Love Unites Parade 2023
The Love Unites 2023 Parade brings the spirit of Pride to the centre of Reading and provides an opportunity for groups, organisations and individuals to show their support for both Pride and the ongoing campaign for equality.

Thank you to the UK Atomic Energy Authority for generously sponsoring this year’s Love Unites Parade as we march for a better more inclusive future.

‘The future will be better, if we march forward together’ #ChangeTheFuture

We have also teamed up with local radio station B Radio Berkshire who will be broadcasting live throughout the Parade as we march.

What, Where and When!

As we continue to grow, we have made some changes to the route this year. The key information you need to plan your day is listed below.

Starting Location: Reading Station Main Entrance, opposite The Oakford Social Club.

Assembly: 10am – 10.30am for setting off at 10.45am.

Finishing Location: Kings Meadow at approximately 12pm for the opening of the Love Unites Festival.

If you are attending as a group representing a company or community organisation, you must register to book a place to join us. This is essential to help us plan ahead the order and ensure we have provisioned enough stewards, security and medical personnel. If you are coming alone or in a small group as individuals, there is no need to register, just turn up on the day and you’ll be placed towards the back.

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Route & Map

The Love Unites 2023 Parade route is as follows:

  • Move off from Reading Station to Blagrave Street, following the one-way system to Friar Street.
  • Proceed along Friar Street down to Rainbow crossing.
  • Cross Rainbow crossing and down Queen Victoria
  • Enter Broad Street, and continue down to St. Mary’s Butts
  • Down St. Mary’s Butts, crossing at junction of Gun Street on to Bridge Street
  • Follow Bridge Street, entering The Oracle via Southwest Pedestrian Entrance
  • Enter Yield Hall Place turning left to Minster Street
  • Turn Right at Minster Street towards Kings Road
  • At Kings Road, turn left onto Market Place
  • Along Market Place to The Forbury and Forbury Gardens
  • Then turn left into Forbury Gardens passing to the right of War Memorial
  • Pass through Forbury Gardens on pedestrian paths, leaving by gate at the Northeast corner.
  • Cross A329 Forbury Road at double Toucan Crossing
  • Proceed beneath the A329 railway bridge [right hand side footpath].
  • Turn right into Napier Road.
  • Cross Napier Road and walk up to the Thames.
  • Walk along the Thames towards the festival site and enter site.