How to get to the Parade Start Point:

Clyde Place, G5 8AQ

Clyde Place is a 5 minute walk from Glasgow Central station or Bridge Street Subway Station.


How to get to Kelvingrove Park and Kelvingrove Bandstand:

Kelvin Way, Glasgow G12 8NR

We have no designated parking at Kelvingrove Park, and on-street parking is likely to be very busy. We recommend travelling here by using the excellent transport links available:

BUS – Approximately 20 minutes journey from Glasgow City Centre – First Bus numbers – 2, 3, 4, 4A or 77. Alight at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Click here to plan your journey.

SPT Subway take to Kelvinhall or Kelvinbridge, then a 10 minute walk. Please note these stations are not wheelchair accessible. These run every 4 minutes. Please Note Subway will run extended hours for Pride weekend:

Saturday 14th July 0630am – 1130pm

Sunday 15th July 1000am – 1130pm

By Train – The closest overground train station is Exhibition Centre, which is a 12 minute walk to Kelvingrove Park.

Taxis – Glasgow Taxis can be contacted on 0141 429 7070 or download their app here.

Where to Stay?

Glasgow is full of stunning venues to stay so you are spoiled for choice.

Our personal recommendations:

Lorne Hotel

The Lorne Hotel Glasgow is ideally located in Glasgow’s vibrant West End, and only a short walk from the city centre and Kelvingrove Park.

This modern hotel, which is in a converted Victorian building, provides a stylish location from which to explore the many attractions this city has to offer whether you’re visiting for business, pleasure, or a bit of both. Book by calling 0141 330 1555 and receive 15% off by using discount code LORNEPRIDE18
Lorne Hotel, 923 Sauchiehall Street, North West, Glasgow, G3 7TQ
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 1555

Leonardo Inn Glasgow Westend (formerly Pond Hotel)
Located close to the M8 motorway, the A82 route to Loch Lomond and the Highlands, Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End is an ideal base for exploring both Glasgow city and the stunning surrounding area. The hotel is just 10 minutes from Glasgow University and the bustling Byres Road, while Glasgow’s trendy West End with its quirky shops bars and restaurants is a short walk away.
As PROUD sponsors of Pride 2018 we are offering 10% off best available rates for Pride visitors – book via and enter promotional code PRIDE
Leonardo Inn Glasgow Westend – Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 0XP
Tel: +44 (0) 141 334 8161

Jurys Inn Glasgow
Situated on Jamaica Street, our four star hotel in Glasgow is within a ten minute walk of three major stations- Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Argyle Street making it the ideal hotel for transport links in and around the city centre.
As PROUD sponsors of Pride 2018 we are offering 20% off best available rates for Pride visitors – book via and enter promotional code CLOPRIA1
Jurys Inn Glasgow – 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, G1 4QG
Tel: +44 (0) 141 314 4800


Pride Festival

Saturday 14th July 12pm – 10pm

Sunday 15th July 12pm – 6pm

Everything you need to know about the Pride festival can be found here.

Pride at the Bandstand

Saturday 14th July 2pm – 6pm

Sunday 15th July 2pm – 6pm

Free event new for 2018. Find out more info here

Afterparty with Steps

Sunday 15th July 7pm – 10.30pm

This is a separate ticketed event. Tickets can be bought here.

Cash Machines

There are no cash machines on site, however the bars, Box Office etc all accept card payments (but not cashback).

There are lots of FREE to use cash machines nearby to Kelvingrove Park, all less than 5 minute walk away:

RBS, 9 Clifton Place
Kelvingrove Store, 908 Sauciehall Street
Tesco, 348-382 Argyle Street
Post Office, 1195 Argyle Street

Where to Eat

Food Vendors are on site, however if you are looking for food before / after the event:

Speakeasy, 10 John St, Glasgow G1 1JQ

Stylized drinking den with booths, homely food, retro tunes and modern takes on classic cocktails.

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Costa Coffee

Hillhead Station, Glasgow, G12 8SH

Over the Pride festival Costa Coffee are showing support for equality and diversity with the issue of the rainbow cup – available in city centre stores over Pride weekend!

Grab your FREE primo fruit cooler at Costa Hillhead station when you show your festival ticket/ wristband.

Pizza Punks, 90 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB

Pizza Punks celebrates individuality! Diners can ‘punk up’ their sourdough base with unlimited toppings – all for one price, £10!! Every Pizza is your own creation! Or choose from recommended combos like The Chipotle Pulled Pork or the Messy Mexican – chicken nachos on a pizza?! All in the ‘Glasgow loves’ section.  Grab a side to go along with your punked up pizza, like: candied bacon or hot, buttery buffalo wings, then wash it all down with a punked up cocktail or beer straight from the tank!

En route of the Parade. Stop by for a pizza, a drink or both! Choose something from their ‘Punked up Pride’ menu and help raise money for next years Pride!

Click here for more info.

Bukharah Restaurant, Lorne Hotel

Award winning restaurant within Lorne Hotel, just a stone throw from Kelvingrove Park.

More info here.

Where to go after Pride

Glasgow is spoiled with amazing venues. Here is our favourites.

AXM (nightclub)

80 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UR

AXM have the sensational Adore Delano on Friday 13th and Sunday 15th July.



Delmonicas (bar)

68 Virginia St, Glasgow G1 1TX

Light-hearted bar for karaoke, quizzes and DJ parties at the heart of the local gay community.



GFT (cinema)

12 Rose Street,  Glasgow, G3 6RB

Film showing of ‘In Bed with Madonna’ on Sunday 15th July at 7.30pm. 18 rated film.

Tickets and info here.


Pipeworks (Gay men-only spa)

Metropole House, 5 Metropole Ln, Glasgow G1 4NH

Gay men-only spa complex with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, plus a snack bar and free WiFi.



Polo Lounge (bar / club)

84 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1UZ

With 4 rooms you are promised something to suit all tastes.



Speakeasy (bar / club)

10 John St, Glasgow G1 1JQ

Stylized drinking den with booths, homely food, retro tunes and modern takes on classic cocktails.