Pride Events

Proud to be you, somewhere new.

Just like our hotels, every single person is unique – and we think that’s something worth celebrating. That’s where UK Pride makes an entrance, giving LGBTQIA+ people from all walks of life a place to celebrate and be celebrated.

As a show of our unwavering support, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the biggest UK Pride events – along with a nudge towards our closest hotel, in case you feel like making a weekend of it…


Birmingham Pride May 2024

The city of Birmingham wears its pride on its sleeve, unapologetically living loud and proud in all walks of life. Naturally, the second city keeps this going with an extra dash of rainbow for UK Pride events, including a two-day Birmingham Pride Festival where you can buy tickets to see a star-studded line-up of singers, drag queens, and queer icons.

Your hotels for Birmingham Pride:
Toby Carvery Quinton, offering cosy rooms and cosier roasts.
The Swan, for stylish rooms and handmade pizzas, just downstairs.
The King’s Arms in Knowle, bringing bohemian style and classic pub dishes to the banks of the Grand Union Canal.


Edinburgh is a breathtaking and historic city, making it the perfect backdrop for memorable Edinburgh Pride events. Join the Pride March and cheer with the crowds when the music begins at the main stage. Let’s paint the town rainbow!

Your hotels for Edinburgh Pride:
Toby Carvery Edinburgh West, boasting contemporary style with traditional exteriors and delicious roasts.
The Melville, Edinburgh South, for moments of R&R in a historic Scottish pub.



Cardiff Pride promises a few reasons to be especially proud of its beautiful city, from its Pride Parade on Saturday 22 June and Pride Market – featuring stalls from local sellers and artisans – to the two-day Pride Festival, held at the always gorgeous Cardiff Castle. If you’ve ever wanted a city break with a mix of historic views and modern memories, this is the one for you.

Your hotel for Cardiff Pride: The Beverley, making your Pride weekend feel a touch more extravagant with Victorian architecture and seasonal pub menus.


As the UK’s capital, it’s no surprise that London Pride is one of the biggest LGBTQIA+ events of the year. Only moments from Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, celebrate love with a fabulous Grand Pride Parade and a selection of stalls for city break souvenirs.

Your hotels for London Pride:
The Crown & Greyhound, creating an oasis of greenery and R&R in Dulwich after a day of celebrating diversity.
The Mitre, Greenwich, offering a chic pub escape near the stunning Cutty Sark.



You might know Liverpool for the Albert Docks, Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre, or the bar where The Beatles used to play – The Cavern – but the vibrant Liverpool Pride is another reason people travel from far and wide to spend a weekend in this waterside city.

Your hotel for Liverpool Pride: The first ever All Bar One hotel, perfect for city centre tapas and cocktails in chic surroundings.


Brighton Pride is the most popular UK Pride event, with this coastal haven long being one of the most welcoming places for people from all walks of life. This rainbow-coloured spectacle has the biggest Pride Music Festival, a Pride Village Party, and a Community Parade – sure to give you plenty of ways to celebrate and make memories in Brighton.

Your hotel for Brighton & Hove Pride: Make it a weekend of wining & dining at our Miller & Carter hotel, your moment of peace between parties.



The Gay Village Party is the talk of Manchester Pride, giving the stage to internationally famous LGBTQIA+ friendly performers and queer local artists, promising something for everyone. You’ll also be within walking distance of the Manchester Art Gallery and the Palace Theatre, so… how about adding a splash of art and drama to your weekend?

Your hotel for Manchester Pride: Miller & Carter Heaton Chapel brings steaks, cocktails, and style to your Pride weekend away.

What is Pride?

Pride is an event that celebrates queer people and minorities of the UK, sharing the pride and voices of those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual community (LGBTQIA+).

What date is Pride in the UK?

Pride is held at different times across the UK, often accompanied by parades, music festivals, and other events.

Where is the biggest Pride UK Festival?

The biggest Pride UK Festival is likely Brighton & Hove Pride – as a home of allyship and freedom for the LGBTQIA+ community. Iconic performers such as Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa, and Christina Aguilera have performed at Brighton’s Pride music festival, Fabuloso in the Park.

Are UK Pride Festivals free?

These days, UK Pride Festivals have become such big events that some have started implementing tickets to raise money for LGBTQIA+ charities and also manage the amount of people attending. It’s always best to check which Pride Festival you want to attend for activities and potential prices before you start sprinkling on the body glitter!

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