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Pride in Liverpool 2022 – Full Guide

Pride in Liverpool returns to the city this Saturday 30th July, starting with the annual March with Pride from St George’s Plateau to the festival’s site for 2022, the Pier Head on the city’s historic waterfront (12noon – 8:00pm).

The Pride in Liverpool event is fenced but is FREE and you do not need tickets to access the site during the event. Bag searches are in place for safety and licensing purposes only. All entertainment on site will be finished by 8:30pm.

MARCH WITH PRIDE – TIMINGS AND ROUTE

March muster begins from 10:30am with the march departing from St George’s Plateau at 12 noon, following speeches and performances. The march is planned to travel down Lime Street, turn onto St John’s Lane and proceed through Queen Square, along Whitechapel and Lord Street, before moving through Castle Street, then turning right and heading towards the Pride Quarter, traveling along Cook Street and Victoria Street, then turning left onto Stanley Street. 

Once the march has passed along Stanley Street it will turn left down Dale Street and Water Street, crossing The Strand at Water Street before entering the Pride in Liverpool festival site (1245pm – 1pm). Please note in a changing city centre the route may need to be altered slightly on the day – if you’re marching please follow the instructions of march stewards.

Pride in Liverpool 2022 - Full Guide

ROAD CLOSURES

A number of road closures will be in place to facilitate the March With Pride and Pride in Liverpool festival taking place safely. While these closures are in place no vehicle movement will be possible (except emergency services).

The main road closures will be in place from 11:00hrs until approximately 14:30hrs. We advise all businesses to avoid arranging deliveries between these times as access will not be possible until the road closure is lifted. 

City Centre March Route – Affected Roads

The roads affected by these closures for the march route:

St George’s Plateau 

Lime Street

William Brown St 

Old Haymarket

St Johns Lane 

Queen Sq Bus St

Whitechapel 

Lord Street 

Castle Street 

Cook Street 

Victoria Street 

Stanley Street

Dale Street

Strand (Crossing) Water Street 

Canada Boulevard

Please note, roads adjoining these streets will likely be affected by queueing traffic during the closure and a short time after the closure is lifted. 

Pride in Liverpool Festival  – Affected Roads

A closure will also be in place only at the junction of Water Street and Canada Boulevard on Saturday 30th July 2022 from approximately 8:00am until 21:00hrs to allow safe access and egress to the event site for pedestrians during the event. 

GETTING TO PRIDE IN LIVERPOOL                                              

The best way to get to the Pride in Liverpool is by using the many public transport options available across the Liverpool City Region. The main festival site will be located at Pier Head in Liverpool City Centre.

Please note that rail strikes and other industrial action is planned for Saturday 30th July, which may affect travel to Pride in Liverpool. Please check your transport provider, plan ahead accordingly and leave plenty of time for your journey.

BUS – The two nearest bus stations are Queens Square (15 min walk) and Liverpool ONE (9 min walk). Please note there are a number of city centre road improvement works taking place which may mean usual bus stops may be moved, please check merseytravel.gov.uk for the latest information.

TRAIN – Pride in Liverpool is accessible by train, via Lime Street Station for March with Pride (St George’s Plateau), or change here for James Street via Merseyrail for the most direct route to the festival site.

ACTIVE TRAVEL – There are lots of green ways to travel across the city centre including CityBike and Voi e-scooters which are available to hire. For further information visit www.citybikeliverpool.co.uk and www.voiscooters.com

CAR – Nearest car parking facilities are N.C.P. Capital Car Park, Q Park Liverpool ONE and Princes Dock Multistorey Car Park.

COACH – The National Express coach station is situated in Liverpool ONE bus station (9 min walk).

PLANE – The nearest airports are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. Both airports have excellent bus, coach or rail links into Liverpool City Centre, but please plan ahead and check connecting transport, as it may be affected by industrial action.

FERRY – Travel from the Wirral by Mersey Ferry or River Explorer Cruise and enter straight into the Pride in Liverpool site. Free parking is available at Seacombe Ferry Terminal. Visit merseyferries.co.uk for the latest information.

For the latest public transport information, call Merseytravel on +44(0)151 330 1000, download the Merseytravel Journey Planner or visit nationalrail.co.uk for rail enquiries.

To stay up-to-date on news about Pride in Liverpool follow @PrideinLpool or visit prideinliverpool.co.uk 

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