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Do you think you need to get your eyesight checked because you read the words carnival and London in the same sentence? Good news: your eyes are just fine! Even though the English have a reputation for being cold and distant, this is just a cover up, because each august in Notting Hill we find one of the biggest festival of its kind in Europe, the Jamaican Carnival. Originated as a local manifestation by the West Indian community of this London neighborhood in the 60s, this carnival is now a huge and exciting multicultural street event.
In the agenda: colorful costumes, Caribbean food stalls (jerk chicken, curries, etc.) floats, traditional music (reggae, soca), live performances and sound systems. London is never more vibrant than on this day where people of all ethnic backgrounds come together to celebrate in a summery and playful atmosphere.
In London, we may not have the summer plages but we sure have the summer rhythm!
Date: the festivities start on the weekend but the main parade is the Monday bank holiday of august.
Time: starts around 9 a.m. and ends around 7 p.m.