London Pride 2022: when is LGBTQ+ parade, where is celebration taking place - and other events in London

London will host it’s annual Pride Parade this weekend

Pride month is here, and people around the world are gearing up for a month of celebrations.

Pride is a chance to celebrate what it means to be a part of the LGBT+ community, as a community, and remember those who paved the way.

Remembering the history of Pride is usually a huge part of the celebrations. However, this year is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBT+ community as we commemorate 50 Years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom.

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    Several events are happening across the capital to support Pride

    So what Pride events are happening across London?

    Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming events.

    When is Pride?

    Pride takes place throughout the entire month of June every year.

    What is Pride?

    Pride is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community all over the world from the people to the culture. It is a joyful time, as well as a time of remembrance.

    The month aims to draw focus on the issues faced by people in the LGBTQ+ society everyday.

    What events are happening in London?

    A full breakdown of every event happening across London can be found on the official Pride In London website.

    Pride Parade

    Date: Saturday 2nd July

    The march will trace part of the historic route from the original 1972 pride march. The march will begin at the Marble arch area.

    The website for the event says that this year’s campaign will: “commemorate the past 50 years and our evolution as a movement; acknowledging those torch bearers who have come before us and their achievements.”

    “As we celebrate and look forward to the next 50 years, we’ll recognise the challenges still faced by our community nationally and globally.”

    Address: Marble Arch Area to River Thames Website: https://prideinlondon.org/parade/take-part

    Over The Rainbow: A Queer Tour of The British Museum

    Date: Friday 1 July 2022

    Sacha and Sheldon are tour guides and queer historians. Join them for a LGBTQ+ history tour inspired by the colours of the rainbow flag!Ticket prices for the start from £20, and may include an additional booking fee. The tour will run from 1:30pm to 7:30pm. Address: Great Russell Street, London, London WC1B 3DG Website: Over The Rainbow Event

    Myra Dubois Comes to West London

    Date: 15 May - 12 June

    The fabulous Myra DuBois and host Carl Mullaney will be here to deliver what promises to be a night of outrageous comedy, live singing and no doubt some dancing.

    If the weather is good,  there may even be a BBQ.

    Ticket prices for the start from £10, and may include an additional booking fee.

    Address: 185 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 2DR Website: Myra Dubois Comes to West London

    Judy’s Jukebox Singalong

    Date: Saturday 18 June

    To celebrate 100 years of the brilliant Judy Garland, BFI Southbank presents a jukebox night playing clips of some of the best-known hits from her career.

    Guest hosts will lead you through songs like Meet Me in St. Louis’ ‘The Trolley Song’, Summer Stock’s infectiously joyful ‘Get Happy’, and of course, Judy’s signature track, ‘Over the Rainbow’.

    Dressing up is encouraged.

    Ticket prices for the event will start from £12.50. The event will run from 6pm to 7:30pm.

    Address: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XT Website: Judy’s Jukebox Singalong 

    The LGBTQ+ Dead

    Date: Saturday 18 June

    This is an online tour event for everyone to join.

    Death and cemetery historian Sheldon K. Goodman, co-creator of the Royal Parks’ Queerly Departed (the first LGBTQ cemetery tour in the U.K) will show you key figures from LGBTQ+ history across the world as we visit their virtual gravesides.

    Ticket prices will start from £10 and the event is scheduled to take place from 7pm to 8:30pm.

    Address: Online Website: The LGBTQ+ Dead

    LGBTQ+ House Tour

    Date: Wednesday 22 June

    Join the LGBT+ Tour to explore more about Horace Walpole’s sexuality by investigating the correspondence between his network of friends and acquaintances, and how this might inform our interpretation of his house and collection.

    Ticket prices will start from £16 per person, and the event will take place from 7pm to 8:30pm.

    Address: 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London TW1 4ST Website: LGBTQ+ House Tour