Pride in London announces 2021 return

Pride festivities will return to the capital in September.

Organisers of Pride in London have today (26 February) announced that this year’s parade will take place on the weekend of 11 September.

News of Pride in London’s return follows Boris Johnson’s recently announced roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions. As outlined in the PM’s four-step plan, nightclubs and festivals can reopen from 21 June at the earliest, so long as Covid-19 cases continue to fall.

“We’re delighted to announce that Pride in London will take place on the weekend of 11 September,” said Pride in London co-chairs Michael Salter-Church MBE and Alison Camps. 

“Now we have the roadmap from the government, we’re working closely with the mayor’s office, Westminster City Council and other key bodies in London to finalise what our plans will look like.”

“We’ll be announcing further details of the event, including what format it will take and how to participate or volunteer, in due course. We will continue to monitor and adhere to the necessary health guidance.”

Organisers have also revealed that they are working on a way to appropriately mark Pride’s traditional anniversary in the summer. 

Elsewhere, Manchester Pride is also set to return this year. Earlier today, organisers revealed that the festival will be taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.