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. Notting Hill is place to be over the August bank holiday.
Get out and about this summer
The Clerk & Well
This good-looking gastropub on Clerkenwell Road also has a few rooms upstairs so if you get sloshed and can't face the trek home, they'll put you up, space permitting. There's quite a selection to drink, too. Beers on draught include Longhorn IPA, Grolsch Blond, Doom Bar, Kirin Ichiban and a number of guest ales, while wines – most of which are available by the glass – are equally spread between the old world and new world. Cocktails also feature, as do summer sharing jugs of Pimm's, sangria and alcoholic iced teas. Food is pan-Asian, so expect dishes ranging from tom yum soup and seared Thai beef salad to chilli salt squid, chicken gyoza, wasabi tempura prawns and steamed sea bass with choy sum, shiitake mushrooms and soy. There's also a local delivery option, so we presume that means upstairs, too.
Venue says: “Scrumptious pan-Asian in Clerkenwell. Enjoy a main meal with a small glass of wine or pint of beer for £12!”