Pride in London has been canceled for the second year in a row for fear of the coronavirus pandemic.
That means there will be no parades, celebrations or flag waving as the organizers canceled the event.
Instead, however, there are a few alternative events to attend, all of which help showcase the LGBT + community.
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A craft market, walking tour, and lots of parties are all on offer this summer if you’re looking for the perfect gay event.
Here’s a list of some of the best alternative activities to which Pride in London has now been canceled.
Drag Fest London
After moving from its earlier date in March, Drag Fest London is the place to be if you love all things drag or want to know more about the drag community.
Some of the UK’s best drag queens will be at the event alongside a host of stars from the hugely popular drag race shows.
The festival kicks off on Saturday, August 14, 2021. For more information, please visit the event’s Eventbrite page.
LGBT + walking tour
This walking tour starts at the Clermont Hotel in Charing Cross and is ideal if you want to brush up on your knowledge of the LGBT + community.
You will get an insight into the drag queens of the 1970s, the secret gay evenings of the 1920s and learn all about Soho, London’s most famous gay area.
The walking tour starts every Sunday in August from 11am to 1pm and you can purchase a ticket for this free event on the Eventbrite page.
LGBT + craft market
A craft fair is held on London’s South Bank that celebrates the entire LGBT + community.
Not much is known about what is specifically being sold, but we know you’ll want to check this out if you can.
It will take place on the Queen’s Walk on Sunday, September 12, 2021 between 11am and 4pm, and you can see more on the Pride in London website.
LGBT + art fair
More than 50 LGBT + and allied artists have come together to showcase their talents at the Peckham Art Fair.
Prints, sculptures and ceramics are on display at the event, organized by MOCA London and Queer Life Drawing Conversation.
Ahead of the main event on Choumert Road, shops along Bellenden Road will also participate, some of which host an artist themselves.
The works will be shown on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., you can find out more here.
The modern family show
The Modern Family Show is a one-day event designed to help LGBT + people navigate the world of parenting with information on starting a family.
Includes details on surrogacy and IVF, care and adoption, fertility preservation, sperm donation, single parents, and shared parenting.
For more information about this event on Sunday, September 18, 2021, including how to get involved, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
Queer House Party
Queer House Party features the best drag queens, performers and DJs from London and beyond.
Not only does the event provide you with a space to party and have fun, but it also provides you with a reminder of some of the top LGBT + political issues.
Tickets will be sold for the meeting, which will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., more information can be found here.
Comedy Drag Show: Funnyboyz
This comedy drag show at the Supper Club on Blundell Street is guaranteed to make you laugh.
With live cabaret, a range of different drag queens, and the ability to snap photos with your favorite performers, you’ll want to be a part of this event.
It starts on Friday, August 13th, 2021 from 7 p.m., we are sure that it will be good. Please visit the event’s Eventbrite page for more information.