Sunday saw London's Notting Hill swamped with colour, dancing and music as the annual carnival got into full swing.

More than one million people are expected to enjoy what is the largest street festival in Europe.

It was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community but has since grown into a huge celebration involving people from all backgrounds.

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  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A couple dance during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A couple watch floats passs by during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers covered in powder paint take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume throw powdered paint during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Atmosphere along the carnival route near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Atmosphere along the carnival route near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Crowds enjoy a performance by street drummer Jo Bucket at the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A child wearing ear defenders tries a turn on the drums at the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A man's dreadlocks covered in powder paint during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Final preparations are made to costumes at the start of the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Members of the public enjoying some street food on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Final preparations are made to costumes at the start of the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Final preparations are made to costumes at the start of the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Final preparations are made to costumes at the start of the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume throw powdered paint during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • The Annual Notting Hill Carnival Celebrations 2013

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Revellers in costume take part in the Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Carnival goer on Portobello Road near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Revellers embrace on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Street drummer and Red Stripe ambassador Jo Bucket perfoms at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Performers dance with police officers on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A performer chat with a police officer on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Performers dance with police officers on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A performer dances on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Members of the public enjoying some street food on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A performer dances on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Crowds on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A young child wearing a feathered head-dress watches the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Performers dance with police officers on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Performers in costume take part on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Young girls in costume take part on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Atmosphere along the carnival route near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Crowds enjoy a performance by street drummer Jo Bucket at the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Atmosphere along the carnival route near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Performers at the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A performer takes part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A performer takes part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Street drummer and Red Stripe ambassador Jo Bucket perfoms at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A girl in costume takes part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NTS Red Stripe Stage At Notting Hill Carnival

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Atmosphere along the carnival route near the NTS Red Stripe stage at Notting Hill Carnival on August 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Red Stripe)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    Children prepare to take part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-FESTIVAL

    A girl smiles as she prepares to take part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-ENTERTINMENT-NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

    A girl in costume prepares takes part in the parade on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 25, 2013. Running over two days, the Caribbean carnival puts on a Kid's day on the Sunday when costume prizes are awarded and a 'main parade' day on the Monday. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)