2022 – Pride London 2022: Expect big turnout on March 1st since pandemic – live updates | proud

What is the path of the march?

Today’s parade will follow in the footsteps of the original 1972 Pride Parade. It started from the first podium at Hyde Park Corner at midday and now makes its way along the edge of Green Park.

Protesters then reach the second platform in Piccadilly Circus where they turn right and walk towards Charing Cross to the third platform at the end of Orange Street.

The show passes the mall and ends in Whitehall at approximately 6pm.

You can check out the parade route map on Pride London’s website.

Good evening everyone. Have me, Sophie Zelden O’Neill, here to provide updates throughout the afternoon.

A little background to today’s rally: PrideInn London is back for the first time since 2019 and more than a million people are expected to join the rally. The main event marks 50 years since the capital’s first Pride Parade in 1972 and will feature performances on four stages in central London.

Singer-songwriter Emily Sandy, Eurovision 2018 Netta winner and pop and soul singer Samantha Mumba will take the stage.

The show ends with an “amazing” performance by pop star Ava Max at Trafalgar Square.

Over a million people are expected to attend Pride’s 50th anniversary celebrations in London

More than a million people are expected to take to the streets of London today in the capital’s first celebrations of pride since the pandemic.

Today’s event, which also marks the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first Pride Parade, begins at 12 noon at Hyde Park Corner.

The organizers, who called the event “the largest and most comprehensive event in history,” said more than 30,000 people and more than 400 community groups have signed up for the 2022 Pride Walk.

It is led by the Gay Liberation Front, which first protested in 1972.

Follow the blog for updates throughout the afternoon.

Muhammad Nabir Udem and Muhammad Nazir in London before the London Pride Parade today. Photo: James Manning/PA