When & Where The Notting Hill Carnival festival takes place in Notting Hill London on the U.K.s August Bank Holiday every year (the last weekend in August).
Notting Hills Carnival
What to expect The second biggest carnaval in the world, Notting Hill usually brings crowds of about a million people observing and about 60,000 people participating in the performances. The carnival has 5 types of music : Calypso, Steel pan / pans, Mas (masquerade), Static and Mobile systems. Theres a great variety of African and Caribbean beats.
London Carnaval in Notting Hill
History This festival originates from the Trinidad Carnaval which marked the end of slavery in 1833. Many Trinidadians settled in London in the 1950s and in 1964 the first carnival took place. Within ten years it was attracting almost 200,000 people.
Where to stay London has budget accommodation and excellent hotels available here.
Getting there Book a flight into any of Londons International Airports here or book a train to London here