Come, Sing and Dance at Notting Hill Carnival

Posted on Aug 7 2016 - 2:31am by Krishna

Talk of Europe and art, food, music, dance, literature is what comes to the mind of a person. Europe is quite famous for these elements and you can never get away from these things whenever you visit this continent. Home to artistic buildings and several attractions, Europe has many beautiful cities waiting to be explored and London is one of them.

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London, a city associated with famous and iconic landmarks has many festivals associated with it too. Though the people here are ultra-modern, but they are traditional also and give a lot of value to their culture. And when the culture is combined with some fun, it becomes the time of merry-making. Carnivals are one of the many festivals, where Londoners dance their way down the many streets in best of their attires and eat the diversified cuisines.


Notting Hill Carnival is one of the biggest street carnivals happening in the whole Europe, which originated in the year 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. The roots of the carnival dates back to the 19th century for the Caribbean carnivals, people taking part in the carnival dress themselves in the costumes that mimic the European fashion of their former master along with wearing masks.


The carnival represents London’s multicultural past and present that displays an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights, and social solidarity. It takes place every August Bank Holiday weekend and attracts a million people every year. It also hosts a pre-carnival street party where there will be live performances from DJ Amy C, Helen Rogers, Uncle Dougs & Rachel Wallace along with many more artists. You’ll surely love to kick-start the carnival with the party.

Pre-Carnival Party

  • Date: August 27, 2016
  • Venue: Styxx Bar, Ashley Road, London
  • Timings: 12:00 pm – 2 am
  • Tickets: £15.01 for one person

Notting Hill Carnival

  • Date: August 28-29, 2016
  • Venue: Notting Hill
  • Timings: 9 am – 7 pm

Short Stay in Notting Hill

Notting Hill Carnival. Located in West London in the north of Kensington within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the place has a vibrant mix of artists and celebrity residents. Tourists flock in August for witness this carnival.

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I am Krishna, a traveller by heart and blogger by profession. I like to dream, meet new people, explore places and share my experiences. Currently, I am working with London-based travel that offers premium serviced apartments on rent to business and leisure travellers. The company has its presence in cities like London, Paris and New York.