27 - 28 Aug
London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET)

Notting Hill Carnival

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Introduction

Over fifty years ago, social activist Rhaune Laslett and the London Free School (LFS) organised the 'Notting Hill Fayre', a small festival that was intended to spread a bit of hope, happiness and cultural cohesiveness. It proved a success beyond the organisers' wildest dreams, but they could never have envisaged the massive, iconic annual event that attracts up to a million revellers from around the world. On 18 September, 1966, the opening parade drew most of the local population out of their homes to watch a small steelband, a horse-drawn carriage and children dressed as characters from history and nursery rhymes.

Time

Sunday: 9am - 8.30pm  (because of jouvert (6am-9am) carnival may start around 9.30am)

Monday: 9am - 8.30pm.

Attendance

Up to 1 million people attend carnival over the 2 days.

Route

The roads along the northern end of the route are designated as the assembly, or staging area for the bands; these are Kensal Road, Golborne Road and Elkstone Road.

The route proper actually begins just north of the Westway flyover and Westbourne Park tube station, on Great Western Road, travelling south. With a small left/right dog leg on Westbourne Park Road it continues down Chepstow Road, turning right at the junction onto Westbourne Grove.

Events

Music

Set Up Yourself
2017 | UK
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Full Extreme - (London Remix)
2017 | UK
140 Views
Take It
2017 | UK
58 Views
Soca Is To Blame
2017 | UK
67 Views
It's My Life
2017 | UK
46 Views
Tom & Jerry
2017 | UK
47 Views
My Team
2017 | UK
46 Views
Hard
2017 | UK
4 Views
Prove
2017 | UK
5 Views

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Travel

Bus: 2X, 6, 7, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 36, 36X, 46, 52, 70, 94, 98, 148, 159, 187, 205, 205X, 220, 228, 295, 316, 328, 332, 390, 414, 436, 436X, 452, N7, N16, N18, N28, N31, N98 and N207 Tube: Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill Gate, Royal Oak, Westbourne Park Rail: Nearest stations: Willesden Junction, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green, Queen’s Park and Shepherd’s Bush

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October 2017

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