Notting Hill Carnival  

 
 
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, London, Notting Hill, London W11 3AG
 
 
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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 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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Notting Hill Carnival  Photo by © David Godfrey- www.davidgodfreyimages.com - All rights reserved  

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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

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

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The Abbey Court Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  39% off
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 9 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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Hilton London Kensington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  42% off
179-199 Holland Park Avenue, W11 | 11 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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DoubleTree by Hilton London Hyde Park
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150 Bayswater Road, W2 | 13 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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Notting Hill Carnival, 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 | 7 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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48-49 Princes Place, W11 | 7 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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133 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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96 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 18 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 29 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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186 Portobello Road, W11 | 6 minutes from Notting Hill Carnival
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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 ove2018-08-26T00:00:00+01002018-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018
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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