Are you ready for what Pride 2020 has in store?
Pride Events is excited to bring you all the latest and greatest from Prides around the UK. As we want you to be prepared for all the Pride 2020 antics, we have put together the essentials you need to prepare before you hit the road.
In this article, we discuss some of the often forgotten travel tips and tricks that will help you curate the best trip possible!
Whether you are travelling to a Pride for the first time, or you are a Pride Veteran, it is always in your best interest to plan ahead to ensure the best possible experience.
Whether you are planning a trip to a Pride in your area, or you are taking your Pride experience to a new town or city, being prepared is key!
So, here are our 3 top tips for being prepared for Pride 2020.
1. Plan Your Experience
So, you’ve decided to go to a Pride in the UK this year. But which one?
Firstly, check out our UK Pride Events calendar to see what the next upcoming Pride is. Or alternatively, check out our Pride A-Z where we list every Pride Event in the UK. Still not sure, check out our blog post; Top 5 UK Pride Events 2020.
Once you’ve decided where you’d like to go, you’ll be able to do a bit more research into the local amenities that you would like to visit on your trip. We recommend considering the nearby nightlife, dining and general experiences which are possible where the Pride will be held.
Planning like this can turn a good trip into a GREAT trip because instead of guessing what you’d like to do, you’ll be able to create a mapped-out experience of everything you would like to experience while you’re in town.
For each UK Pride Event, we have written a full blog about the event and stuff to do in the local area. Check out your chosen Pride blog page here or pop the event name in our search box and go from there!
2. Picking the Perfect Place To Stay
There are a few options available to you when it comes to choosing a place to stay for Pride.
Whether you are looking for the perfect price, extreme comfort, or simply a place to get your head down after some serious partying! Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.
We have teamed up with multiple accommodation booking agents across the country to give you the best available options for your Pride Event trip!
We have low price, convenient and central accommodation available for you to search through. “Tell me more” I hear you say! Okay, here goes …
Booking a Hotel
Hotels offer an exceptional living experience with all the bells and whistles Pride accommodation can offer. Plus, hotels can be great especially if you are travelling on your own or with a Pride partner!
Hotels often offer a professional service with lots of other little comforts. For example, some offer room service, fast internet connection, pools, gyms and various other amenities which are designed to make your stay with them pleasant.
There are also many safety and security benefits of staying in a hotel. You will be able to simply lock up your room, secure your personal belongings and go wherever your Pride journey takes you!
Most hotels are also LGBTQIA+ friendly, and their professionalism is often refreshing, especially during Pride season. Also, if you book into a hotel which is central to the Pride location, you are sure to find other members of the LGBTQIA+ Community to meet with and make friends.
If you are looking at booking a hotel for your Pride Event, check out the link below.
Hotellook offer discounted accommodation across the UK and will give you access to all the available hotels in your chosen Pride location.
Don’t fancy staying in a hotel? Check out Gay Homestays …
Booking a Homestay
Many would have heard of other house sharing platforms, but have you heard of Gay Homestays? No? Well, let me tell you more …
Gay Homestays are part of the collaborative travel industry, which means that the accommodations available are within someone’s home or apartment. They offer a shared living space which is often made available during Pride season.
The homestays offered through Gay Homestays are completely LGBTQIA+ friendly and often owned by other members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.
You may not think it, but there are just as many benefits to homestays, as there are in hotels! Yep, let me tell you why …
Shared living spaces, such as Gay Homestays, are often more affordable than hotels. The key to doing Gay Homestays right is booking early and finding accommodation that has good amenities, centrally located and well priced. Sounds easy, right?
Pride Events UK loves Gay Homestays as they are often spaces which have been individually thought of for their guest. We find more often than not, the owners have provided their guests with warm welcomes and extremely lenient rules which allow you to enjoy your stay as much as possible.
During the time that you are co-inhabiting, you may even learn a thing or two about the town you are visiting from the homestay owners and it’s a great way to make friends!
Where to Find a Gay Homestay?
Pride Events UK has been fortunate enough to connect with some of the best accommodation providers for Gay Homestays in the UK and around the world.
We recognise that finding a tolerant co-living space may be daunting and the last thing anyone would want is for the trip to be ruined because of poor accommodation.
Thankfully, you will be able to book your Pride Homestay accommodation using the simple Gay Homestays booking system. The links can be found across all of our pride pages or at the following search box link…
These Homestays have been specifically registered to accommodate for the LGBTQIA+ Community. A simple and effective way to ensure that your shared living space experience will be pleasant and memorable.
Okay, so that’s accommodation sorted, let’s talk shopping!
3. Shopping Essentials for Your Pride Trip
There are a few things that you’ll need to pack for your trip, so why not plan them before you set off on your travels?!
Getting to any destination and being short of essential items is going to upsetting for any Pride lover.
So, being thorough and ensuring that you’ve got your essentials beforehand will be just the trick to making sure you’re all systems go when you get to your Pride destination.
Pride 2020 Outfit and Accessories
First and foremost, make sure that you have packed your Pride 2020 outfit! Depending on your style, lots of colour is essential at any Pride Event.
Here’s some pride essentials that we have put together for you…
So, whether you are making something special or buying something before hand, make sure that this essential part of your Pride trip is taken care of!
Fancy dress is often a Pride outfit choice for many. We have picked the best Pride fancy dress costumes here for you to choose from…
Pride Bag or Fanny Pack
The best way to keep your valuables safe at Pride is with a bag or a Fanny-Pack!
Fanny-Packs make awesome pride accessories which are not only fashionable, but will allow you to keep your valuables safe while you enjoy the event! Grab yours here…
Don’t fancy a fanny-pack? Well, that’s okay! Check out these cool Pride bags you can get your hands on instead!
Next is Sunscreen! Now, I know what your’e thinking, UK summer time isn’t the greatest. But, you never know!
While Pride Events UK is all about having the best time, we cannot stress just how important is to look after yourself during the festival. The last thing you need is to go down with sunstroke or sunburn just as the party is getting started. It’s best to be prepared.
Check out these super convenient sun protection wipes!
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive shopping list of things to pick up before your Pride Festival. Check out our blog on the Top 5 Pride Essentials!
Enjoy the Pride 2020 Experience!
Most importantly, we recommend having the most fun possible in the safest way possible. Whether you are joining in your local Pride or venturing into a new town to share in the experience… Enjoy Pride 2020!