3 of the Best: London Pride 2021 EventsBy Iona Goulder
London Pride 2021 may be cancelled, but there’s still plenty of events happening across the capital. Don your best outfit – Pride weekend is set to be a cracker.
The Lowdown: Expect comedy, an endless supply of bubbles and sequins galore at Fitz’s Big Drag Brunch at the Kimpton Fitzroy London. On Sunday 12th September, tuck into a bottomless brunch hosted by one of London’s best drag icons, in association with Aperol Spritz.
The afternoon will feature two glamorous shows, hosted by the fabulous Ms Ginger Phlappage. There’s everything from lively games including interactive fashion challenges to dance extravaganza performances and comedy skits. Fill your boots with all you can eat brunch bites including eggs Benedict croissants, mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes with bacon jam, vegan California rolls, and a quinoa burger with avocado and halloumi. The bottomless Aperol cocktails are inspired by iconic drag queens: Shaycoolay (Aperol, Wray Nephew Overproof Rum, pineapple juice, lime juice), the Adore Delano (strawberries, rosé, Aperol, lemonade) or a classic Aperol Spritz (Aperol, Prosecco, soda water).
Price: The drag shows will be performed from 1-2.30pm and 3-4.30pm during brunch. Available to book here for £45 per person.
The Lowdown: On Saturday 11th September, from 12pm until late, DJ Wayne David, behind famed 90/00s club night Rhythm of the Night, will be pitching up at The Blue Posts in Soho for a day-long knees-up mixing records and taking influences from upbeat genres including house, dance, disco and pop.
The Lowdown: Whether you’re looking to keep the party going, or you’re keen for a spot of recovery after a busy weekend, NYX Hotel is the place to be on Sunday 12th September to do just that, thanks to its Post-Pride Brunch.
Taking place from 12pm – 4pm, enjoy tasty AF brunch dishes in the gorgeous setting of NYX Eat Drink & Play, all to the sound of a live DJ playing non-stop bangers. All brunch dishes are priced at just £10, with a delicious array of choices; from classic eggs benedict or buttermilk chicken waffles to crab, ginger and coriander rosti, and French toast with banana, agave syrup, hazelnut crumb and coconut yoghurt.
Price: To secure your table, book your free ticket now on Design My Night.