London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs – in photos

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

On Saturday, central London was ablaze with the colours of the rainbow as the annual Pride parade matched through the centre of the city.

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

An estimated 26,000 people joined the parade for the biggest march in the event’s 45-year history.

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

Watched by massive crowds, the parade went along a 1.4 mile route from Portland Place to Whitehall, via Oxford Circus and Regent Street.

Here’s some photos from the day:

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

London Gay Pride 2017: faces, street scenes and smoke bombs, Saturday 8th July 2017

[All photos © Viola Spanu]