Carnival Culture

Discover the rhythm, Caribbean colors, and history of Notting Hill Carnival – Europe's largest street festival

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Notting Hill Carnival What We Seee

In 2020 and 2021, the carnival was cancelled due to the Covid lockdown, but you can still experience the sights and sounds from home

Get that Carnival feeling

Explore images of West London's favorite weekend from photographer Misan Harriman's collection 'The Last Dance'

The colors of Carnival

A feast for your eyes with the vibrant costumes across the 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