Notting Hill Carnival 2013

First held in 1964, the Notting Hill Carnival has since become one of Europe’s diverse and largest street festivals, and it’s back this year from 25th-26th August.

The Caribbean theme inspired carnival in West London will be packed with steel bands, traditional Calypso music and tempting food stalls. As well as a day filled with great contemporary music, you can also take pleasure in tasting some of the best of West indie inspired food like jerk chicken, rice and peas and rum punch as well as the odd taste of other exotic cuisines. This carnival is a celebration and a great way to get together and spend August bank holiday weekend in London!

You can expect to see 50,000 performers and around 2.5 million people over the Carnival weekend. For that reason, if you are planning on visiting the festival, please remember roads will be closed so transport to and from the carnival may have to be on foot! But don’t let that put you off as the carnival is well worth the few minutes’ walk! For more information on this please click here.

After a long day soaking in the cultural atmosphere, why not take the time to wind down at our very own PJ Lounge? A quiet and tranquil setting, Dukes PJ Lounge is the perfect place to settle down for the evening. Afterwards you can head to Restaurant Thirty Six by Nigel Mendham where we can prepare a variety of mouth-watering dishes for you and your family.