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.
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Pride in London
1 July 2023
Pump up the party with Britain’s most diverse and biggest Pride event. See the city awash with bright colours as the Parade travels through the city’s iconic sights.
4 - 7 August 2023
A right celebration of equality and diversity – Brighton Pride brings the city to life with colourful rainbows, world-famous music superstars, drag artists and unmissable entertainment.
27 - 28 May 2023
Filling Birmingham’s streets with Pride, this weekend long celebration is full of banging DJ sets, live music and eccentric cabaret.
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.
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Dubbed as ‘four days of friends, fun and fur’, the Great British Bear Bash is the nation’s biggest bear event – featuring bar crawls, club nights and cabaret shows.Get your Breat British Bear Bash tickets
Pride fever sweeps Britain in June and July. From tiny villages to our capital cities, look out for lavish parades, glittering parties, and a rainbow of LGBTQI+ events.See what’s on at Cardiff’s Pride Cymru
Calling all movie buffs! Celebrating LGBTQI+ films and filmmaking across Scotland, SQIFF (the Scottish Queer International Film Festival) is hosted in Glasgow every October.Get your culture fix at SQIFF
With centuries of non-conformist history under its belt, Brighton is one of Europe’s foremost gay cities – as you’ll see for yourself on a ‘Piers and Queers’ walking tour.Discover Brighton’s booming LGBTQI+ scene