Meet up: London Pride 2018
The first official Gay Pride rally in London was held on 1st July 1972, almost exactly three years after the revolutionary Stonewall riots in New York. Over the course of the following 46 years (and many highs and lows), Pride as we know it now is a celebration of LGBTQI+ lives, while still a vital demonstration of the need for inclusion, acceptance and equality. This weekend, we’ll come together once again for Pride in London on Saturday 7th, and UK Black Pride in Vauxhall on Sunday 8th. We’ll also be joining people around the world celebrating and demonstrating this summer – including this year’s EuroPride in Stockholm and Gothenburg, starting later this month.
ScandiKitchen, our little café, is located quite close to the start of the Pride in London parade on Saturday. Whether you’re in full rainbow gear, something more minimal (ahem), or wearing your Sweden football top (or, for that matter, England!), our doors are always open to everyone. We can also guarantee that we’ll be playing ABBA, schlager and Eurovision. So no different from usual, then.
Over the past few years, we’ve become an little unofficial meeting place and pit stop for folk to get together in a calm space before the parade gets underway, and we also have two bathrooms for getting changed if needed (they’re small, but handy) – and we have a small downstairs table area for getting ready that you can use, too. So if you fancy a coffee and bun to fuel up, feel free to drop by – we’re on Great Titchfield Street just five minutes away from both Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street station.
From Oxford Circus, simply head North on Gt Portland Street – Great Titchfield Street is the street parallel to that.
Have a fantastic march.
Love to all, The Kitchen People x