August 25th-august 26th

Notting Hill Carnival


NHC is Europe‘s largest street festival. It celebrates Caribbean culture with vibrant parades, steel bands, calypso music, and delicious food. The Notting Hill Carnival turns West London into a colorful display of African-Caribbean culture. I have been a few times, and it's always an adventure and a lot of fun.Great food, great music, and good times.


FOOD+MUSIC+CULTURE= Nottinghill carnival


good times


and family


for the soul

Throughout the year all across the UK steel bands have been rehearsing and fine tuning their skills for this very important date on the pan lovers’ calendar – one of the largest steel pan competitions outside of the Caribbean.

The UK national panorama Steel Band competition sees six bands play a ten minute composition from memory – no sheet music is allowed.

Panorama competitions are traditionally open-air events and Notting Hill Carnival’s Panorama is no exception. Watch the sun set, eat Caribbean street food and enjoy the sweet sound of pan while the steel bands get on with the serious business of impressing the judges. The Steel Bands will proudly hold their ranked titles until next year… when we do it all again.

The Central line stations of Queensway, Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park, and the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines serving Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Road, are all within walking distance of Notting Hill Carnival.

Sunday is Family Day at Carnival, and is the best day to visit Notting Hill with children. Arrive early – you don’t want your children getting separated from you in the crowds!

Getting to Notting Hill Carnival can take longer than usual the area gets very busy and it can take some time to get in. There is no parking, as many of the residents have had to move their cars into the neighbouring areas, so it is always best to take public transport.

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