Meet up space: London Pride 2019
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 47 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 6th, and UK Black Pride in Haggerston on Sunday 7th July.
ScandiKitchen, our little café, is located quite close to the start of the Pride in London parade on Saturday 6th July (Portland Place, which is just two minutes from the cafe). Whether you’re in full rainbow gear, something more minimal (ahem), our doors are always open to everyone. We can also guarantee that we’ll be playing ABBA, schlager and Eurovision. Actually, that is no different from usual. That thing about open doors and being for everyone: it’s everyday, all year round. Our hearts are rainbows.
Over the past few years, we’ve become a little unofficial meeting place and pit stop for some folk to get together in a calm space before the parade gets underway. We also have two bathrooms for getting changed if needed (they’re small, but handy). We have a small downstairs table area for getting ready that you can use, too, if you need to get dressed up or just re-group and meet. So, if you fancy a coffee and cinnamon 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. Find us here.
Have a fantastic march.
Love to all, The Kitchen People x
From 2018: The theme was Bun Love 🏳️🌈