Pride in London 2019: Where is the parade, what time is it and who is performing?

Capital set to become awash with rainbows as thousands celebrate Pride

Sabrina Barr
Saturday 06 July 2019 10:20
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Pride Month

This year's Pride in London parade promises to be bigger, more colourful and more diverse than ever before.

Last year, approximately one million people descended upon the capital to watch the parade, with around 30,000 individuals participating in the procession.

From the timings of the parade to the route, here's everything you need to know about this year's Pride in London:

When is it due to take place?

The Pride in London parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 July.

What time will it start?

The parade is due to begin at 12pm, with the procession continuing until around 5.30pm.

However, the day's celebrations will carry on into the evening, with live entertainment being hosted on several stages across the route.

In Leicester Square, performers will be on stage in the Woman's Area from 12.35pm until 7.45pm.

Performances on the Cabaret Stage on Dean Street will be held from 12.05pm until 7.40pm, while entertainment on the Trafalgar Square stage will commence at 11.45am and end at 8pm.

What's the route?

The Pride in London route will begin at Portland Place at midday, which is situated in Marylebone.

From there, those participating in the parade will march down Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square, before ending at Whitehall.

The parade organisers recommend that spectators avoid visiting the busiest locations along the route, which tend to be Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

If you're a spectator following the route, you'll likely come across several podiums along the way.

The hosts on the podium will be able to provide you with information about the parade, including who is taking part in the procession.

You can also purchase tickets for the Pride in London Grandstand, which will be located at Waterloo Place. For more information, click here.

To apply to volunteer as a steward at the Pride in London parade as part of the organisation's year round Core Team, click here.

Who will be performing?

A variety of performers will be providing live entertainment at Pride in London on the several stages dotted along the route.

On the Trafalgar Square stage, the cast of West End play Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be performing at 12.15pm.

At 7pm, Broadway legend Billy Porter will be taking to the stage to delight the audience in attendance.

Meanwhile, drag queens including Ebony Rose Dark, Marni Scarlet, Miss Disney and Oedipussi Rex will be performing throughout the day on the Cabaret Stage on Dean Street.

The Women's Stage in Leicester Square will host the cast of Kinky Boots at 12.35pm, singer Sinitta at 4.35pm and DJ El Conchitas at 7.30pm.

For more information about the performers at this year's Pride in London, click here.

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