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30 August 2010

Party at Notting Hill Carnival

Today, in West London, we have reached the main day of Carnival. Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, it is the largest carnival in Europe and the second largest in the World.. There are, apparently, twenty miles of parades, 40 static sound systems, 40,000 volunteers and up to a million Notting Hill carnival revellers.

Your author is particularly excited to be returning this year as a punter, rather than a performer as in the last two years. As noted here last year, one good way to enjoy the carnival is to come from the North on foot or via Westbourne Grove Tube and to stick near the sound-systems, for example on All Saints Road, or by Norman Jay's Good Times Bus up around Southern Row.

For more, the official website is http://www.nottinghill-carnival.co.uk/, and for transport advice see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

^Picture by Cristiano Betta^