August bank holiday is fast approaching and you know what that means: Carnival is coming to town. We're getting into the festive spirit in the magazine this week, even more so than usual, because this year NHC turns the ripe old age of 50! I know, still looks fresh as a daisy. We take a look back over the seminal moments and have put together a guide to this year's soundsystems, with all the insider tips to make sure you have a totally banging weekend.
Or if you're not headed to Notting Hill, there's plenty of other stuff happening this weekend: crayfish parties, Big Wedding Weekend at the Festival of Love, Pedro Almodóvar's new film 'Julieta' and plenty of other places to party, eat, drink and be merry. Elsewhere in the mag, we've chatted to artists about how hard it is to live in London, reviewed 'Groundhog Day' and find out what life is like as a tube controller. Enjoy!