Pride 2018: Road closures and travel advice

We need to close a number of roads for the Pride events to take place. Access to some parts of the city will be restricted or not possible during specific times of the day. These listings are subject to change if the police or highways authority consider public safety issues exist. Learn about parking, parking suspensions and public transport during Pride

  • The Pride parade and festival in Preston Park: Saturday 4 August 2018
  • The Pride village party (around St James Street and Marine Parade): Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2018

Community parade - Saturday 4 August 2018

There will be rolling road closures for these roads between 9am to 4pm on Saturday 4 August.

  • Beaconsfield Road (closed slip lane and no access to Preston Road and London Road)
  • Boyce’s Street
  • Castle Square (Old Steine to North Street)
  • Gloucester Place
  • Grand Junction Road
  • Kings Road (Kingsway to West Street)
  • Kingsway (from Grand Avenue eastbound)
  • Kingsway (from Kings Road to Brunswick Square westbound)
  • London Road (from junction of St Peter’s Place to junction of Preston Road)
  • Marlborough Place
  • Montpelier Road
  • New England Road (from junction of New England Street to Preston Circus)
  • North Street (Castle Square to Clock Tower)
  • Old Steine (Aquarium roundabout through to Marlborough Place northbound)
  • Old Steine (Grand Parade to Aquarium roundabout)
  • Pavilion Parade
  • Preston Road, Brighton (from Preston Circus to South Road)
  • Queens Road (from junction of Clock Tower (North Street) to junction of North Road)
  • South Street
  • St Georges Place
  • St Peter’s Place (from junctions of Ditchling Road and Lewes Road to York Place)
  • Stanford Avenue (Preston Road to Preston Park Avenue)
  • West Street (seafront to Clock Tower)
  • York Place

Preston Park Avenue will be closed from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 4 August.

Turning existing one way streets into two way streets

These streets will be available as two way streets between 9am and 4pm on Saturday 4 August:

  • Bedford Square (from junction of Sillwood Street South to the junction with the western bound northern section of Bedford Square)
  • Windsor Street (from junction with North Street to junction with Church Street)
  • Portland Street (from junction with North Street to junction with Church Street)
  • Church Street (between Portland Street and Windsor Street)
  • Francis Street (from junction with London Road to junction with Ditchling Road)
  • Baker Street (from junction of London Road to Ditchling Road)
  • Rose Hill Terrace
  • Kingsbury Road
  • Argyle Road (from junction of Preston Road to junction of Campbell Road)
  • Springfield Road (from junction of Beaconsfield Road to junction with Preston Road)

Rescind no access

Access will be available between 9am and 4pm on Saturday 4 August:

  • Clarence Square (from junction of Western Road southbound and eastbound for 35 metres)

Festival - Saturday 4 August

The festival is taking place in Preston Park.

There will be road closures for these roads from 10pm to 11.59pm on Saturday 4 August:

  • London Road (from junction of St Peter's Place to junction of Preston Road)
  • Preston Road (from junction of Preston Circus to junction of Stanford Avenue)
  • Stanford Avenue (from junction of Preston Road to junction of Preston Park Avenue)
  • York Place
  • St Georges Place

Stanford Avenue (from the junction of Preston Park Avenue to the junction of Beaconsfield Villas) will also be closed during this time. This is to provide a taxi rank for picking up Pride festival attendees.

Village party - Friday 3 August to Monday 6 August

There will be road closures for these roads from 9pm on Friday 3 August to 4am on Monday 6 August:

  • Ardingly Street
  • Broad Street
  • Camelford Street
  • Cavendish Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Charles Street
  • Devonshire Place
  • Dorset Gardens
  • George Street
  • High Street
  • Madeira Place
  • Manchester Street
  • Margaret Street
  • Marine Parade (Aquarium roundabout to Lower Rock Gardens)
  • New Steine
  • Pavilion Street
  • Princes Street
  • Rock Place
  • Steine Street
  • St James Street (from junction of Old Steine to junction with New Steine)
  • Wentworth Street

Additional road and lane closures on Preston Road

Road closures

Preston Road from Stanford Avenue to South Road will be closed:

  • 10pm on Thursday 2 August to 2am on Friday 3 August
  • 11pm on Sunday 5 August to 3am on Monday 6 August

Northbound lane closures

The northbound Preston Road lane from Stanford Avenue to South Road will be closed:

  • 11.30am to 11.59pm on Saturday 4 August
  • 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 5 August
  • 8pm to 10pm on Sunday 5 August

Southbound lane closures

The southbound Preston Road lane from Stanford Avenue to South Road will be closed:

  • 10am to 11.59pm on Saturday 4 August
  • 12 noon to 10.30pm on Sunday 5 August

More information

For more information on Pride, visit the official Pride website.

For parking information: