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Notting Hill Carnival warm-up and afterparties

Here are the hottest pre-and post-Carnival parties this August bank holiday

© David Tett

Who cares that summer’s nearly over when there’s still the Notting Hill Carnival to look forward to? Carnival 2015 takes place on Sunday August 30 and Monday August 31, and its exotic outfits, banging music and strong Caribbean liquor make for a perfect party combination. For the full Carnival experience, check the warm-up events and afterparties that we’ve mapped out below, and if you're heading to the main procession, remember to consult our parade route map beforehand.

RECOMMENDED: Read the full Notting Hill Carnival guide