World Pride was celebrated on the streets of central London on Saturday, despite last-minute cuts and timing changes. Crowds were thinner on Oxford Street than in previous years but the lack of floats and presence of rain did little to dampen the party and political spirit of Pride. Around 25,000 joined the procession, tribute was paid to the 40th anniversary of the first gay pride march in the capital and the rainbow flag flew over Whitehall for the first time.
Official Soho parties were cancelled but that didn’t prevent Pride revellers gridlocking the district to party on regardless.
Many thanks to Zefrog for photos and tip offs and to SReed99342 once and twice, violinconcertono3, Michael O’Sullivan once and twice, Jan Bode, Joel Rowbottom once and twice and Matt Malloy for sharing their photos in the Londonist Flickrpool.