Notting Hill Carnival 2011

Notting Hill Carnival 2011


Sunday 28th August - Monday 29th August 2011


Notting Hill

Returning for another year, the Notting Hill Carnival 2011 event promises to be another massive multi cultural street festival, bringing music, costumes, dancing, floats and festivities to the streets of West London this summer. Notting Hill and surrounding areas will be transformed into the ultimate street party, promising a lively day out for Londoners of all ages.

A splash of colour
Held annually in August, this truly colourful event features streams of costumed dancers, sound systems, floats and live performances in an ongoing two day parade which sees Londoners and visitors to the capital flocking to Notting Hill. Originating from the Caribbean communities of London, the carnival includes traditional entertainment such as steel bands, costumed parades and plenty of music. Londoners of all ethnic backgrounds come together during the Notting Hill Carnival Parade to party in the streets at what has become one of the biggest events of its kind in the world.

Notting Hill Carnival Season

Explore Notting Hill
Whilst you’re in the area why not explore a selection of Notting Hill restaurants and bars? A selection of venues will be open during carnival weekend, serving up a variety of food and drink for visitors to enjoy. After a day of partying at the Notting Hill Carnival 2011 revellers can go for a drink or two, followed by something to eat for a full evening out.

Notting Hill Carnival at London Restaurants

Recommended Notting Hill Bars

Recommended Notting Hill Clubs

Recommended Ladbroke Grove Bars

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Bank Holiday Weekend fun
Notting Hill Carnival 2011 takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, with two days of festivities for the crowds to enjoy. Expect serious partying in August, as the streets of Notting Hill spill over with activity in a vibrant carnival atmosphere. Londoners can come together in the spirit of carnival in an uplifting carnival occasion.

Notting Hill Carnival Sound Systems

Recommended Notting Hill Carnival After Parties

Notting Hill Carnival 2011
Taking place for the 52nd year in 2011, the carnival features a selection of special events, performances and attractions, bubbling along to the festival rhythms. Highlights in previous years have included the Grand Carnival Costume Splash, Calypso March contests, Steel Band Championships and exclusive DJ performances, to name a few.

Carnival culture
Londoners can shock out to reggae licks, ragga beats, soca, hip hop and more during two days of outdoor partying. Sound systems will be pumping out carnival tunes throughout the event, guaranteed to keep the party moving wherever you are in Notting Hill. Hundreds of thousands of people regularly attend the carnival each year, making it the largest street festival in Europe. As well as music and dancing, stalls will be selling authentic Caribbean cuisine, with jerk chicken, curries, Jamaican patties and more on the menu.

Children’s Day at Notting Hill Carnival 2011
The first day of the carnival is traditionally for children and families, with the final day open for all to let off some steam. Children and adults alike can expect good times in the sun at what promises to be a memorable summer party.

Notting Hill Carnival Childrens Day

Travel Information
Please note that the following tube stations will encounter some changes during the Carnival.

Ladbroke Grove
Latimer Road
Notting Hill Gate
Royal Oak
Westbourne Park

For up to date travel information, click on the link below.

Transport for London Official Site

Notting Hill Carnival Safety

The Notting Hill Carnival takes place from Sunday 28th August - Monday 29th August 2011 in Notting Hill and surrounding areas. The event is free to attend.

Children's Day takes place from 6am - 8.30pm, Sunday 28th August 2011. The main day takes place on Monday 29th August 2011, from 9am - 8.30pm.

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