Notting Hill Carnival

 
 
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, London, Notting Hill, London W11 3AG
 
 
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Aug 30 & 31, 9am-7pm
 
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Notting Hill CarnivalHeld since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival was originally a local affair for west London's homesick Caribbean community, this has evolved into Europe's biggest street party. Carnival sets London on fire in a blaze of Caribbean spirit as extravagantly costumed dancers, calypso and soca musicians, giant sound-systems and steel bands are joined by over a million revellers of all ages. Sunday is officially children's day, but there are loads of kids on both days enjoying the bright colours of the floats and the dancers' feathered costumes. Adults can shake their bootys at dozens of stages: our favourites are Channel 1's booming dub, and the jazz-reggae at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, but there are tunes for all tastes, from house to hip-hop. It's a huge area, and can get very crowded, so be prepared for an exhausting day out, but for anyone who loves a party, carnival remains the absolute highlight of the London summer.

 

About Notting Hill

In the South-West of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea lies Notting Hill, one of the most attractive parts of London and home to the famous Portobello Road Market and Europe's biggest street party, Notting Hill Carnival, which takes place at the end of August. More about Notting Hill

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holland Park Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Ladbroke Grove Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Kensal Green Overground Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
Arthur Court NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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