This weekend (July 2) London prepares to celebrate as the Pride in London parade takes place, seeing thousands flock to the capital.

And this year Pride is particularly special for the Pride movement and the LGBT+ community as they commemorate 50 years since the first Pride took place in the UK. 

The route of the parade will follow the very same steps and route that the protestors took back in 1972 when the march was organised by members of the Gay Liberation Front and attracted just 1000 people. 

Now, 50 years on the parade brings over one million people with 30,000 marching. 

Before you make your way to the parade we've got all the information you could need so you can sit back and celebrate Pride. 

When is the Pride Parade in London? 

The Pride Parade takes place on the first weekend of July, on Saturday, July 2.

What time does London Pride Parade start:

The parade will stick to its traditional schedule starting at 12pm at Hyde Park Corner. 

The grandstand in Haymarket will be open from 11am. 

London Pride 2022 Parade Route: 

Keeping to its historic route, marchers taking part in the parade will gather on Park Lane before heading towards Piccadilly, through Piccadilly Circus down Haymarket, and then taking a left towards Trafalgar Square before dispersing at Whitehall. 

London Pride 2022 Road Closures: 

As the Parade will follow some major London streets, there will be some roads closed during the day. 

Those roads are: 

  • Hyde Park Corner- 10am-9.30pm
  • Soho- 11am-4am (July 3)
  • Picadilly 10am-9.30pm
  • Park Lane 8am-7pm
  • Central 11am-10.30pm
  • Pall Mall East 7am-10.30pm