Thursday, 4 July 2019

6 Locations to Visit in London for Pride

I am so excited for Pride this year it is unreal... last year I was watching England v Sweden in the World Cup, and ended up at Soho Square catching the parade after party vibes of Pride. This year, I'm going to the parade for the first time, so I am fully committed to being in the rainbow spirit 🌈 I kept spying on Instagram & Twitter lots of Pride themed collabs and street art, so spent an afternoon wandering the streets, hopping on and off of tubes to find all of the rainbow goodness London had to offer. 
oneKurt Geiger X Notes to Strangers 1 James St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BG
One of my all time favourite Insta accounts / artists to follow is Notes to Strangers. When Andy shared on his account he was installing a Pride themed commissioned by Kurt Geiger, I knew I needed to see it... then I saw he was at Glastonbury and was completely regretting not getting a ticket just for the pure fact of the festival themed installation there!  I love the quotes - they are covered outside and there is a huge heart on the inside. If you share on Instagram, Andy reposts the first person to collaborate on each post. I just love the ombre rainbow colours of these notes - I want them for my walls!  

two. Kings Cross Light Tunnel. Tunnel Collier St, Kings Cross, London N1 9BE
I only saw this tunnel for the first time a couple of months ago, and they've given their light show a rainbow makeover in time for Pride weekend.  
three. Cardinal Place100 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5JD
Rainbow steps with a huge floral arch at the top are brightening up Cardinal Place this week, perfect to stop by if you are near Victoria.  
four. St Martins Lane Hotel. 45 St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4HX
Just off of Leicester Square is one of my favourites - perfect for Insta portraits with a stunning multicoloured butterfly. 

five. Maddox Gallery. 9 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2QE
It's like Chelsea in Bloom all over again! This is a stunning floral display off of Regent's Street... about a five minute walk if that from Liberty London.  

six. Oasis Tottenham Court Road. 22 Tottenham Court Rd, Bloomsbury, London W1T 1BJ
This was an unintentional find as I was wandering the streets - Oasis have lots of rainbow hearts donning the walls and floor ready for the weekend. 

There were lots of other shops with fantastic visuals up and down Oxford & Regent street. Some of my favourites were Burberry who donned rainbow flags, Calvin Klein, Antropolgie with their 'All for love and love for all slogan', Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren who had a row of rainbow balloons 🌈 
Two other places I wanted to go and visit, and am going to try and squeeze in before the weekend include Greenwich where you'll find rainbow crosswalks & Cannon Street's Bloomberg Arcade with a rainbow walkway. 

Where are your favourite Pride locations? 
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