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- Posted:Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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The extravaganza has been going every year since August bank holiday 1966 and could be the perfect excuse for booking a cheap hostel in London.
An explosion of colour will fill the streets of west London with 20 miles taken up with the event.
There will Caribbean food stalls for individuals to sample some of their favourite dishes, while more than 40,000 volunteers will be on hand to try to keep over one million carnival-goers in check.
People who want to make a weekend of it may like to book a London hostel for the Saturday (August 28th) night before the action happens on the Sunday and Monday.
The festival began locally and was established by the West Indian community in the Notting Hill area, but its website has stated that it attracts visitors from all over the world.
It added: "With many astonishing floats and the sounds of the traditional steel drum bands, scores of massive sound systems plus not forgetting the hundreds of stalls that line the streets of Notting Hill. The Notting Hill Carnival is arguably London's most exciting annual event."
Historically, on the Monday there is a main parade which tends to start on Great Western Road, while those staying until the evening - which might require an extra night at a hostel in London - should be able to witness floats leaving the streets in procession.
But for individuals who are keen on checking out something a bit more upbeat in the Big Smoke, the London Electronic Dance festival is taking place on August 27th and 28th.
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