The Notting Hill Carnival hits Portobello this bank holiday weekend (Sunday and Monday) and we have compiled the ultimate guide to the annual West London party. After speculation that the Carnival may be cancelled and with new opening times announced, you would be mistaken in thinking that this year will be any less of a party. With our map of the throbbing soundsystems, top Caribbean takeaways, mas parade spots and a list of the capital’s best warm-up and cool-down parties, we have your carnival sorted. There has never been a better time to celebrate London’s diverse and multicultural history so don’t be afraid to get out there and show the city some love.
For info, see Notting Hill Carnival 2011 Guide.
Want the insider info on the mas parade? We talk to Genesis mas band about how they prepare for the festival below: