Celebrate Calypso, Colour And Cuisines At The Notting Hill Carnival
Rated Apartments Invites You To Bring Your Family And Lose Yourself In The Caribbean's Charismatic Cauldron Of Culture
You may not have the tremendous wherewithal to enjoy surf tours on the beaches of Barbados, luxury cruises in the incredible climate of Grenada, sailing on catamarans in Caribbean Virgin Islands and theme vacations in plush villas in Jamaica, but you certainly can allow the scintillating images of the West Indies to suffuse your mind while vacationing in London. And how is that possible? Simple, by celebrating on the 29th and 30th of August, the sensational sights, scintillating sounds and sumptuous smells of Europe's biggest street festival – The Notting Hill carnival.
West London's most exciting annual event is a pure, unadulterated blend of miles of vibrant costumes, astonishing floats, superlative static sound systems teamed up with traditional steel drum bands, extravagant Caribbean food stalls, peppered with over 40,000 volunteers and more than a million Notting Hill carnival revellers. This legendary, true-to-its-roots, all-Caribbean melting pot of cultural diversity and musical harmony has remained untainted by time.
But there's more to the Notting Hill carnival than two days of Mas' or masquerade, steelband, calypso soca, static sound systems, and samba. Foodies can tuck into gastronomical delights like jerk chicken, rice and peas, rum punch as well as the tantalizing taste of other exotic cuisines.