It’s that time of year again folks! Yes, this Bank Holiday weekend sees the Notting Hill Carnival roll out its annual smorgasbord of dancing, music and general revelry.
Held every August since 1966, the two-day party has become the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe.
Sadly, showers and lower temperatures are forecast for the weekend – though such gloom is unlikely to put a dampener on the street celebrations.
We’ve collated a list of must-read websites before you go - giving you the most up-to-date information on travel options, live music, parties and food.
- The Notting Hill Carnival official website should be your first port of call for information on what, when and where.
- More than a million people are expected to visit the carnival over the weekend - check TfL's website for advice on getting there and any line and station closures.
- Have a misty-eyed flick through these snaps by the carnival's official photographer Timothy N Holt, who has been snapping the celebration for the last ten years.
- Join the BBC's Eddie Nestor as he broadcasts live from the event.
- TimeOut has rounded up a decent selection of useful tips on how to manage the crowds and general safety advice.
So in a nutshell, have fun, stay safe and pack a brolly just in case.
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