The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's largest street festival, as as the hundreds of thousands of Londoners pack the streets of West London for a massive, colourful party.
More than one million revellers are expected to descend on the capital for Europe’s biggest street festival on every August Bank Holiday weekend ,Sunday 26 and Monday 27 ,around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park, with the street processions begin around 9am on both days finishing around 7pm.
Since the Carnival debuted in 1964, as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures and traditions, the event has grown and morphed, attracting ever more revelers with its spectacle of floats.
Vibrant costumes, great music and authentic West Indian cuisine are the order of the day on Sunday and Monday as the Carnival hits town.
A massive security operation will also be in force with thousands of police officers set to take to the streets.
A total of 5,000 officers will be on 2 days festival, followed by 7,000 officers on Monday, Scotland Yard said.