London was home to the largest Pride in British history over the weekend, with more than 1.5 million people reported to have been in attendance.
The events held on 2 July marked Pride in London’s first showing in the capital since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
This year also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride march, with veterans from the Gay Liberation Front leading the parade with chants such as “3, 5, 7, 9, lesbians are mighty fine”.
Speaking to GAY TIMES ahead of it getting underway, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said this year’s event was set to be the “biggest and best” yet. “We’re re-walking the route, celebrating the progress that we’ve made over the last 50 years, celebrating this wonderful community [and] the contribution they make to London being the greatest city in the world, but also having at the forefront of our mind there’s still a need to campaign and we can never be complacent,” he added.