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What Pride Looks Like Across the Pond in London

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Despite all the gnarly politics swimming about in London, the last weekend in June, people from every which place joined together to celebrate Pride. Businesses great and small were representing, and I was also privy to some festive novelties, delicious treats, and extraordinary displays lighting up the evening sky. Below, I give you a photo log of Pride in London#nofilter through my own lens. Many of these were taken in Soho, and if you ever have a chance to get to London, I highly suggest checking out this eccentric little place.

Evening Brilliance

The London Eye

City of London School Colours

Party Boat Across from the London Eye

Sweet Treats

Get Your Bagels on at Selfridges

Frosting-palooza with Selfridges’ Rainbow Layered Glitter Cake

Patisserie Valerie Soho Representing

Cutter and Squidge Special Edition Pride Cake

Crumbs and Doilies Pride Layer Cake

Crumbs and Doilies Edible Glitter Mini Cupcake

Crumbs and Doilies “Unicorn Drops”

Crumbs and Doilies Rainbow Funfetti

Hummingbird Bakery’s Mile High Layer Cake

Hummingbird Bakery’s Pride Cupcakes

Artisan du Chocolat Rainbow Boxed Chocolates

Hotel Chocolat’s Salted Caramel Vodka

Local Colours Support #nofilter

Admiral Duncan from every level

The Slug and the Lettuce Goes All Out

Vietnamese Street Food Soho Equipped with Their own Photographer

Old Compton Street Ready to Rock

Rupert Street’s Colours

Oxford Street All Dressed Up

Carnaby Street’s Rainbow

Duke of Wellington is Glam

Village Soho

Balans Soho Society

Banners Overhead in Soho

Be At One Pride

The Warwick

Prowler

Pride Novelties

Prowler Bear

Official Pride in London Booth Swag

Official Pride Fundraising Wristbands

My Home Neighbourhood of Soho

Although Pride Weekend has Passed Let’s Continue a #nofilter Mentality. 

Cheers from Soho, London 

–Lavinia Ludlow

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Lavinia Ludlow

Lavinia Ludlow

Lavinia Ludlow is a musician and writer dividing time between San Francisco and London. Her debut novel, alt.punk (2011), explored the ragged edge of art, society, and sanity, viciously skewering the politics of rebellion. Her sophomore novel, Single Stroke Seven (2016), explores the lives of independent artists coming of age in perilous economic conditions. Both titles can be purchased through Casperian Books. Her short works have been published in Pear Noir!, Curbside Splendor Semi-Annual Journal, and Nailed Magazine, and her indie lit reviews have appeared in Small Press Reviews, The Rumpus, The Collagist, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy Magazine, and American Book Review.