Pride events in the UK

Heading to a Pride celebration in the UK this summer? There are over 100 events taking place across the country, so we’ve highlighted some of the major Pride events and the best ways to travel there. Get inspired!


Dog at a Pride event in London

When: Saturday 22nd July 2024

Location: Scottish Parliament Building on Horse Wynd > The University of Edinburgh on Charles Street

Pride Edinburgh is the longest running free celebration of the LGBT community in Scotland since starting in 1994, and is expected to draw 37,500 attendees.

Trainline will be the official travel sponsor for Pride Edinburgh. We'll be on-site with our own activation, where festival-goers can try their luck at winning prizes including Railcards and merch.


Pride in London

When: Saturday 29th June 2024

Location  Portland Place > Trafalgar Square

Join hundreds of thousands of partygoers at Pride in London this year. The parade travels from Portland Place to Trafalgar square and even shuts down Soho and Oxford Street for the day.

If you’re travelling in by train, Charing Cross station is the closest mainline train station to the event, but Blackfriars station or Victoria station make good alternatives as they’re just a 20-minute walk away and might be slightly less crowded.


Pride in Brighton

When: Friday 2nd August - Monday 5th August 2024

Location: Hove Lawns / Preston Park 

This iconic celebration is one of the most popular places to celebrate Pride in the UK – over 300,000 people will be partying on the streets of Brighton – making it an event not to be missed.

Brighton’s train station is ideally located in the centre of the city, making travel into the city by train an easy option for those who live elsewhere – especially Londoners. There will also be plenty of National Express coaches running to and from Brighton over the weekend, where you’ll be guaranteed a seat with your ticket – just remember that the coach station in Brighton is located further down the road from the train station when you’re arranging meetups with friends.


Pride in Manchester

When: Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2024

Location: Canal Street 

What better time to celebrate Pride than a bank holiday weekend! The highly anticipated parade takes place on the Saturday of the August bank holiday and thousands will be heading to Manchester’s famous Canal Street to join in the party.

If you’re heading into the city by train, Manchester Piccadilly station offers direct rail services from London, Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent and Reading, to name a few. It’s then just a 10-minute walk from the station to the celebrations!

Some other major UK Pride events

Location Date Address Getting there
Blackpool 8th & 9th June 2024 Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, FY1 1HU Trains to Blackpool
Edinburgh 22nd June 2024 Edinburgh, UK Trains to Edinburgh
Bristol 13th July 2024 Bristol, Somerset, UK, BS1 3XD Trains to Bristol
Isle of Wight 20th July 2024 Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight, UK, PO33 2HY Trains to the Isle of Wight
Liverpool 27th July 2024 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, L2 2ER Trains to Liverpool
Norwich 27th July 2024 The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk, UK, NR2 1TF Trains to Norwich
Leeds 21st July 2024 City Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Trains to Leeds
Cardiff (Pride Cymru) 22nd & 23rd June 2024 Cardiff City Lawns, Cardiff, South Wales, UK, CF10 3ND Trains to Cardiff
Southampton 24th & 25th August 2024 Guildhall Square & West Marlands Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK Trains to Southampton
Leicester 31st August 2024 Victoria Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK Trains to Leicester

Pride events in Europe

If you’re thinking of heading a little further afield to celebrate Pride this year, or you’re already in the country, there are hundreds of events taking place all over Europe that are well worth the trip. Take a look at some of the biggest European Pride parties happening this summer.


Pride in Paris

When: Saturday 29th June 2014

Location: Place de la Concorde

More than half a million people will be celebrating Pride on the historic streets of Paris this year, with the parade taking place from the Louvre along to the Place de la République.

There are several train stations in Paris, making it well connected to other major cities in France, as well as cross-border connections. Gare du Nord is the main station for Eurostar trains if you’re travelling from the UK.


Pride in Amsterdam

When: Saturday 27th July - Sunday 4th August 2024

Location: Scheepvaart Museum > Westerdok 

Pride brings thousands of people to Amsterdam for a weekend of celebrations each year. The famous Canal Parade starts from the Scheepvaart Museum, with boats making their way around the city via the canals towards Westerdok. Once the parade has finished, you’ll find plenty of street parties to carry on the celebrations into the night.

If you’re travelling to Amsterdam via train, it’s easy to walk from Amsterdam-Centraal station to any part of the parade. For those travelling from the UK, Eurostar trains run direct services from London St Pancras.


Pride in Barcelona

When: Saturday 20th July 2024

Location – Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies > Av. Paral·lel > Pl. Espanya

Join thousands of other partygoers and celebrate Pride in the beautiful city of Barcelona. The main parade takes place on Saturday evening followed by a huge concert along Av. Maria Cristina until the early hours.

Barcelona is well connected by both rail and road, making travelling to the city by train or bus easy. Barcelona Sants train station is just a 20-minute walk from the heart of the party and is served by regular high-speed Renfe AVE services.

Some other major European Pride events

Location Date Address Getting there
Rome 15th June 2024 Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, Rome, Italy Trains to Rome
Zurich 15th June 2024 Sechseläutenplatz and Stadthausanlage, Zurich, Switzerland Trains to Zurich
Cologne 21st June 2024 Old City district, Cologne, Germany Trains to Cologne
Madrid 6th July 2024 Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain Trains to Madrid
Berlin 27th July 2024 Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany Trains to Berlin
Hamburg 3rd August 2024 Hamburg, Saxony, Germany Trains to Hamburg

Trainline does not have any affiliation with Pride events in the UK and Europe, for more information on these Pride events please visit their websites.