Yearly, since 1966, last weekend of August, the streets of East London (Notting Hill area,, district of Kensington and Chelsea) alive and filled with the sounds and smells of the biggest festival in Europe Caribbean-style. Twenty miles of bright, colored costumes and masks, surrounded by more than 40 sound systems; sounds of metal drums, Hundreds of stalls with Caribbean food, more 40 thousands of volunteers and one million visitors.
The festival is one of the most exciting annual events in London.
At the carnival throughout the music, not only traditional, but modern. The air is filled with the sounds of metal drums Soca & Calypso, which are the heart of the festival. In recent years, have become popular destinations Reggae, R&B, Funk, House, Dub and others.
Lovely aroma of Caribbean cuisine will not leave you indifferent. Worth a try great combination of chicken and rice and peas, and rum punch, do not pass by other delicacies, as cakes, curry, tsypenok, fried bananas.
Saturday competitions between groups of drummers, and on Sunday, day before carnival, состоится Children's Day. Понедельник – традиционно day for adults.
Carnival begins its movement from the street Great Western Road and extends along the Chepstow Road to Westbourne Grove and then to Ladbroke Grove.
How to get there?
Streets near the venue of the carnival will be open only to pedestrians, and some metro stations are temporarily closed(Information about the work of the metro stations are on the official website of the event), so the best way to get to this part of the city is the public transport.
To the south side of the festival buses will run from Notting Hill Gate, to the north – of Prince of Wales на Harrow Road.
Официальный сайт: http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/