For some of us, Notting Hill Carnival is enough of a knees-up for one weekend. But for others, by the 8.30 pm parade finish the party is just getting started. After all, Carnival is the perfect event for those with a penchant for a dance: the vibrant outfits, incredible music and strong Caribbean liquor couldn’t make a better combination for helping eek out the celebrations for as long as possible.
As with every year, London will have a tonne of top warm-ups and afters. So, as you get up to speed with all the essential info and tips, as well as the parade route map, make sure to check out the list below.
From roots and reggae, to house, drum ’n’ bass, and drill, the warm-ups and afterparties below will have you covered for a banging Carnival weekend. Keep on dancing.
RECOMMENDED: Read the full Notting Hill Carnival guide