IT’s almost time to get out your rainbow flags and take to the streets for the most vibrant festival of the year.
Here’s what we know about the 2018 Pride in London parade…
The the 2018 London Parade will take place on Saturday 7 July
When is London’s Pride Parade and where does it start?
The the 2018 Pride In London Parade will take place on Saturday, July 7, likely starting between 12pm and 4.30pm.
This year’s map hasn’t been released yet but last year, the parade started on Portland Place, in Oxford Circus, and ran from the BBC’s Broadcasting House down to Whitehall.
Many busy roads are likely to be partially or fully closed while the parade passes through.
Keep referring back to the official Pride In London website for updates.
What is Pride London?
Pride is an annual celebration of the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) held in London.
It is the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK, with thousands of people travelling the route either by foot or on floats.
Last year’s parade pulled in an estimated crowd of nearly a million people.
When is Pride London?
The month-long Pride in London celebrations kicked off on June 9 and culminate in the city-wide parade on July 7.
As always, it is showcasing the very best of London with theatre and cabaret shows, tours, exhibitions, conferences and museum events.
This year’s events include Pride escape rooms, self defence classes, LGBT+ ping pong, life drawing dance classes and the highly-anticipated Pride’s Got Talent competition.
The talent show gives new and emerging talent in the LGBT+ community the chance to perform onstage at Pride In London.
Getty Images – Getty The month-long Pride in London celebrations kick off on June 9