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|Notting Hill Carnival|
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate
In 1966 the resident West Indian population of Notting Hill held a small local fair. It was organised as a feel-good event in response to Britain's first race riots that had occurred in the area during the summer of 1958.
Since then the fair has become an annual event, held each August Bank Holiday weekend, and has become known as the Notting Hill Carnival. Nowadays it claims to attract more than a million partygoers - making it the second biggest street festival in the world, after Rio.
The event retains a distinctly Caribbean feel and is a lively celebration of West Indian music, food and culture. If you dislike crowds or loud music stay away, otherwise you'll love it!
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