Notting Hill Carnival 2019
The world’s largest street carnival is finally here, who’s excited?!
Notting Hill Carnival, taking place this year on August 25th and 26th, is a spectacular event, celebrating Caribbean heritage with traditional reggae, meringue, calypso, rumba, and zouk music, and street vendors selling food mainly Caribbean focused, with other cuisine creeping in there too!
If you; love dancing to loud music, surrounded by outstanding, vibrant costumes, enjoying traditional Caribbean food that is just at your fingertips, and want to celebrate London’s rich, varied and magnificent multicultural past and present, then Notting Hill Carnival is the event to attend this Bank Holiday Weekend!
With the annual event attracting around 2 million people each year, the Carnival can be quite overwhelming to say the least! So, Strictly Recruitment wanted to provide you with a quick step by step guide with information, tips and travel details about Notting Hill Carnival 2019, so you can make the most of out of this wonderful street festival!
The family-friendly day will have smaller crowds compared to Monday and plenty of kid-inspired floats in the parade, BUT make sure you are still well prepared for big crowds and a busy environment. Best advice would be to bring travel potties where appropriate, as the queues for the toilets can be extremely long. Pack snacks and water, as kids and long queues don’t really mix well! Family workshops usually take place at Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park, along with Caribbean food and drink stalls. If you prefer more of a party scene, then the Monday is definitely the day for you to attend. With 60 bands wandering through the streets in remarkable costumes.
This year, there will also be a Silence for Grenfell (72 seconds) commemoration at 3pm on both the Sunday and Monday, following a 2-minute announcement.
We hope this guide helps you to prepare for an amazing weekend! And once you have well and truly enjoyed the Bank Holiday, check out some of our vacancies on the ‘Job Search’ page.