"'Yeah, going to the Carnival?' said Leo"
Scene from the 2007 Notting Hill Carnival
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeScene from the 2007 Notting Hill Carnival - Credit: Silke Ebel

The Notting Hill Carnival is organised by members of the British West Indian community, and has taken place on the streets of Notting Hill since 1966. It was held for the first time in 1959 inside St Pancras Town Hall as an attempt to improve race relations following the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

The carnival takes place over a bank holiday weekend in August.


2009 Notting Hill Carnival participant
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike2009 Notting Hill Carnival participant - Credit: extrageographic