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Pride in London Parade 2018

The Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday 7 July from 12pm.

So get ready, and make the most of our most diverse Pride in London Parade yet…

·     Get your Pride Matters merchandise from our Soho pop-up – from face paints to flags, it’s a one-stop shop!

·     Plan your route – the closest stations will be busy, so consider using alternative stations and walking. Plan your travel here.

·     Consider yours and your friends’ accessibility – if you have any concerns about how to access the Parade find out more here, or contact access@prideinlondon.org.

·     Remember to stay hydrated – we can only allow sealed bottles into Trafalgar Square, but bring plenty along for the whole day, and you can refill empty bottles at certain points.

·     Download the app – use the map on the day and follow all the action in the Parade and on the stages to make sure you don’t miss a thing! Download on iOS or Android.

·     Book a Grandstand seat – the Parade this year is the busiest yet, and you can make sure that you don't miss any of the action by watching from the Grandstand.

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The parade route

The parade sets off from Portland Place at 12pm (midday), moving down Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and then passing Trafalgar Square before finishing on Whitehall. We recommend that spectators avoid busy locations such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and the parade will fill the whole afternoon until around 5pm. 

Along the Parade route keep an eye out for the podiums - where you'll be welcomed by our lovely array of parade hosts! They'll be there to let you know who is who and what is what during the Parade, making sure you don't miss a thing - they are super fun and friendly, so be sure to give them a wave!

Use the map below to help you find your way around.


Get the best view of the parade from the Grandstand

The Pride in London parade is one of the busiest events in London. Make sure that you don't miss any of the action by watching from the Grandstand. We only have 180 seats available though, so grab a ticket before it's too late!

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This year's parade groups

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#buildingequality
17-24-30 anti-hate crime charity Rainbow Boroughs
56 Dean Street

A

Above The Stag Theatre
Accenture
Access
Action on Hearing Loss
Adidas #Prouder
Adobe
Affirmation - LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends
AFL Pride
Allen & Overy
Allianz UK
Alzheimer's Society
Amazon Music
Amnesty International
Anthony Nolan
Aon
Arcadis
Architecture LGBT+
Army
Asexual Visibility Education Network
ASLEF
ASOS
Astellas Pride Legal & E&C Network
AstraZeneca and MedImmune
Aviva Group Plc
AXA UK

B

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of England
Bar Standards Board
Barclays
Barefoot Wine
Baringa Partners
Barnardo's London Region
Basildon50
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
BBC
Being Cool
Bi Pride UK
BioSure HIV Self Test
Birkbeck Pride
Biscuit
BlackRock
Bloomberg LP
BNP Paribas/White&Case
Booking.com
BP Pride
Brazil Gay Map
Brazilian Float
British Film Institute
British Heart Foundation
British Red Cross LGBT+ Network
British Transport Police
BT LGBT +
BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport)
Bupa DiverCity
BuzzFeed
BVLGBT+ (British Veterinary LGBT+)

C

C&I LBGT+ Staff Network
CALM
Cancer is a Drag
Cancer Research UK
Capital Group/T. Rowe Price
Care UK
Catalyst Development
CEMB
Centrica/British Gas
Change Grow Live (CGL)
Charlton Athletic Community Trust
Christians at Pride
CILEx Regulation
CIPD LGBT+ & Friends
Citi
City Pride
Civil Service LGBT network
Clarasys - Diversity & Inclusion
Clonezone
CMS
Coming Out UK
Costain Group PLC
Creative Support
Crisis
Croydon Council
CVC Equality & Diversity Group
CycleOut London

D

Danny Sullivan Group
Deliveroo
DELL
Deloitte
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic
Democrats Abroad LGBT Group
Deutsche Bank - dbPride UK&I
Direct Line Group
Disney Pride UK&I
Diva Magazine
DiverCity
Diversity Role Models
Dogs Trust
dotmailer
Dropbox
Dynamo Dykes Volleyball Club

E

East End Phoenix FC
East London NHS foundation Trust
eBay United in Pride
Edelman
Educate & Celebrate
Edwardian Hotels London
Egalite - Publicis Groupe
Endeavor
England and Wales Cricket Board
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Exilio LGBT Latino
Expedia
Experian
EY Unity UKI

F

Facebook
Families Together London
Family GenerAid Foundation
FDA
FFLAG
Fidelity International
Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Ombudsman Service
Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Finnish church and community in London
Formosa Salon
Freehold/Changing the Face of Property
Freeths LLP
Friskis&Svettis London
FTM London
Fujitsu UK&I

G

Galop
Gay Women's Network
Gaymers INC.
Gays for Brexit
GBMCC
Gendered Intelligence
General Medical Council
Girlguiding
GLADD: The Association of LGBT Doctors & Dentists
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
GLOW (Worldpay)
GLOW at Whitbread
GMB Shout
GMI Partnership
Goldman Sachs
Goldsmiths, University of London
Google
Goslings London Badminton Club
Grant Thornton
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Greater London Authority
Guys & St Thomas Trust LGBT Forum

H

Hackney Council and community groups
Harris Westminster's GSA
Harry's
Health Education England HEERO's
Heathrow Airport
HERO - Health Equality and Rights Organisation
Hestia LGBTQ Network
Hidayah Muslim LGBT
High Commission of Canada in the UK
Historic Royal Palaces
HomeAway
HouseProud
HSBC UK

I

Iceni Ultimate
Imaan Muslim LGBTIQ Support
Imperial College Healthcare NHS
Imperial College London
Improbable
Impulse London
Independent Office for Police Conduct - Encompass
Interbank
InterEngineering
InterMediaUK
Intersex & Allies
Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum
IPReg
Ishigaki Ju-Jitsu
ISS Facility Services Ltd

J

J.P. Morgan PRIDE
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
John Lewis & Waitrose
Johnson & Johnson

K

KENRIC Lesbian Social Group
KeshetUK
Kinetic Worldwide
King
Kings College Hospital
Kings College London
Kings Cross Steelers Rugby Football Club
Kingston LGBT Forum
Knockout LGBT Boxing
KPMG

L

L&GBT
Leftfooters FC
Legal Services Board
LeGalBesT
Let Voice be Heard
Levi Strauss & Co
LFB
LGBT Catholics Westminster
LGBT Humanists
LGBT Labour
LGBT+ Conservatives
LGBTIQA+ Greens
Liberty Specialty Markets - Unique Perspectives
Lilys Kitchen
Link, LGBT Insurance Network
LinkedIn
Linklaters LLP
Lloyds Banking Group
London Ambulance Service
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
London Cruisers LGBT+ Basketball
London Friend
London Frontrunners
London Gay Men's Chorus
London Gay Symphonic Winds
London Gaymers
London Hospices LGBT Network
London International Lesbians
London Leathermen and Breeches Leather and Uniform Fanclub
London Lesbian Kickabout
London Liberal Democrats
London Nautical School Equalities Group
London Otters Rowing Club
London Polyamory Meetup Group
London Pup Walk
London Raiders Softball
London Rollergirls
London Romans Football Club
London School of Business and Management
London SNP
London South East Colleges LGBT+ network
London Spikers Volleyball Club
London Titans
LondonFurs
LSBU
Lucasfilm/Industrial Light and Magic
Lucky Voice

M

M&G Prudential
M&S LGBT+
Macmillan Cancer Support
Marie Curie
Marsh & McLennan Pride CRG
Masabi
Mastercard Pride
Mental Health First Aid England
Metanoia Institute
Metro Banks Mpride
METRO Charity
Metropolitan Police LGBT Network
Microsoft
Middlesex University London Students & Staff
MOD Civil Service and DSTL
Money Advice Service
Monzo
Moody's
Morgan Stanley
Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre
Murphy
MuseumPrideLDN

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N1WI (London Women Institutes)
Nandos West End
NASUWT
NAT
National Education Union
National Gay Pilots Association UK
National Grid - Pride our LGBT Supporters network
National Student Pride
National Trust London
Nationwide Building Society
NatWest
Nautilus International
Naz and Matt Foundation
Naz Project London
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Network Rail
New Esperance Morris
New Family Social
Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform
NHS England
Nielsen
Northern Trust
Not So Trad
NSPCC
Nursing & Midwifery Council

O

Octopus Group
Onboard - HS2 LGBT+ employee network
One Marriott
OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation
OPEN Pride UK
Opening Doors London
Oracle
Out & Proud African LGBTI
Out of America
Out To Swim
OUT@NBCUniversal
Out@UCL
OutdoorLads
OutLinkUK - BAE Systems
Outloud Youth Club

P

P&G
Payment Systems Regulator
PCS Proud
Penguin Random House
People's Health Trust
Peter Tatchell Foundation
PLEXUS
Polish Rainbow in UK
Positive East
Positive21
Positively UK
Post Office
Power to Change
Pride @ Diabetes UK
Pride in Energy
Pride in Football
Pride in London Directors
Pride in London Individuals
Pride in London Rainbow Flag

Pride In STEM
Pride Life /Gilead LGBT+ NETWORK
Pride of Irons
Pride Punx
Pride Without Borders
PRIDE@CNWL
PrideAM
PrideM
Prince's Trust
Project Awesome
Prospect
Proud at Argos
Proud Crick
Proud Hornets
Proud Lilywhites
Psychosocial Thinkers
Push The Button
PwC

Q

Quaker Gender & Sexual Diversity Community
Queens With Tambourines
Queer Alternative

R

RAF
Rainbow Network (CLCH NHS Trust)
Rainbow Pagans UK
Rainbow Sisters
Rainbow Across Borders
Ramboll UK - LGBT+ and Allies
Rascals Event Space
RCN London
Recon
Reed Business Information
Rethink Mental Illness
Richmond upon Thames College
Rise Testicular Cancer
RMG LGBT & Friends
RMT Union
Royal College of Midwives
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Navy and Royal Marines
RPC
RSPB

S

Sainsbury's
Samaritans
Santander Embrace Network
SAP UK - Pride@SAP
Save the Children
SchOUT Schroders
Serco
Skinnydip London
Skittles
Sky
Sodexo
Soho FC
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Southbank Centre
Southwark Cathedral
Spectra
Spotify
SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network
St George's LGBT+ Society
St John Ambulance
Starbucks Coffee Company
State Street Bank
Stonewall FC
Stop Funding Hate
Switchboard - LGBT+ Helpline

T

Teach First
Technicolor
Telefonica UK (O2)
Terrence Higgins Trust
Tesco
Thames Reach
The 8th Annual Pup Walk at Pride In London
The AA
The Albert Kennedy Trust
The BRIT School
The Challenge
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The Dancers
The Food Chain
The Gay Mens Dance Company
The Law Society
The London Royals Hockey Club
The Outside Project
The Party Royal
The Pink Singers
The Sailing and Cruising Association
The Scout Association
The WOW Network
Thomson Reuters
Tideway
TransPALS (Trans People Across London South)
Transpire - Transgender support group
Transport for London
TUC
Twitter UK

U

UBS
University Colleges London Hospital LGBT Network
UK and International Pride Representatives
UK Black Pride
UK Parliament
UKLGIG
Unicorn Love Party
Unilever
Union of Brunel
UNISON LGBT
Unitarians in London & the South East
United Airlines
University and College Union (UCU)
University for the Creative Arts Students' Union
University of Cambridge
University of Surrey LGBT+
University of the Arts London
UPS®
US Embassy London - GLIFAA
USDAW
UWLSU LGBTQ+ Society

V

VALID (Havering College)
Victim Support
Visa Pride
VOXI by Vodafone

W

Wake Up Italia - London
Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum
Weber Shandwick
Wella Professionals
Wellcome Trust LGBTQ+ network
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Westminster City Council
Weston-Super-Mare Pride
Whittington Health Inclusion Network
Wickes
Will You Be There Darling
Willis Towers Watson
Willmott Dixon Interiors
Wilson's School
Wipro
Women In Prison
Women's Equality Party
Wood Mackenzie Ltd
WWF

X

Xtend
XXL London

Y

YO! Sushi

Z

Zendesk
Zurich GLEE

The Pride in London Parade provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow us to live our lives on a genuinely equal footing. It gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the world about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.

 

The Parade Awards

Pride in London will be rewarding the best entries in the Parade to give recognition to those groups

who go all-out and encourage others to do the same. There are currently 5 categories of awards.

Award categories

Best New Group - for the group that has not marched in the parade before and best celebrates

LGBT+ life, fights for equality and challenges prejudice.

Best Walking Group - for the walking group that also best celebrates LGBT+ life, fights for equality and

challenges prejudice and was the most creative and interactive whilst marching.

Best Float - for the float that best celebrates LGBT+ life, fights for equality and challenges prejudice

and has the most creative, interactive and fun float on the day.

Special Recognition Award - given to any category of participants that has participated previously

and that effectively and consistently supports Pride in London in representing its theme.

Awarded by panel of knowledgeable, independent Judges, hand-picked to reflect the diversity that is

Pride in London

 

The Parade Team Award - given to the group that fully embraces the spirit of Pride in London, best

represents the theme and is the most enjoyable group to watch and work with in the parade.

Awarded by the Pride in London Parade Team

 

The Awards will be announced from the Trafalgar Square Stage on the evening of 7 July 2018 and

the winners will be invited to a special ceremony later in the summer to receive these coveted

awards!