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Pride Month: Top UK Events Part Two

Hilton collaborates with Pride 365 to prevent pinkwashing

We want to ensure that everybody feels comfortable and welcome in Hilton hotels, no matter their background or identity. With our open public support and promotion of the LGBTQ+ community 365 days a year—we hope to create real change.

So, to support Pride-goers across the country, we have gathered some more great Pride events to attend this year.

Bournemouth: 8th-9th July

This year, Bourne Free is set in the idyllic Meyrick Park, which means this will be their biggest Pride event ever. On July 8th attendees can expect a family-friendly atmosphere with ‘sensory areas’ and ‘educational areas’. Then, on the 9th, a parade will take place with an eco-friendly theme: ‘Pride goes Green’. Hilton Bournemouth is in the Town Centre, which is only a 5-minute walk away from their weekly Westover Art and Makers Market. 

Cambridge: Saturday 9th July

Cambridge welcomes attendees for a free day-long celebration of local DJs, comedy, poetry and yoga. There are alcohol-free spaces for under 25s to relax and where you can show off your baking skills at the Great British Queer Bake Off. Take your cake back to Hilton Cambridge City Centre to feast on and maybe share with us if you’re feeling generous. If you prefer the idea of a relaxing and wholesome event, this one’s for you. 

Hilton Pride March
Hilton Pride March © Hilton

Birmingham: 23rd-25th September 

This year, Birmingham is celebrating its 25th Pride anniversary and has an unmissable line-up in store. If you haven’t been to Birmingham before, this is the best time to shop, dine and party. The heart of the Pride Village has a family-friendly and accessible area so everybody can join in the fun. When you’re ready to recharge, Hilton Birmingham Metropole is a 25-minute uber away from the heavy beats of the dance arena. 

London: 2nd July 

Shoreditch will never disappoint with its LGBT-friendly atmosphere. Grab a drink at The Glory pub and watch their enchanting entertainers. Have a stay in our award-winning Hart Shoreditch Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton, for a luxurious night’s sleep. 

Or, if you prefer to be at the centre of busy city life, stay with us at Hilton London Bankside. It’s only a half-hour tube away from Soho, London’s hottest LGBT district. You can always have a break from the festivities and drop into Tate Modern to experience their new ‘Surrealism Beyond Borders’ exhibition, which is less than a 5-minute walk away. 

And, if you just can’t get enough of Pride, see Hilton’s first blog post to find out what made the top five. 

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Chapter Z x Hilton Pride Presents Best UK Pride Events in 2022

The Best Pride Events in the UK

Pride 2022 will mark 50 years since the inaugural parade took place in the UK. Hilton is uniting with Pride 365 intending to put a stop to pinkwashing and to bring about real change within the workplace and wider society. Hilton aims to promote open and public support of the LGBTQ community 365 days a year, not just for Pride season. We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice. 

We have gathered some of the best Pride events in the UK and where to stay with us so that you can have a fun, inclusive and convenient weekend away. 

Dublin Pride Festival: 22nd-28th June

On the 25th of June, Merrion Square will host a day festival with two stages, plenty of food, a family-friendly area and their new sustainability zone. Mother are hosting a weekend of Pride celebrations where Olly Alexander from It’s a Sin will perform at the opening party on 24th June. Conrad Dublin is a convenient 10-minute walk away from Merrion Square. The perfect distance to come back for a mid-afternoon nap to recharge for the night or to stumble home after the festivities. 

Pride in London: 2nd July

Our capital city always has zestful Pride celebrations that everybody should experience at least once. They have events on throughout June and early July, from LGBT Open Mic Nights to Free Psychic readings to Lesbian Soirees. There is something for everybody to try. Get the Bakerloo to Hilton London Metropole from Soho, London’s vibrant LGBTQ+ district.

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Pride in Liverpool: 30th July 

Get colourful in Liverpool City Centre and boogie all night long at its energetic gay clubs. Everybody is welcome to share the love and let themselves go. Hilton Liverpool City Centre is only a 10-minute walk from Stanley Street Quarter, where the best LGBTQ-friendly events after the parade will take place. Grab classic pub-style food at The Lisbon and admire its intricate ceiling or catch a drag show at Liverpool’s friendliest gay bar: The Masquerade.  

Brighton & Hove Pride: 5-7th August 

Brighton & Hove has the most extravagant Pride event in the UK, arguably one of the best in the world. As the UK’s unofficial LGBTQ capital, it attracts thousands of people of all identities from around the country. Combine the glitter with a mixture of cabaret, live music and sunny beach relaxation. 

Hilton Brighton Metropole is on the seafront and close to the festivities. Meaning you can dip in and out throughout the day when you and your gang need to freshen up. 

Manchester Pride: 26th-29th August

For the full Bank Holiday Weekend, Manchester will be “partying for protest” in the name of LGBTQ+ freedom of expression. Canal Street, the centre of Manchester’s gay village is only a 15-minute walk from Hilton Manchester Deansgate. The Gay Village Party will be bursting with the most creative LGBTQ+ performers, a line-up co-designed with the local community. You can expect icons such as Bimini Bon Boulash and Ginny Lemon from Drag Race to be performing. 

Thinking of going to a different Pride event? We’ll make sure you get a welcoming place to stay after the festivities: