Hackney Pride 365 Queer Tours of London


Queer nuns on the 55 bus, the grave of a Drag King and a gay cabaret in The Blitz. Uncover Hackney’s exciting history with Queer Tours of London as part of the Council’s Hackney Pride 365 celebrations.

Hackney has a fascinating and not-to-be forgotten LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) history. Starting outside Stoke Newington Town Hall Queer Tours of London will take people on a journey, telling the stories of Hackney’s queer history, shedding light on the lives, spaces, identities, repression and resistance that form the backdrop of LGBTQI+ lives today.

The tours are taking place as part of Hackney Council’s Hackney Pride 365 festival. A community led series of celebrations aiming to connect communities, increase LGBTQI+ visibility and immortalise the often un-recorded history of LGBTQI+ life in the borough.

Dan Glass, Co-Founder of Queer Tours of London said: “Our tours are based in Hackney, the history of queer life here is extremely rich. The tours will cover history from arts, activism, sass, cabaret, resistance, oppression and much more from the people who were there at the time and have changed the course of Hackney history.”

There are two interactive walking tours taking place, Saturday 24 June and 1 July. The tours start at 2pm outside Stoke Newington Town Hall and last two hours. Tours are fully accessible.

There is a suggested donation of £10 for the tour. All profits go to towards training local LGBT+ homeless people to facilitate history walks themselves in order to gain skills and help encourage self-empowerment.

Find out more about Queer Tours of London by visiting www.queertoursoflondon.com or emailing queertoursoflondon@gmail.com. Find out more about Hackney Pride 365 by visiting www.hackney.gov.uk/lgbt or keep up to date by following the council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Saturday June 24th - 2-4pm - Meet at Stoke Newington Town Hall Suggested donations £10
Saturday July 1st - 2-4pm - Meet at Stoke Newington Town Hall Suggested donations £10

More info about Queer Tours of London:
For this years 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality ‘QUEER TOURS OF LONDON – A Mince Through Time’ are being set up to bring forth the visibility of our incredible community at large and the journey to how we became who we are today. Against the backdrop of the mass closure of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) cultural spaces and support services, ‘QUEER TOURS OF LONDON’ are being developed to support London’s current queer activism, culture and performance in all its glory.

We exist to shine a light on London’s rich LGBTQI history through creative and life-affirming interactive tours. We tell the stories of London’s queer history, shedding light on the lives, spaces, identities, repression and resistance that form the backdrop of LGBTQI lives today. We do this through educational, accessible and interactive walking tours, cabarets, street-art and events that bring life to the complexities and lived experiences of our history, present and vision for the future.

queertoursoflondon@gmail.com / www.queertoursoflondon.com
  • Stoke Newington Town Hall London
    Stoke Newington Church Street, London
  • Saturday Jun 24
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