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Notting Hill Carnival

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Song is good 👍

I stop going carnival long time ago but visited this yrs and he was good !!!! great peoples and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
London, United Kingdom
Good day out for all

We were staying on Piccadilly, so we walked from our hotel, to Notting Hill across Hyde Park, which... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Malcolm B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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The Notting Hill Carnival is centred around a huge parade that makes its way through the Notting Hill area of London every August Bank Holiday weekend. The carnival is a big celebration of Caribbean culture, where people dress up in traditional...more
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I'm now a Notting Hill Carnival addict. I used to come when i was a child, and in my teens. I stopped for some reason, and regret i ever missed a minute. A fantastic mix of all people, who are celebrating carnival. I haven't missed...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I stop going carnival long time ago but visited this yrs and he was good !!!! great peoples and great atmosphere!!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I didnt know what to expect because i was a first timer but I loved it. Got to dance with the parade and definitely going there next year. Should have carried a backbag so I could have had more water and booze with me. The...More

Thank zenney
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were staying on Piccadilly, so we walked from our hotel, to Notting Hill across Hyde Park, which was nice in the sunny weather. We went early-ish on Monday, tried some food truck grub which was ok. We watched, drank and danced at a quieter...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If you are born and raised in london you'll get it..if your not then don't get so mad about it! It's loud, crowed and alot of alcohol involved. If you don't like these things don't go! If your open minded and don't care about other...More

1  Thank nkftravels
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our Monday visit - we went early afternoon and left at dusk. We wanted to see the street parades and floats. We parked at Westfield London which was £7 all day a bit of a bargain for London! We asked a Policeman at Shepherds Bush...More

1  Thank itsdaveengland
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on bank holiday Monday, arrived at 12pm just as the floats began to make there way round the streets, the atmosphere was incredible with the wonderful beats and dancing throughout the day. The only thing I would recommend is to take out more cash...More

Thank jessn972017
Reviewed 1 September 2017

WOW! This year’s London Carnival 2017, really blew me away. It's my first experience and the atmosphere was extraordinary. The energy the buzz the excitement and enthusiasm of the women involved. The women, WOW! the women. The costumes the dancing and the intensity of the...More

1  Thank Glen S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

it's certainly not a family event on a monday ! way too many drugs visible and alcohol was a problem ... kids were not comfortable with it ... but certainly an 'experience'

2  Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have loved attending the Notting Hill Carnival the two times I have been. The carnival could do with a little more organisation and regulations around having any glass beers or glasses, because revelers tend to litter and the risk of getting injured by shards...More

Thank Christine M
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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more
than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal
that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide
attention. In this attractive cobblestoned
neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries,
independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer
a delightful window into how to live the good life in
London, with each presenting visitors with an
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26 August 2017|
Response from ASLtraveller | Reviewed this property |
We went today and it was horrible. Just drunk people and crowds. The floats are slow, loud and very amateur. I stupidly imagined a smaller 'Rio' type event. Ankle deep in rubbish, peope urinating at side of road and drunk... More