22/06/2015 07:33 BST | Updated 29/06/2015 11:59 BST

The Best Of London Pride Week 2015

It's Pride Week, and to celebrate we've rounded up eight amazing events that prove the parade is only the cherry on top of a jam-packed week celebrating all that's good in London's LGBTQ+ community.

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Pride in London has come a long way since the first march in 1972, when only 700 people took to the streets. Gay rights campaigned, Peter Tatchell said: "Many of my friends were too scared to march. They thought everyone would be arrested. We weren’t arrested, but we were swamped by a very heavy, aggressive police presence. They treated us like criminals."

In 2014, there were 200 groups involved in the parade itself, and over 750,000 people are believed to have attended.