Accessibility at Pride in London 2024

At Pride in London, we strive to create an inclusive and accessible event for all. Our goal is to ensure that everyone who wants to attend can do so comfortably.

Registration for Access Wristband

Registration for an access wristband for Pride in London 2024 is now closed. The section below might be useful for future applications as it provides details on what information was required to register and how to apply for a Nimbus card, which is valid for 3 years.


At Pride in London, we are dedicated to fostering an environment of accessibility and inclusivity for all attendees at our event. We take a proactive and respectful manner to create an environment where everyone, regardless of ability, feels fully included. From accommodating diverse needs to ensuring equal participation opportunities, we prioritise creating an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome and valued.

To provide the best possible experience, we ask that everyone who wishes to use the access facilities at Pride in London complete and submit an Access Registration Form. We need your registration for access in advance to ensure your needs and accommodations can be adequately met. The following are some key reasons why we need your registrations:

  • Accessibility Planning & Resource Allocation: We need to estimate the needs of our participants to better allocate resources and to tailor our access facilities and services, including the capacity of our safe spaces.

  • Volunteers Preparedness: Registering in advance allows us to be prepared to assist disabled participants effectively, including training volunteers and wayfinding.

  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness: In the event of an emergency, such as an evacuation, your registration allows us for better emergency planning and ensures that everyone can safely exit, especially those who may need assistance.

Partnership with Nimbus

Our partnership with Nimbus Disability's Access Card Scheme allows us to understand better and provide reasonable adjustments for access requirements across our event spaces. Nimbus offers greater privacy without needing to carry supporting documents. This partnership allows us to validate access requirements, provide reasonable adjustments, and protect against potential misuse.

Nimbus’s Access Card is a multiple-award-winning scheme run by disabled people, for disabled people. It is a universal proof of access requirements scheme, which is accepted and recognised at thousands of events, venues and attractions across the UK and beyond.

To obtain an Access card, you can apply for a FREE card exclusively for Pride in London which is valid for 3 years or upgrade your card to be transferable to any other organisation at £15 valid for 3 years, which means that your access requirements are pre-registered at 2,500 venues and events in the UK and beyond.

How to Apply

Step 1: Validation with Nimbus Disability Access Card

  • You will need to provide personal information and upload validating evidence about your access requirements.

  • After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation and your Nimbus Access ID Number.

Application for Access Card

Step 2: Register Access at Pride in London

  • Applications for an access wristband are now closed

Need Help?

  • For help applying for your Access Card, visit the Access Card Support Page. If you are not able to use online forms and would be unable, because of the nature of your impairment, to access online sales you do still need to register. Nimbus will be able to assist with telephone registration on 0330 808 5108.

  • Enquiry to Pride in London: [email protected] or call us on 07519 749 192 (available Monday to Friday, 10:00-14:00).

Accessible Downloads

Download our accessible information below to easily navigate some of our information or print at home to bring with you on the day:

Accreditation for Best Practice

Pride in London is an event that holds Silver Status by Attitude is Everything on their Charter of Best Practice, the highest award available. We are committed to retaining this level and improving accessibility each year.

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. To know more visit the Attitude is Everything website.

How To Travel & Access Bus

To ensure a seamless experience for all attendees, we strongly advise early planning of transportation arrangements. Due to road closures and limited transportation services on the event day, we recommend arranging alternative routes or modes of transportation in advance to minimise disruptions and ensure timely arrival.

For more details visit the access map page.

By Accessible Tube Stations:

  • To Parade Access Safe Space (Old Park Lane, near Hard Rock Café)

    • To Green Park Station ~ 7 min/500 m

  • Trafalgar Square Stage:

    • To Tottenham Court Road Station ~ 12 min/900 m

    • To Westminster Station ~ 12 min/850 m

  • Leicester Square Stage

    • To Tottenham Court Road Station ~ 10 min/750 m

    • To Green Park Station ~ 14 min/1000 m

  • Golden Square Stage

    • To Green Park Station ~ 12 min / 800 m

    • To Bond Street Station ~10 min/700 m

    • To Tottenham Court Road Station ~ 11 min/800 m

  • Soho Square

    • To Tottenham Court Road Station ~ 3 min/200 m

    • To Bond Street Station ~ 15 min/1100 m

  • Victoria Embankment Gardens (Family Area):

    • To Waterloo Station ~ 12 min/800 m

    • To Westminster Station ~ 10 min/750 m

Download the TFL Go App for live travel updates and accessible travel advice.

On the TFL website are accessible guides and maps available to download.

By car

  • We have a small number of free accessible parking places at the Q-Park in Chinatown. Please complete the access requirements form above to apply for one of our limited places.

  • Please note Q-Park closes at 10am due to road closures being put in place.

  • The maximum height for vehicles is 1.98m (6ft 5in), although we will try to find another parking area if your vehicle is too tall.

Access shuttle bus

A wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will be available on the day to help people with access needs get to the Parade Access Safe Space (Old Park Lane, near Hard Rock Café). Please complete the registration to secure your place in our service

The Access Bus route is as below

To use this service, please submit your Nimbus Access ID Number to Pride in London.

  • 10:00 am - Kings Cross Pick Up: Between King’s Cross and St Pancras Station on Pancras Road opposite Wasabi Sushi and Bento

  • 10:45 am - Charing Cross Pick Up: In front of Charing Cross Station. At the disabled parking spot

  • 11:15 am - Parade Drop off at Parade Access Safe Space (Old Park Lane, near Hard Rock Café): At the end of Old Park Lane between Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock London Rock Shop

Accessibility at the parade

Pride steward in wheelchair giving a thumbs up
Pride in London steward on mobility scooter giving thumbs up

Watching the parade

On the Parade route, we have an accessible viewing area next to the Grandstand. For more details visit the access map page.

Joining the parade

We offer a Parade Safe Space for anyone who identifies as Deaf or disabled or has additional access requirements. Located near Wheel front in a quieter section of the parade, we have a hop-on hop-off wheelchair accessible bus and a fantastic team of trained access volunteers and BSL interpreters. We are also assistance dog friendly.

Access Assembly Point is at Old Park Lane (near Hard Rock Café). The destination is Trafalgar Square. Please arrive at the Access Assembly Point by 12 noon to ensure you can join the parade safe space. It takes approximately 2 hours to travel the parade route. For more details on the parade route visit the access map page.

Wheelchair accessible route

The below map indicates a wheelchair accessible route from Bond Street Station to the Parade Gathering point (Hard Rock Café at Old Park Lane):

Wheelchair Accessible Route 2024

A video to accompany the map, of the whole route will be uploaded soon

Gentle Reminders for Access Safe Space

  • We do not allow whistles or megaphones in the Safe Space as we want to reduce the immediate noise for people in our group with sensory sensitivities and assistance animals.

  • You are welcome to bring banners with you but our volunteers cannot help you carry them.

  • Once the parade has started, if you wish to leave you can do so at set points, but it is not possible to re-join, so if you have plans to meet friends arrange to do so when you reach Trafalgar Square

Accessibility Support to Join the Parade

  • Safe Space: We offer a Parade Safe Space for anyone who identifies as Deaf or disabled or has additional access requirements.

  • Access Bus as Respite Space: we have a hop-on hop-off wheelchair-accessible bus that will travel with us that can be used for rest, or as somewhere quieter to experience the parade from.

  • There will be an accessible toilet available at the assembly point.

  • Our volunteers and a BSL interpreter will be available from 10:30 am to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the rest of your day. Our Access Volunteers are there to help us move from the access assembly point into the parade. Volunteers also travel the route of the parade with you.

For more details on the parade route visit the access map page.

How to Register for the Access at Parade

Please pre-register for any access accommodations you require. Please refer to the “Registration to Access” Section.

Group of people gathered at pride access point

Accessibility at our stages

Our access facilities and support for our stages are designed to ensure seamless and safe navigation for all. We prioritise inclusivity and accessibility to accommodate diverse needs.

For more details visit the access map page.

Details Of Access Facilities And Support of Stages

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square crowd during pride, from viewing platform
  • A BSL interpreter

  • A live speech-to-text service

  • Induction loop

  • An accessible viewing area with seating

  • Assistance dog rest area

  • Wheelchair charging point

  • Accessible toilets

  • Changing Places Unit

  • First Aid point

Leicester Square

  • A BSL interpreter

  • An accessible viewing area with seating

  • Accessible toilets

  • Trained Access Team

Golden Square

  • A BSL interpreter

  • Accessible toilets

  • Trained Access Team

Victoria Embankment Gardens - Family Area

  • A BSL interpreter

  • An accessible viewing area with seating

  • Accessible toilets

  • Trained Access Team

Soho Square

  • A BSL interpreter

  • An accessible viewing area with seating

  • Accessible toilets

  • Trained Access Team

How to Register for the Access Facilities and Support

Your wristband will give you access to the viewing areas and toilet, so you can come and go as you please, subject to availability on the day.

We want to ensure everyone can enjoy the event together. Personal Assistants, Support Workers, Carers, Family, or Friends (maximum of 2 additional persons) are welcome to accompany those with access requirements.

Please pre-register for any access accommodations you require. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please refer to the “Registration to Access” Section.


At Pride in London we welcome volunteers with disabilities either as support on-the-day to help with a variety of roles like parade stewards, wheel stewards, way-finders, fundraisers and more to keep the events running smoothly.

As well as, on-the-day volunteering we also have a core team of dedicated volunteers who have been working throughout the year to organise Pride in London. It's not just the parade, it's a year of advocacy, lifelong friendship and parties along the way and everyone is welcome.

Our ways of working are inclusive by design but if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the process please do let us know.


Will there be accessible toilets available?

Yes! We have accessible toilet facilities around the event as well as a changing place unit located at Trafalgar Square. To use these facilities, please pre-register for an Access wristband.

Is there disabled access parking?

We have a limited number of bays at Q Park Chinatown, pre-apply by filling out the form to reserve a spot. Please be aware that this is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do I need tickets?

No, you don’t need tickets to attend; however, we highly recommend you to pre-register for an Access wristband to use any access provisions.

How can I stay safe from COVID-19 during the event?

Please follow public health recommendations: wear masks in crowded areas, use hand sanitizer frequently, and stay home if you feel unwell. Your responsibility helps protect everyone, ensuring we can all enjoy events safely and inclusively.