by Harley Nott
August 28-29, 2016
The Notting Hill Carnival brings the streets of West London alive every August Bank Holiday weekend as London celebrates Europe’s biggest street party. With calypso music, steel bands and a huge array of tempting food stalls the Notting Hill Carnival is a huge party to which everyone is invited!
Sunday 28th is Family Day at the Festival with the children’s day parade, followed by the main parade on Bank Holiday Monday 29th with its amazing floats and costumed performers. It really is a spectacle not to be missed.
Second in size now only to Rio de Janeiro, the Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 with only around 500 people attending. These days you can expect to see some 50,000 performers and hundreds of thousands spectators.
A number of local tube stations will be closed or subject to disruption during the carnival and we suggest you check which stations will be affected before you travel. However, guests staying in our London vacation rental properties: ALD, CVN, KNH, QSC2 and SSG are all within walking distance of the fun. Our property ASR is at the epicentre of the carnival. You will either love the noise and atmosphere or hate it!
You can find out more about the carnival here, at the time of writing it still displays details of the 2015 event but you’ll get a very good idea of the action.