Notting Hill Carnival is a totally unique festival that has taken place every August bank holiday weekend and provided fun and frolics for people from all over the world since 1964. It’s the largest festival of its kind in Europe, celebrating music, dance, food, colours, smells and culture.
It originally began as a way for Afro-Caribbean groups to express themselves and celebrate their culture. The carnival themes originate from the festivals of the Caribbean which were to celebrate freedom from slavery. The first carnival in Notting Hill was particularly focused on the steel drum players of London and celebrating their music. Since then the carnival has grown and grown.
Notting Hill Carnival represents freedom and joy for all cultures, and we’re proud to host this celebration in Britain.
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