The Notting Hill Carnival is a Caribbean festival that has been held in London’s Kensington neighborhood on the streets of Notting Hill since 1966. This festival draws thousands of revelers every August and is held over the course of two days.
With an annual attendance of about 2.5 million, the carnival is one of the world’s largest and most colorful street festivals. The carnival, which is an important event in Black British culture, is organized and led by people from the Afro-Caribbean community in Britain.
In 2022, the Notting Hill Carnival will make its comeback to the streets of West London after being absent for the previous two years. The celebrations for the last two years have taken place online. However, it is now time to get back on the road to experience great sound systems, Soca, Mas, Calypso and a great deal more in the dazzling reality of real life.’
What Awaits You
The Mas competition, which is considered the most crucial event of the carnival, is open to participants of all ages. This year’s Notting Hill Carnival has a procession of Mas Bands, each of which is based on a different theme that changes each year. The bands will showcase their awe-inspiring creations to the public, fellow masqueraders and the judges. You will be treated to a visual extravaganza.
The cuisine of the Caribbean is one of the most popular draws. You can find anything from jerk chicken to callaloo and traditional goat stew being sold by street vendors.
Join this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and get to enjoy a taste of an array of Caribbean-inspired cuisine as well as some of the best costumes and rumba, reggae, calypso, zouk and meringue music on many sound stages scattered across the neighborhood.