London Pride Parade

Last summer, I visited Brighton Pride for the first time and loved it! I was desperate to visit London Pride this year and it totally took my breath away. Brighton was amazing, but London is something completely different. The entire parade took almost 2 hours to pass by us, and then we headed over to Trafalgar Square to party. I ended up taking 644 photos and it was a mammoth task whittling those down. To make it a little easier, I've split the day into two posts: London Pride Parade and London Pride in Trafalgar Square.

It was a wonderfully sunny day at home, so I packed my sunglasses, loaded up the suncream and put on my loveliest sandals. Then we stepped out at Picadilly Station and... rain. Rain everywhere. 

I hadn't really dressed for the weather! Luckily, the rain cleared up and we found a great spot at the end of Regent's Street. Throughout the parade, there were showers on and off but the rain couldn't dampen the spirit and joy. 

Boris? Is that you?

 Free chicken! 
George is still going, and 91 now! Hooray for George! 
I was collecting all the stickers!

I also got a rainbow wristband to match the rainbow loom band I made especially for Pride. 
Sinitta was there! The parade stopped for a while when she was level with us so we got a special little concert. 
 You may not believe me, but this is the back of Sir Ian McKellen's head. He was walking with Stonewall, and shaking hands with everyone in the crowd. I was so starstruck, and freaking out about whether to get a handshake or a photo, that I managed to get neither. Good work, Becky!

It was such a fun, positive and joyous event. Next year, I'm putting together a group of LGBT bloggers to walk in the parade, so let me know if you'd be interested. I'm very excited! 


  1. Ah Ian McKellen! It's so cool that you got to see him in real life. I love all of these pictures. Everyone looks so joyful! Looks like you had a great time.

  2. This looks amazing. I completely missed the Edinburgh pride though and only found out about it the day after!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  3. This is so brilliant! Glad you had a great time and can't wait to see the second set of pictures!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  4. Looks like an amazing event and I would totally be down for walking in the parade. OH MY GOD IAN MCKELLEN!! Super jealous.

  5. The super hero family look the cutest! I really must go to Pride one year, it looks like so much fun :D x

  6. My sister stayed with me this weekend as she was going to it- sounded like so much fun! She ended up shaking Ian McKellan's hand!

    Daisy x

  7. This looks like such an amazing time! You took some great pictures too. I've only ever been to the NYC pride and that was nice. Didn't see any cool celebs though so lucky you.

  8. Sir Ian! I need to go to Pride in London some time, for some reason my hometown does pride in the middle of September. Ages to wait yet =[

  9. SIR IAN MCKELLEN SIR IAN MCKELLEN SIR IAN MCKELLEN SIR IAN MCKELLEN SIR IAN MCKELLEN isn't he a wee sweetheart to show his support? This is a fabulous post Becky, it's so vibrant and happy - aaaah I love it <3

    Claire xo

  10. That photo of the brindle dog literally made me stop scrolling because it looks so much like my pup!!

  11. This looks like it was a lot of fun!!

  12. It looks amazing! I must go to a pride parade one year, the atmosphere must be incredible :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  13. OMG Boris! Hahaha! That made me laugh so much! Love seeing all the cute pups! And that is a wonderful photo of Ian McKellen haha! Well, at least you can totally tell it's him though! :D

  14. This looks absolutely amazing. The Superhero family, Oh My God, adorable. I really want to go to a Pride parade, it just looks like such a happy place to be! I love it. xo


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