Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival (Sun Aug 30–Mon Aug 31) is a vivid spectacle representing London's multicultural past and present. Since 1964 the capital's Caribbean communities have celebrated their culture and traditions at this two-day festival of fantastic live music, which ranges from reggae to dub to salsa. The celebrations also include soca floats, steel bands and a whole lot of jerk chicken and fried plantain.
This August bank holiday, don’t go anywhere without reading our guide to Notting Hill Carnival, which includes our invaluable Carnival information guide, route details and tips on having fun and staying safe.
Essential Carnival information
Map of the parade and procession
The procession route, soundsystems and toilets – here are your main stopping points at this year's Carnival
Whether you're travelling by bus, tube or on foot, get the latest transport information here
Family day at Notting Hill Carnival is great fun for the kids. Here's all you need to know
Safety and security
Check out our advice on hydration, valuables and moving through the crowd at this year's carnival