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What is Notting Hill Carnival?
Second only to the carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Notting Hill Carnival regularly draws a crowd of over one million people to the streets of this now exclusive London neighborhood. While the Carnival celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the area, it is Afro-Caribbean Heritage that takes center stage during festivities.
Over the course of the weekend there are vibrant parades with impressive floats, sequined and feathered costumes, calypso music, steel drums and don’t forget to try the incredible food – Jamaican jerk chicken is king, but Trinidadian roti and Guyanese pepper pot are other must-eats.
Need to Know
Notting Hill Carnival is free of charge to attend and attracts big crows so it's best to plan your day in advance. There are usually lots of street closures and major disruptions to traffic and public transport.
Did You Know?
The Carnival was launched in 1966 as at attempt to unify and celebrate the diversity of the area.
For more information on this exciting event, click on the link provided on this page and plan your next unforgettable experience.
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