The Notting Hill Carnival has been an annual event in London since 1964. It’s one of the world’s largest street festivals and over a million people descend on one small location in London to party up a storm for two whole days. To read more about it, check out Wikipedia, or the official Notting Hill Carnival website.
I’ve been right in the thick of it, staying at the Umi Hotel in Bayswater, which is walking distance to the Notting Hill area.
I spent a large chunk of Monday 30 August 2010 walking around Notting Hill to check out some of the amazing sights that the Notting Hill Carnival brings out.
I even spent time walking in the parade – that’s because I wanted to take some photos and couldn’t find a way out, so I thought it was better to just enjoy the march and lap it up! And speak a bit of British Slang at the same time!
Notting Hill Carnival Photos – a day of awesome carnage!
Here are some of the photos that I’ve taken!
We must be early! There’s no-one here!
We’re only just getting started.
Is it over yet?
Just having a load of fun!
Everyone can join the party.
Oh no, I thought the Vuvuzela had died after the 2010 World Cup!
I’m Beautiful, so Beautiful…
It’s a bit cosy down here!
Nothing to see here!
I love sign posts!
Whose bladder will burst first?
Are you sure you’re at the right festival?
Checking out the crowd below
All I wanna do is party!
How are we going to fit these back in the car?
Oh, this is the car!
Anyone for shots?
Anyone have a rubbish bin?
The Long Way Home
I had an awesome time – I’ve never experienced anything quite like it, and I’ve never seen so many people together having a great time in one place!
More Notting Hill Carnival Stuff
Stay tuned for a video production about the Carnival! I’ve got some awesome footage!
Thanks to Visit Britain for organising my trip here, and the Umi Hotel for putting me up so close to all of the action!
Also check out Yeah, Mon! Highlights of the 2009 Notting Hill Carnival.