London, Manchester and Brighton are just a few of the UK cities rolling out the rainbow flags for a huge parage.But it’s not just the UK that’s getting in on the action – there are also major Pride events taking place in Berlin, Sweden and even, um, Torremolinos!So get your face paint on, buckle up your harnesses, and check out where to spread the love this summer.Yes, really.
While the Costa del Sol might be better known to Brits as a flip-and-flop package spot, quiz a Madrileño on where they go for a lolsy hol and many will point south to Torremolinos.
So if you’ve done gay Gran Canaria, Madrid and Barcelona, it’s only right you give it a whirl. With its own gaybourhood, La Nogalera, and a handful of gay beaches in and around town, as well as one of Europe’s biggest gay hotels, Ritual, it’s now so popular that this year it’s throwing two prides – one in summer, one in winter.
Take that, Maspalomas.Fancy some sightseeing? Beyond the beaches, get your shopping on along Calle San Miguel or soak up some peace at Parque La Bateria.Stay: Rooms at Ritual from £87pn.Pride in London is marking 50 years since the UK’s first Pride parade by retracing the original 1972 march from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall.