Notting Hill Carnival  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH AUGUST 2017

ADDRESS
, London, Notting Hill, London W11 3AG
 
 
Dates:
  and 
 
OPENING TIMES
9am-7pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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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 booty at dozens of stages and 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.

Photo by (c) David Godfrey - www.davidgodfreyimages.com - All rights reserved

 

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
 
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Kensal Green Overground Station
 
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Arthur Court NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
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