Parade provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

It gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the city about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.

Apply to be in the Parade

Applications will launch on 8th January 2017 (6 months to the parade) when you will be able to register. If you have questions before applications opens please contact parade@prideinlondon.org

Prices

Group
type

Walking
groups

Vehicle
size

Small
<50
Medium
<100
Large
>101
Small Large
Non-profit £50 £75 £100 £300 £600
Small business £450 £550 £750 £1,100 £1,300
Standard rate £550 £650 £750 £2,200 £2,400

Group types definitions

Our aim to assist all groups to be part of the parade and therefore pricing has been split as follows

Non-profit
This is a charity, network group or social group, without a corporate affiliation or funding.
Examples: registered charities, Universities, national and local government, NHS.

Small business
A small business is defined as one that does not have a turnover of more than £6.5million, and not more than 50 employees.
Examples: limited companies, sole traders

Standard rate
All other groups.
Examples: corporate groups, LGBT+ corporate branded network groups, with or without funding.

Please email parade@prideinlondon.org if you are unsure of your grouping.

Float sizes

Category Width Length Height
Small float <2.5 metres <6 metres 4 metres
Large float <2.5 metres <9 metres 4 metres

Examples of float sizes

Small float Large float
Up to 4 motorbikes or bicycle's Flatbed lorry
Single car Single trailer lorry
People carrier Bus (single or double deck)
Transit van Box van
Mini bus (15 seats) XL wheelbase van
Car with short trailer High polluting vehicles (eg. JCB)

Key points to highlight

  • The cost of entry for walking groups starts at either a lower rate or the same as 2016.
  • Floats are now categorised based up on the space they take up in form up.
  • Wristbands WILL be required for the 2017 Parade, as the feedback we received on their use in 2016 was positive.
  • We aim to reduce waiting times in the parade form up area.
  • Form up will be a place to be and not just a place to wait, with more facilities than before.
  • Supporting documentation

  • Parade group application guidance.docx
  • Walking Groups Specification and Health and Safety Requirements.docx
  • Floats and Vehicles Technical Specification and Health and Safety Requirements.docx

  • Any questions?

    Please get in touch if you have any questions about the Parade.