This weekend is one of the biggest, most colourful events on the London calendar – Notting Hill Carnival. Kicking off on Sunday 26th August for a two day extravaganza, the carnival is a must do for any Londoner and attracts around 2.5 million people each year. Since 1964 the carnival has been an annual celebration of Afro-Caribbean cultures and traditions and offers amazing floats, steel bands, calypso music and of course jerk chicken!
The bands will start playing at around 9am on both Sunday and Monday and the procession should finish around 7pm. The best way to get to the carnival is by public transport, but make sure to check TFL before starting your journey, Notting Hill Gate station will have limited access so it may be better to head to Paddington and walk instead.
Aside from the main action happening in Notting Hill, the rest of London is going carnival crazy too! We’ve listed some of the best events happening around London this weekend in honour of the carnival.
SUPPERCLUB: CARNIVAL CHAOS
London’s Supperclub is celebrating Notting Hill Carnival with a whole long weekend of parties. Supperclub is a Notting Hill institution offering risqué entertainment, DJs and gourmet dining on beds. The fun kicks off on Friday 24th August with the notorious What Happens Next with DJ’s including Nice7 and Alex Arnout. On Sunday 26th August head down for the Carnival After Party with a massive line up of DJ’s and live acts, bringing you the finest House, Disco and carnival tunes.
Friday 24th August – 7pm-2.30am – £15
Saturday 25th August – 7pm-2.30am – £15
Sunday 26th August – 7pm-2.30am – £15
http://www.supperclub.com for more information
RED BULL NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL PARTY
On Monday 27th August the only place to be is the Red Bull Notting Hill Carnival party. With artists such as Major Lazer, Dre Skull and Sean Paul this is the best place to see out the bank holiday weekend. The first load of tickets were snapped up in seconds but a second wave will be released on Friday August 24th from 10am.
Monday 27th August – 12-7pm
To buy tickets click here
Bloodshot Vodka are putting on a very special Carnival Bloodshot Brunch Bar set in the heart of Notting Hill on Saturday 25thAugust and Sunday 26th. Get Carnival off to a good start with their range of Bloodshot Bloody Marys and gourmet ham and hollandaise croissants.
Bloodshot Brunch bar
Junction of Colville Terrace & Powis Square
W11 2BU (near Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues)
Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August – 10am-4pm