Are you looking for more parades to whet your appetite? Did you have a fantastic weekend at Brighton’s Pride festival and want more extravagance, more flamboyant outfits? Well from Sunday the 24th over to Monday the 25th August the Notting Hill Carnival will be filling up the streets of London with live music, dances, parties and a whole host of food from a whole host of nations.
Known as the biggest street festival in Europe, the Notting Hill carnival combines over 50 years experience to present a colourful collection of floats and dancers in a parade that celebrates the multicultural past and present of London.
If you are planning on taking your kids to see the festival, Sunday is your best bet as the more questionable, outrageous outfits are saved for the Monday so you can still enjoy the multicultural atmosphere as well as grabbing a few tasty souvenirs for the road without having to answer any awkward questions.
The Monday parade travels from Great Western Road along to Ladbroke Grove, where the station is closed for the purposes of the parade. The procession should end around 7pm and promises to be as bold and garish as ever with colourful costumes, well spiced jerk chicken and more. If you’re travelling with a group or a family, why not hire a minibus from Coach Transport Group to avoid bustling train stations and having to jump about from tube stop to tube stop?