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London Pride 2017: When is it, what time is the parade and everything else you need to know

Glee's Amber Riley, X Factor stars Saara Aalto and Fleur East, and many more will be performing

More than 300 community groups accompanied by colourful floats will take to London's street this weekend for Pride.

The LGBT+ festival and parade is one of the longest running in the country and an estimated one million people are expected to venture into the city for the celebrations.

Pride in London events have been taking place throughout the week in the run up to the big parade on Saturday (July 8).

Everyone is welcome to watch and support the parade, but guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot behind the barriers along the route.

As well as the parade, there will be a full day of music, performances and movies for both adults and families.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the celebrations this weekend:

When and where is the parade?

The Red Arrows conduct their first ever fly-past over the London Pride parade, which was attended in 2016 by soldiers from Camberley and Sandhurst (Image: Sergeant Rupert Frere RLC)

On Saturday (July 8), the parade will follow a 1.4-mile (2.3km) route from just north of Oxford Circus on Regent Street, down Regent Street and through Piccadilly Circus.

It then heads down Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square, and finishes in Whitehall at around 4.30pm.

Want to enjoy the view? This year, there will be a grandstand, located in Waterloo Place, at the intersection with Pall Mall.

There will be a podium announcer keeping grandstand ticket holders informed during the parade.

You can buy tickets for the grandstand online.

What's happening in Trafalgar Square?

Amber Riley(Image: Blair Caldwell)

There will be a day of music and inspirational speakers from midday to 8pm, with performances by Glee's Amber Riley, X Factor stars Saara Aalto and Fleur East, The London Gay Big Band and Pride’s Got Talent finalists.

While you're at it, grab a drink from one of the pop-up bars that have been set up for the day within the square.

Entrance is free, but guests are encouraged to make a donation to Pride in London to ensure it can continue to be a free event.

What else is happening during the day for guests and families?

Minion Costume Characters attending the Despicable Me 3 Photo Call at the Corinthia Hotel, London. (Image: PA)

From 12.30pm to 7.30pm, there will be performances from diva's including Heather Peace and Sinitta in Leicester Square.

In Golden Square in Soho, there will be a family stage where the Minions and creators of the Despicable Me films will host fun activities and performances from 12.30pm to 7pm.

Enjoy acts on the Cabaret Stage in Dean Street, including Adam All, Jacqui Swallows and Ren Stedmans, from 12.30pm until 7.30pm.

Browse the community stalls in Soho Square for clothing and merchandise from midday until 8pm.

There are also a number of LGBT+ bars in Soho if you fancy enjoying a drink.

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