Notting Hill Carnival Brings Flavour of the Caribbean to London

Dancers at Notting Hill Carnival 2012
Dancers at Notting Hill Carnival 2012


Hundreds of thousands of people descended on West London this Sunday and Monday to take part in a Caribbean-inspired celebration and Europe's largest street party, Notting Hill Carnival. Despite the cloudy weather and occasional rain showers, the streets were filled with the booming sound of music of all genres and the delicious smell of jerk chicken and BBQ corn. Floats brought Caribbean colour to the streets of Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove as revellers danced behind.

Jerk Chicken, Notting Hill Carnival 2012
Jerk Chicken, Notting Hill Carnival 2012

This year marked the 48th Notting Hill Carnival. The flags of Barbados, St Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago amongst others were waving proudly. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, Jamaican flags were particularly present: wrapped around people's shoulders, waving in the air and wrapped around people's waists as make-shift skirts.

Jamaica 50, Notting Hill Carnival 2012
Jamaica 50, Notting Hill Carnival 2012


Caribbean property buyers and home owners, if you want to experience Carnival where sunshine is more guaranteed, how about heading out to some of the following...


Junkanoo
Nassau, the Bahamas
26 December 2012
Read more on Junkanoo on the Bahamas Tourist Board website.

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival
11-12 February 2013
Read more on the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival on the Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company website.

Mardi Gras
St Barth
12 February 2013
Read more on the St Barth Mardi Gras on the St Barth Tourism website.

Bacchanal
Kingston, Jamaica
5-7 April 2013
Read more on Bacchanal Jamaica on the official website.

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