Thousands of people are expected to turn out in the UK’s capital today, for one of the world’s largest LGBT festivals.
This year the London Pride march has taken on the theme of ‘heroes’ and will celebrate those who have made the biggest difference to the LGBT community.
The parade begins at Baker Street at 1pm and moves through Oxford Street, which is closed for the event, before finishing at Whitehall at 4.30pm.
More than 250 group will be taking part in the parade with prizes for the best costumes and best campaign group.
As well as the parade there is also three musical venues taking place from 1pm.
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Entertainers include Blue, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro and Rebecca Ferguson, who will appear on the main stage in Trafalgar Square from 1pm – 8pm.
There will also be a Women’s Stage in Dean Street and a Cabaret Stage in Wardour Street.
The annual parade marks the end of a week of Pride events and celebrations.
- The Parade assembles on Baker Street at 1pm
- It turns left into Oxford Street, past Selfridges, Bond Street Underground Station
- At Oxford Circus it turns right into Regent Street and continues down to Piccadilly Circus
- Then down Lower Regent Street and into Waterloo Place, then left into Pall Mall, heading right into Cockspur Street and across the south-western end of Trafalgar Square
- It turns into Whitehall, before ending at Whitehall Place at about 4.30pm
The parade starts at 1pm and ends at 4.30pm
— Pride in London (@PrideInLondon) June 27, 2015
- More than 15,000 spectators are expected to join the party
- The theme of this year’s parade is Pride Heroes
- It features more than 250 community groups, dancers and performers
- Individuals cannot join the Parade unless they are in a registered group
- There is a suggested donation of £3 for Trafalgar Square participants