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Pride in London is in full swing, and the upcoming London Pride Parade on 8th July is what many are looking forward to. There is still plenty to get involved in and to highlight that #LoveHappensHere this year with full event details at visitlondon.com. In addition to these main events, some local businesses are getting involved to show their support for Pride in London through rainbow-themed foods. Here at Vada, we’ve rounded up three venues you may want to check out on a visit to London for a rainbow treat.
Restaurant, bar, music venue and all-round Scandi-haven OSLO Hackney are launching an all-new ‘Rainbow Salad’ for the duration of London Pride, until Sunday 9th July. Each ‘Rainbow Salad’ sold will donate £1 to the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG).
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.
Priced at £7, the Rainbow Salad will include cherry tomatoes, pepper, carrot, feta cheese, cucumber, spinach, red cabbage, olive oil, seasoning and a homemade basil oil dressing.
Full information on Oslo Hackney here.
Be At One
Pride Parade wouldn’t be complete without a bit of glitter. Open from 11.00am on Saturday 8th July, Be At One in Piccadilly Circus has partnered with Absolut Vodka to share the love, with its first-class bartenders serving up Absolut cocktails and make-up artists making sure guests are Pride ready with complimentary ‘Kiss Kiss’ glitter lips. Be At One, Greek Street – open from 1.00pm – will also ensure guests are looking fierce and are parade ready to strut their stuff in the Parade, with free glitter makeovers, courtesy of Urban Decay, between 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Both bars will be open until late, welcoming Pride-goers to continue the celebrations into the early hours.
More information on how to celebrate this year’s Pride in London at BeAtOne.co.uk.
Bun House & Tea Room
Bun House & Tea Room are celebrating next Saturday’s Pride Parade in Soho with the launch of a limited edition rainbow bun.
The Cantonese steamed bun cafe on the corner of Old Compton and Greek Street will be serving up a limited edition Rainbow custard bao on Saturday 8th July only. Taking a colourful twist on their signature custard bun, this vibrant delight is priced at just £2.50 per bun and limited to just 250 for the day.
More information on Bun House is available at bun.house.