London has taken a battering in recent months, from terrorism and from fire. But here are some photos of a happier day. On Saturday 8th July the Pride in London parade set off from Portland Place to bring some colour to the West End.
Most participants wore T-shirts with slogans for their LGBTQ groups, but some looked more special.
Music for the parade came from Sheboom drummers, London Gay Symphonic Winds, and many soundsystems, but my favourite was “Flashdance…What a Feeling” played by a military band from the Guards Division.
I snapped some photos of Tom Daley on his way to join the Barclays float near the front of the parade. If you’ve won Olympic bronze and Commonwealth gold medals, and been World Champion, on the 10m diving board, then (a) you won’t be nervous on top of a parade float, and (b) you don’t need to wear anything special to stand out.