It’s the August Bank Holiday weekend, which can only mean one thing- it’s time for the Notting Hill Carnival!
Held every August since 1966, the two-day party has become the largest festival of its kind in Europe.
Now in it’s 49th year, more than a million people are expected to attend the Caribbean-style carnival, which kicks off on Sunday 30 August.
[Sadly you will have to pack that brolly as showers are expected…]
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.
- London Live will be broadcasting live from the carnival for two hours on each day between 4-6pm.
- 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.
- TimeOut has rounded up a decent selection of useful tips on how to manage the crowds and general safety advice.