In Pictures: Pride parade returns to streets of London

The event marked the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade.

In Pictures: Pride parade returns to streets of London

The 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride parade has been marked as the colourful procession returned to the streets of London.

Due to Covid restrictions, the annual event has not been held for the past two years.

Pride in London parade 2022
Pride decorations in a Routemaster bus ahead of the parade (James Manning/PA)
Pride in London parade 2022
Md Nabir Uddim (left) and Mohammed Nazir (right) from London ahead of the parade (James Manning/PA)

More than a million people are expected to descend on the city for the parade and associated celebrations.

Valkyrie from Gloucester attaches Pride decorations to a motorbike
Valkyrie from Gloucester attaches Pride decorations to a motorbike (James Manning/PA)
Crowds on Park Lane ahead of the parade
Crowds on Park Lane ahead of the parade (James Manning/PA)

As part of what organisers are calling the “biggest and most inclusive event in history”, there is a line-up of artists performing across four stages around central London.

A man waves a pride flag on Park Lane
A man waves a Pride flag on Park Lane (James Manning/PA)
Pride in London parade 2022
People in Trafalgar Square take part in the celebrations (James Manning/PA)

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