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. We are working with Nimbus Disability's Access Card Scheme, which is a Queen's Award-winning scheme, to make our event more accommodating for attendees with accessibility requirements. This partnership allows us to validate access requirements, provide reasonable adjustments, and protect against potential misuse.

Access Card vs. Pride in London Access Registration

- Access Card: A universal card that conveys your access requirements to organisations and ticketing systems in the UK and beyond. It costs £15 and is valid for 3 years.

- Pride in London Access Registration: A free, event-specific registration that conveys your access requirements for Pride in London. It is valid for 3 years, and you can upgrade to a full Access Card at any point.

How to Apply

1. Choose between the Access Card and Pride in London Access Registration.

2. Fill out the application form by clicking here. You will need to provide personal information and upload validating evidence about your access requirements. For help applying for your Access Card, visit the Access Card Support Page.

3. Submit the application form directly to Nimbus. The deadline for applications is 6:00pm on May 31st, 2024. [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.]

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

5. Submit your Nimbus Access ID Number to Pride in London by clicking the button below to secure your access accommodations.

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

Our commitment to accessibility remains unchanged. We want to make sure Pride in London provides a platform for every part of London's LGBTQ+ community, including people who are deaf and/or live with a disability, to campaign and raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues. You'll find information on access provisions for the Pride in London Parade event on this page. However, if you have a question about accessibility that isn't answered here, please contact us at [email protected] or call us on 07519 749 192 (available Monday to Friday, 10:00-14:00).

Attitude is Everything

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.

How to travel to Pride

Depending on where you want to go, below you'll find the closest stops for key locations during Pride.

By tube

Start of Parade Route - Hyde Park Corner:

  • Green Park 700m

  • Piccadilly Circus 1400m

  • Charing Cross 2200m

Parade Access Safe Space - Hertford Street:

  • Green Park 500m

Trafalgar Square Stage:

  • Charing Cross 210m

  • Embankment 400m

Leicester Square Stage - (LGBTQIA+ Women & Non-Binary) :

  • Leicester Square 180m

Embankment Gardens (Family Area):

  • Embankment 100m

Golden Square Stage:

  • Piccadilly Circus 300m

Soho Square:

  • Tottenham Court Rd. 800m

To check which tube stations are step-free and for further information on accessibility and the tube, visit the TFL website.

By car

We have a small number of free accessible parking places at the Q-Park in Chinatown. Please note Q-Park closes at 10am due to road closures being put in place. Please complete the access requirements form above to apply for one of our limited places. 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. Our shuttle bus can then take you to the Parade Access Safe Space or Trafalgar Square.

Access shuttle bus

Two wheelchair accessible shuttle buses will be available on the day to help people with access needs get to main areas on our footprint. These will run approx every 30 minutes between 8:00am - 10:45am.

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

Once your registration has been approved for our Shuttle Bus, please see below for map, timings and pick up points:

Bus A

  • 08:00 - Kings Cross Pick Up (see map)

  • 08:45 - Charing Cross Pick Up (see map)

  • 09:15 - Parade Drop off at Parade Access Safe Space (Hertford Street)

  • 10:00 - Kings Cross Pick up

  • 10:45 - Charing Cross Pick Up

  • 11:15 - Parade Drop off at Parade Access Safe Space (Hertford Street)


For a more detailed map please follow this link

The bus will be clearly marked with Pride signs in the windows and our Access volunteers (with bright orange T-shirts) on-board.

Accessibility at the parade

Pride steward in wheelchair giving a thumbs up

Watching the parade

On the Parade route we have an accessible viewing area next to the Grandstand on Haymarket SW1Y.

Joining the parade

We offer a Parade Safe Space for anyone who identifies as Deaf or disabled or has additional access requirements. Located near the 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.

Group of people gathered at pride access point

Access Assembly Point

Please pre-register for any access accommodations you require using your Nimbus Access Card or Pride in London Access Registration ID number. Please be aware spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

The access assembly point is Hertford Street. Check our travel tips above for more information on how to get there.

Our volunteers and a BSL interpreter will be available from 10:30am to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the rest of your day.The Parade is scheduled to start at 12pm mid-day, we join approximately 15 minutes after it has started. You will need to be at the Access Assembly Point by 12pm to ensure you can join the parade safe space.

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

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.

Although we are at a quieter section of the parade, it is still very noisy and as we travel the Parade route spectators will be clapping and cheering. 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.

It takes approximately 2 hours to travel the parade route.

We do have a shuttle bus that will travel with us that can be used for rest, or as somewhere quieter to experience the parade from. The shuttle continues with the Safe Space to Trafalgar Square – again with our volunteers on board.

Pride in London 2018 Parade Access Shuttle Bus

Arriving at Trafalgar Square from the Parade

When the Parade reaches Suffolk Place, the Access Safe Space will leave the Parade.

Access volunteers will then lead the group to the Trafalgar Square viewing platform where we have a direct view of the stage, speech to text and BSL interpreters on the screens.

We also have a ‘changing places’ mobiloo toilet, a wheelchair charging point, a rest area for assistance animals and a quiet rest tent if space away from the crowds is needed.

Accessibility at our stages

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square crowd during pride, from viewing platform

Viewing platform

We offer an accessible viewing platform in Trafalgar Square which will be right in the heart of the square on the North Terrace, staffed by a dedicated Access Manager and volunteer stewards, with support from our Security provider.

Pre-apply for any access provisions you require using our access requirements form above. Please be aware spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

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

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.

Trafalgar Square viewing platform

Due to the structure limitations, it will not be possible to provide cover from adverse weather conditions, so please bring an umbrella (and if needed, an umbrella clamp) that can be used to shelter from rain or excess heat!

In Trafalgar Square we also provide:

  • Assistance dog rest area

  • Wheelchair charging point

  • Quiet tent (which can be used for rest or as somewhere quieter to have a break from the event- this is not soundproof. A live feed from the main stage will be screened inside the tent)

  • Accessible toilet next to the viewing platform.

  • Induction loop running around the entire viewing platform

  • Roaming BSL Interpreter

  • Changing Places Unit

  • First Aid point

Trafalgar Square

On the Trafalgar Square stage, we will have a BSL interpreter. The screens will have both an interpreter, and a live speech-to-text service.

Leicester Square

For the LGBTQIA+ Women’s stage in Leicester Square we will have a BSL interpreter, an accessible viewing area with seating and accessible toilets.

Golden Square

For the stage in Golden Square we will have a BSL interpreter. Accessible toilets will be available. A trained Access Manager and Stewards will also be available.

Family Area

For the Family Area, there will be a viewing area, accessible toilets and a trained Access Manager and Stewards.

Soho Square

For the Trans stage in Soho Square we will have a BSL interpreter, an accessible viewing area with seating and accessible toilets. A trained Access Manager and Stewards will also be available.


Applications close May 31st, 2024


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-apply here.

Is there disabled access parking?

We have a limited number of bays at Q park Chinatown, pre-apply here to reserve a spot. Please be aware, this is on a first come, first served basis.

Do I need tickets?

No, you don’t need tickets to attend; however, you do need to pre-register to use any access provisions.