Notting Hill Carnival Returns

After a two-year hiatus, Notting Hill Carnival returns to the capital in August 2022. London’s biggest street party will be filled with Caribbean colours, music and flavours.

Watch elaborate floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.

Notting Hill Carnival was first held in 1966. It celebrates the rich history of Caribbean culture in London.  The first Notting Hill Carnival attracted around 500 people. The carnival has since grown to become the largest street festival in Europe, attracting hundreds of thousands to London. You can usually expect to see some 50,000 performers in the parade and more than 30 sound systems, with more than one million people attending over the weekend.

If you’re planning to go to the carnival, find where to stay near the celebrations, check out Caribbean restaurants to refuel at afterwards and download the Visit London app for more information.

Celebrate the capital’s Black history year-round at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton and during Black History Month in London.

Get the scoop on the best things to do in Notting Hill all year round.

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