The Notting Hill Carnival is a 3 day festival which takes place in West London every August. The carnival has attracted around one million people in the past years, making it one of the largest street festivals in the world.

The carnival is organised by the West Indian community and every year the streets of West London come alive with the sounds, tastes and smells of the Caribbean with food such as jerk chicken, goat curry and fried plantain.

Music is also at the heart of the Notting Hill Carnival, with traditional and contemporary sounds filling the air for miles around. Stages also feature local bands as well as top international artists from around the world.

The only problem is the English weather.  Sometimes the festival is warm and sunny but of course sometimes the weather is rainy and chilly, with a temperature of just 17 degrees!


contemporary: current, modern

stage: a raised area for performers

chilly: slightly cold