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Accessibility at the Parade and Trafalgar Square

We have dedicated volunteer access stewards (Photograph: Lauren Anderson)

Getting to the Parade

The nearest stations to the Parade route are Baker Street, Oxford Circus and Charing Cross.

We have a small number of free accessible parking places at the Q-Park in Chinatown. Please email us to ask about these places. The maximum height for vehicles is 1.98m (6ft 5in), although we will try to find another parking area if your vehicle is too tall. There will be access stewards on duty in the Q-Park.

Access stewards

We have dedicated volunteer access stewards, who will be on duty from 9am to 9pm. Look out for them in orange access steward t-shirts.

Joining the Parade

If you want to join the access safe space for the Parade, please try to arrive by 12:30pm. The access assembly point is on Bakers Mews, just off Fitzhardinge Street and Baker Street. Our volunteers will be here from 10:30am to answer any questions you may have about the rest of your day. There will be an accessible toilet in the area.

Access safe space

The access safe space is a marshalled area near the front of the Parade. It's for anyone who would like to be in a wheelchair friendly and well-spaced area. Friends and family can join you. You can bring flags and banners, but they can't be carried by our stewards. Whistles and klaxons aren't allowed in the safe space, but we can't completely guaranteee the space will be free of loud noises.

Shuttle bus

There will be an accessible shuttle bus running between Trafalgar Square, the access assembly point and Baker Street roughly every half hour on the day of the Parade. The bus can accommodate six wheelchair users and eight other passengers. It will have Pride in London signs in the windows. Our access stewards can guide you to the bus stop, which will be clearly marked.

The bus leaves from St Martin in the Fields church, which is in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square, at the corner of Whitcomb Street and Pall Mall East. This is next to the Sainsbury Extension to the National Gallery.

The bus will be at the access assembly point from 11am. The Parade leaves at 1pm. The bus should reach the end of the Parade route at about 3pm. On the evening of Friday 26 June, we will share a mobile number on this page that you can call, text or WhatsApp message to find out the time of the next shuttle bus where you are.

End of the Parade

When the Parade leaves at 1pm, we will follow the route down to Trafalgar Square. The access safe space will then split into two groups. For those who want to continue to the end of the Parade, we'll continue down Whitehall and onto the dispersal point. For those who want to leave the Parade here, there will be a separation point. Access stewards will then lead a group to the Trafalgar Square viewing platform.

Trafalgar Square

There will be a viewing platform on the north terrace above Trafalgar Square, which will be staffed by specially trained access stewards. Please bring an umbrella (and a wheelchair fixing camp, if needed) as there isn't a cover from any rain – although we hope it will be sunny.

Speech to text

There will be captioning and live subtitling for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.

Hearing loop

We're sorry, but for technical reasons we can't provide a hearing loop in Trafalgar Square.

Wheelchair recharging points

There will be wheelchair charging points in Trafalgar Square, which will be normal domestic power sockets. Our access stewards will be able to show you where the recharging points are on the day.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas. We will provide dog bowls and water, but please plan to look after all your dog's needs during the day. There will be a dog rest area in Trafalgar Square.

Toilets

There are fully accessible toilets in Trafalgar Square, Golden Square, Soho Square (at the corner of Brewer Street and Lexington Street), at the junction of Wardour Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, and next to the Dean Street Stage.


Any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any questions about accessibility at Pride.