Notting Hill Carnival

 
 
ADDRESS
Notting Hill, London, Notting Hill, London W11 3AG 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Sun 24 Aug 9am-late (children's day), Mon 25 Aug 9am-late (adult's day)
 
PRICES
FREE
 
SITE
 

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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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LondonTown.com - Notting Hill Carnival Location Map

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

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Notting Hill events

 
Notting Hill CarnivalNotting Hill CarnivalNotting 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 ove24th August 2014Monday 25th August 2014 Where:
Notting Hill,   London      W11 3AG
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Notting Hill CarnivalEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
Free Event 
Notting Hill Carnival
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 2014 - 9am
VENUE  Notting Hill 
Held 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 ove... More about this event
 
 

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

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Kensington Palace State Apartments 18 minutes walk from Notting Hill

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