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LGBTQI+ Britain

From loud-and-proud festivals all over the country, to gay-friendly hotels, clubs and things to do, Britain is one of the world’s most welcoming nations when it comes to LGBTQI+ visitors. Whether you’re exploring our vibrant queer history, or planning a big night out in Brighton – Britain’s unofficial gay capital – you’ll discover drag nights, buzzing bars and irrepressible Pride.

A LGBTQI+ showcase

Why Britain's best for LGBTQI+ travel

From the northern reaches of Scotland, to England’s southern coastline, the nation is bursting with LGBTQI+ celebrations. Packed with parties, you’ll be singing your heart out at a fiercely energetic drag brunch, or strutting round the streets waving a flag for love during a Pride Parade. Pick up a queer novel from Britain’s oldest book store, or dive into a LGBTQI+ film festival - whether you’re there for the party, or wanting a snippet of queer culture, we’ve got you covered.

With over 40 years of celebrating gay pride, from the first parade in London in 1972, it’s clear Britain is a nation shining a light on love, inclusivity and freedom. For bold celebrations that break the mould, hit up our cities during pride month and throughout the summer. Prance into Britain’s most diverse and biggest Pride in London, look to Brighton for world-famous music superstars and drag artists, or discover two-days of non-stop entertainment in Birmingham. So what are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to embrace the nation with a whole lot of LGBTQI+ love.

Top LGBTQI+ experiences

Discover LGBTQI+ things to do all over Britain, whether it’s getting stuck into a queer book or a night under a disco ball, there’s loads of experiences to uncover.

Pride parades, film festivals and bear parties: the UK’s LGBTQI+ calendar is jam-packed with fun and flamboyant events.

Bristol Pride marches through the city centre

From the buzzing bars and restaurants of Soho, the city’s gay heartland, and Vauxhall’s infamous party scene the city offers endless possibilities.

Parade goers during Pride in London in July 2019

A thriving LGBTQI+ scene, with famous gay club nights and Birmingham Pride - the UK’s largest two-day LGBTQI+ festival.

Steel framework building lit up in a blue light at night

Home to the largest gay scene in Scotland, Edinburgh’s vibrant ‘Pink Triangle’ is the place to visit for low-key pubs, lively clubs, and day-time hangouts.

Crowd at Pride in Edinburgh

This seaside city is known for its open attitude, vivacious clubbing scene and two-day Pride extravaganza.

Jetski in sea below a seaside pier with a funfair

Top LGBTQI+ destinations

Where to find the best LGBTQI+ experiences

Whether you’re picking up the party at a renowned Pride festival, or you’re looking for an artsy event celebrating diversity and equality – Britain’s bursting with places to show your love.

Dive into Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Easter, Latin American and Caribbean LGBTQI+ people in London.

UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride

Eclectic artistic displays and even queer comedy shows – The Fringe brings culture and arts to Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Street perfomer Peter Anderson, juggles swords in front of a crowd on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, during the Festival Fringe 2022.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Manchester’s gay village comes alive with eccentric performers, a parade of colours and loads of love.

Manchester Pride
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Manchester Pride

Big names take to the stage for Bristol’s Pride Day with a jam-packed calendar of queer film, LGBTQI+ tours and insightful talks.

Bristol Pride
Peppermint at Bristol Pride
Bristol Pride

Wave the flag for Britain’s Northern Pride that brings celebrations to centre stage and across the city with a pride march.

Northern Pride
Northern Pride
Northern Pride

The world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity lands in Manchester for an annual festival full of lively music and entertainment.

Sparkle Weekend
Sparkle Weekend
Sparkle Weekend

From contemporary music to debates and visual arts – Brighton Festival brings art and culture to Britain’s popular gay destination.

Brighton Festival
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Brighton Festival

Dive into Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Easter, Latin American and Caribbean LGBTQI+ people in London.

UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride

Eclectic artistic displays and even queer comedy shows – The Fringe brings culture and arts to Scotland’s capital city.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Street perfomer Peter Anderson, juggles swords in front of a crowd on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, during the Festival Fringe 2022.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Manchester’s gay village comes alive with eccentric performers, a parade of colours and loads of love.

Manchester Pride
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Manchester Pride

Big names take to the stage for Bristol’s Pride Day with a jam-packed calendar of queer film, LGBTQI+ tours and insightful talks.

Bristol Pride
Peppermint at Bristol Pride
Bristol Pride

Wave the flag for Britain’s Northern Pride that brings celebrations to centre stage and across the city with a pride march.

Northern Pride
Northern Pride
Northern Pride

The world’s largest free-to-attend celebration of gender diversity lands in Manchester for an annual festival full of lively music and entertainment.

Sparkle Weekend
Sparkle Weekend
Sparkle Weekend

From contemporary music to debates and visual arts – Brighton Festival brings art and culture to Britain’s popular gay destination.

Brighton Festival
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Brighton Festival