Britain is one of the world’s most welcoming nations when it comes to LGBT visitors. From 12 loud and proud Pride festivals annually to hundreds of queer pubs and gay-friendly hotels, explore the highlights with our guides to the best LGBT destinations and events. #LoveIsGREAT

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Pride Festivals and LGBT Summer Events

The UK’s LGBT calendar is jam packed with fabulous events, from the two day extravaganza that is Pride Brighton to L Fest – an award-winning lesbian music and arts festival.  Whether you’re looking to party, be inspired or just meet like-minded people, we’ve picked the best dates for your diary.

LGBT City Guides

Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Soho – the original heartland of London’s gay community - or checkout Vauxhall’s legendary nightclub scene.

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Considered by many to be the gay capital of the UK, Brighton is packed with possibilities, from outrageous drag nights to an annual Bear Festival.

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Centred around the pedestrianised cobbles of Canal Street, Manchester’s gay village is one of the biggest and best-known in Britain.

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Home to the biggest 2 day LGBT festival in the UK, Birmingham’s burgeoning gay scene is vibrant and multi-cultural.

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The regenerated Merchant City district is one of the prettiest in the city and packed full of fantastic LGBT bars, venues and saunas.

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Boasting the largest gay scene in Scotland, Edinburgh’s vibrant ‘Pink Triangle’ is the place to visit for low-key pubs, lively clubs, and delicious British grub.

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Packed with bars, bistros, and late-night clubs, Newcastle boasts one of the most thriving gay scenes in the UK.

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Home to stylish hotels, lively bars, and the largest free Pride in the UK, Bristol is a dream destination for LGBT travelers.

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