It’s only a few more weeks – 9 to be exact – until my favourite weekend of the year in London, the Notting Hill carnival (August 24th and 25th, 2014). If you’ve never been, this is one weekend (even if you just spend a day at the carnival itself) that must be experienced at least once in your life. And best of all, its right on the doorstep of the Cleveland Hotel and so you won’t have far to go when you need a break from the rhythms, beats, steel drums and delicious food!
Taking place annually, the Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event held in London since 1966 over the August bank holiday weekend. Attracting over 1 million people, it is one of the largest street festivals in the world! Attracting people from all over the city, the carnival is a celebration of the diversity of London, led by members of the west indian community. Packed with steel bands, calypso music and delicious food stalls, Carnival is a huge party and everyone is invited!