After weeks of celebrations, the mighty Pride In London will be marking Parade Day this Saturday, 8 July.
At the time of writing, warm temperatures and dry weather are forecast for the grand climax of the Big Smoke’s biggest LGBTI party ever.
If you’re heading to spectate the march but don’t know where and when to do so, we’ve got you covered: read on as we break down the essential details…
What time does the Parade start, and from where?
It starts at 1pm, and takes a 1.4-mile (2.3km) route starting north of Oxford Circus on Regent Street. More than 300 groups will be marching.
Where can I watch it?
Oxford Circus is the busiest spot. Instead catch the Parade as it heads down Regent Street and through Piccadilly Circus and Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square, before finishing in Whitehall at around 4.30pm
Then what happens?
There will be activity across the city, but the main hubs will be, as usual, Trafalgar Square and Soho.
Head to Trafalgar Square for star performers on the Main Stage, music and motivational speakers from noon until 8pm. It’s totally free, but be sure to make a donation.
Performers this year include Glee’s Amber Riley plus X Factor stars Saara Aalto and Fleur East.
What else is there to do?
Catch the likes of Heather Peace and Sinitta at Radio Diva Women’s Stage in Leicester Square.
Or, head to the Cabaret Stage on Dean Street to see Adam Ali, Ren Stedmans and more from 12.30pm until 7.30pm.
What happens in the evening?
Our pick of the Pride In London afterparties is the official one: Beyond Once Upon a Time. This huge clubnight kicks off at 10pm and takes place at the Coronet Theatre in Elephant Castle.
What happens on the Sunday?
The party continues the next day with UK Black Pride‘s music festival in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens from noon until 9.30pm.