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Notting Hill Carnival - our consultants' top picks of this year's events!

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author: Louis Bradley
Notthing Hill Carnival - people celebrating
Happy carnival weekend!

This August will be the first time Notting Hill Carnival has been held since 2019, due to the pandemic.

Here is a roundup of the top events happening over the weekend…


  • Rock the Boat London Carnival Party - an all-white party aboard the Jewel of London on Southbank with Mr Play, DJ Coochie, Dj Big Nito and Selecta Jigga. 12.30pm-5pm

  • Strut London Carnival Cruise - all the good vibes of Carnival on a boat down the Thames, 12pm at Tower Millennium Pier, EC3N 4DT

  • Panorama - the UK’s biggest steel pan competition, kicks off the carnival at Emslie Horniman's Pleasance Park from 6pm-11pm


  • J’Ouvert - the traditional celebration before the formal start of the carnival, 6am-9am. Starting at Sainsbury’s, Canal Way, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA

  • Opening Ceremony - 10am-10.30am at the Judging Zone, Great Western Road

  • Children’s Day Parade and Carnival - 10.30am-5pm along the parade route

  • TikTok float - featuring performances from KES, WSTRN and Patrice Roberts - parading through Notting Hill throughout

  • Wray and Nephew Takeover - the rum brand have curated artists and DJs 12pm-7pm at Emslie Horniman's Pleasance Park

  • The Hot Carnival Party - an after party with Caribbean versus African colours and nine different DJs at O2 Academy Islington, 11pm- 5am

  • Welcome Back to Notting Hill Carnival Party - daytime party (12pm-6pm) for only £5 featuring house, RnB, hip hop, dancehall, garage, jungle and drum and bass music - at The Union Tavern, 45 Woodfield Road, W9 2BA

Women in parade at Notting Hill Carnival


  • Adults Day Parade and Carnival 10.30am-8.30pm – parade route. 84 Mas Bands will take to the parade route to showcase their incredible costumes and 38 sound systems will play throughout the day to round off the festival.

For more information on the festival, go to the official website of Notting Hill Carnival