Under our Umbrella: Pride in London 2014

Pride in London - Planet London marchesThankfully 25 Planet London umbrellas meant we didn't let the rain dampen our spirits at this year's Pride in London.

We were fortunate to be marching with our legendary #dyketrike & 50 or so other like minded women  who wanted to raise the visibility of women in Pride - and have a fabulous time whilst doing so!

(more pictures on our Flickr site)

The mood was awesome and 30,000 LGBT Londoners took to the streets to shout about why they are proud and for what they are grateful to have the #FreedomTo do in the UK. There were many funny, poignant and unique messages.

Pride in London - Planet London marches Pride in London - Planet London marches

Thousands of supporters came out to watch the biggest parade of recent times as it wound it's way through Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Square. 

After the Parade we joined Labels Soho who laid on a special Pride menu deal for Planet London marchers and packed the house out there.

Lucy Spraggan at Pride in London 2014Adam and Apple at Pride in London 2014We enjoyed the women's stage immensely, programmed by MissFit - and in particular caught buzzing sets from Adam All (joined by partner Apple Derrieres) and Lucy Spraggan (read our exclusive interview with Lucy). Photos of both performances here

After a stint at a heaving Bar Titania (SHE Soho was already one in, one out) where there were even more live performances, we headed on down to the Main Stage to try and catch a bit of Heather Peace. It was running a bit behind schedule, which meant we didn't miss anything but did mean a few acts got cut short and Peace's headline performance ended the night with a rousing cheer. Fans had been waiting tirelessly all day to see Peace on the main stage, enjoying the likes of Drag Acts, Sir Ian McKellan, X Factor's Sam Bailey, Samantha Fox, Pink Singers & more, and were not disappointed. 

Heather Peace at Pride in London 2014

(More photos of the Main Stage Acts)