The August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and there’s no better place to be than at the Notting Hill Carnival. Expect loud music and a sea of vibrant colours as costumed dancers, DJ’s, calypso bands and street vendors entertain visitors from all over the world and all walks of life.
Music has always been the heart and soul of the carnival and this year will be no different. As well as all the static sound systems pumping out traditional and contemporary sounds, there are live stages featuring local bands and top international artists. Previous line ups have boasted a diverse selection of bands and artists such as Eddie Grant, Courtney Pine, Wyclef Jean and Jamiroquai.
After the music, which can be heard long before you get to the carnival site, the next thing visitors notice is the appetizing smell of food being cooked by street vendors. Traditional caribbean faire is the most popular thing available and with dishes such as jerk chicken, rice and peas, patties, curries and fried plantain you’ll find it hard to walk past too many stalls without trying something.
Carnival bands take to the roads at around 9am on both Sunday the 26th and Monday the 27th of August. Sunday is children’s day and Monday is Adults day and on both days the carnival procession will finish around 7pm
LondonTown.com are offering a great selection of discounts on hotels in London that are located near the Carnival so If you’re planning to go this year you’ll have no trouble at all finding a convenient location at a reasonable price.
The Abbey Court Notting Hill is located in a peaceful residential street close to Notting hill gate which is perfect for getting to and from the carnival. With 30% discounts available at LondonTown.com you can pick up a room from £67.
The Hilton London Kensington Hotel is also conveniently located for the carnival. Rooms are available from £66 with a 31% discount from LondonTown.com.
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