Reclaim the Night

Event details

Saturday 19th November 2016
Women take back London on Reclaim the Night!


Assemble at Great College Street, SW1P at 6.30pm

This women-only event will end with speakers outside St Paul’s Cathedral followed by a social (mixed) at the Paternoster Bar, Paternoster Row, EC4M 7DZ.

We will be marching from Great College Street via Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, and the Strand to St Pauls Cathedral. The route can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/pp9vu4t and is about 2 miles in length.

Reclaim The Night is a women-only march. Girls of all ages and boys aged under 12 are welcome to attend.

The White Ribbon Campaign are organising the men’s vigil in 2016 which will meet near Trafalgar Square. Contact them for more details on: info@whiteribboncampaign.co.uk.

Your safety

Please be aware that there may not be a police presence at Reclaim The Night 2016. All participants take part at their own risk. We aim to undertake the march at a slow enough pace to ensure that everyone can keep up, and that gaps do not open up. Women with disabilities or mobility problems (and their friends) are welcome to walk immediately behind the lead banner to help set the pace. The number 11 bus runs between Parliament Square and St Pauls if marchers are unable to walk the full route. Alternatively you could join the march at a later point on the route. Other buses run between Aldwych to St Pauls.

Unfortunately we have to recommend that women planning to leave the march and take a bus do so with a (female) companion who can support you if needed as we are still looking for volunteers who could assist marchers in this way. Please follow any instructions given by our stewards (or the police, should they be there). Report any safety concerns to the nearest steward (or police).

In order to help ensure the march progresses smoothly, we request that if marchers bring their own flyers, etc, these are consistent with the stated aims of London Reclaim The Night. Our stewards will be responsible for helping to ensure that attendees are safe, stay on the agreed route, and controlling traffic. They will not be taking responsibility for policing of any materials that marchers bring with them.

Remember to bring water, a snack, several layers of clothes for warmth and waterproofs. Check the weather report before you leave. Look out for each other. But finally enjoy the march!

Photos from previous Reclaim The Nights, including our tenth anniversary event in 2014, can be found here.

To get in touch with us contact us on rtnlondon_comms@yahoo.co.uk.

All women are welcome at Reclaim the Night, including: women of all colours and cultures, of all religions or none, women of any age, disabled and non-disabled women, heterosexual women, lesbians, trans women, bisexual women, refugee and asylum-seeking women and any other women you can think of! We would love to see you all there. Bring along your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, and daughters.

Download our 2016 leaflet: Flyer
(PDF file, 515KB)

We still need women to volunteer as stewards and other volunteers at the 2016 Reclaim The Night march. Contact rtnlondon_comms@yahoo.co.uk to find out more and when the next training session will be. We need for example: first aiders, a signer, flyer hander-outers.

Please also check the London Feminist Network website for any last minute changes to the event: londonfeministnetwork.org.uk/lfn-events/reclaim-the-night