UK: A guide to London’s Notting Hill Carnival: Music, Costumes and Food

Bone-shaking bass, costumes on wheels and the joy of jerk chicken: a guide to Notting Hill Carnival

and Maxine-Laurie Marshall- 

Make some noise … the glory of Carnival.
 Make some noise … the glory of Carnival. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The parade

This is the beating heart of Notting Hill Carnival (NHC) and it’s responsible for pumping a steady flow of colour, feathers and good vibes across W10 and W11 over the August bank holiday. The parade – set to the infectious sounds of soca – is arguably the star of the weekend..

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