Notting Hill: The Culture of Carnival

Discover the rhythm, Caribbean colors, and history of Europe's largest street festival

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Notting Hill Carnival What We Seee

In 2020, the carnival was cancelled due to the Covid lockdown, but you can still experience the sights and sounds from home

Explore more of his collection

Over 200 more photographs by Misan Harriman

The colors of Carnival

Explore the vibrant costumes of previous years

Reds, Pinks, and Greens

Explore the rainbow of Carnival history

The faces behind the festival

Learn about the origins of Carnival with the pioneers who help make it happen

"You can be what you want to be in Carnival. It's a time when a beggar can be a king, a prince can dress up as a beggar. You can be whatever you want."- Michael Olton, Soca Massive Founder

Experience the festival from home

Follow the parade route online with Street View

Dance Along The Route of Notting Hill Carnival

Weave along Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park in a virtual tour

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