Notting Hill Carnival is one of the biggest street festivals in Europe, attracting millions of visitors each year.
When: Each August Bank Holiday is the main parade
Where To Stay: London Hotels
Taking place each year on the Bank Holiday in August since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival invigorates the streets of Notting Hill area of London, for twenty miles. There is a collection of vibrant costumes, steel drum bands, floats, dancers, and endless Caribbean food stalls.
The steel band competition can be seen on Saturday, there is a Kids’ Day on Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday is when the main parade kicks off. The parade usually begins on Great Western Road at 9 a.m.
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