The Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest street party in London. The 2022 edition will be the first to hit the streets since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is what to expect.
What is the Notting Hill Carnival? The 2022 Notting Hill Carnival will begin on Saturday, 27 August and end on Monday, 29 August. The annual festival has been taking place on the streets of Notting Hill since 1966. The colourful event, which compromises Caribbean music, colours and flavours, attracts more than 2 million people annually. This makes it one of the largest street festivals in the world and is also a significant icon for the Black British Culture.
What to expect at the Notting Hill Carnival? Those attending this iconic celebration in the streets of west London can expect to be entertained and mesmerised by colourfully customised performers as they dance and wind their way across the streets in the carnival parades. There are also plenty of mouth-watering delicacies and numerous food stalls along the route.
The Notting Hill Carnival 2022 route? The carnival parade is held at London W10 and W11, with the procession weaving its way through Notting Hill, Kensal Road, Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove. The route remains the same each year. Since many roads are closed in London to accommodate the festival, the best way to get to the carnival is by using public transport. It is advisable to plan for extra time since there may be disruptions in the public transport. Since the festival takes place in August, you may want to prepare for the hot and sunny weather by bringing some water to stay hydrated and sunscreen for your skin.