Notting Hill Carnival Kicks Off In London Amidst Large And Colourful Turnout

Exotic dancers, vibrant music and the smell of Caribbean food livened up London yesterday as Europe’s biggest street festival hit the capital which will mark the end of a year of partying across the UK.

After the Jubilee kicked off the summer-long celebratory atmosphere, followed by the hugely successful Olympics, Thousands of people cheered Notting Hill Carnival’s colourful procession through the sunny streets to the beat of steel drums and sound systems.

Lines of traditional floats and brightly costumed dancers paraded along the three-and-a-half mile route during the event which marks the carnival’s 48th year.

Alongside the floats, which included an eye-catching group splashed in paint, flamingo-style feathered costumes and a live brass band, rows of food stalls, fresh coconuts and music stages kept the party going.

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