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.
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.