Who cares that summer’s nearly over when there’s still the Notting Hill Carnival to look forward to? Carnival 2016 takes place on Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29 2016, 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
Carnival afterparties: Mon August 29
You can get a great view of the Notting Hill Carnival from the club room windows of Portobello House making it the ideal space for Spilt Milk’s first foray into West London. This roaming daytime party is bringing a 12-hour house and techno marathon to the bank holiday with Mr C (founder of Superfreq) headlining and a number of the label’s regulars on the decks. Get hectic as a million people literally flood past the window.Read more