Head to the Notting Hill Carnival in London!


Notting Hill Carnival 2011

The Notting Hill Carnival started today.  We headed there to listen to the music, watch and taste the food.  The music was definitely loud, but everyone was in great spirits. A parade, loads of delicious food stands and caribbean music!

Several of our  London vacation rentals are walking distance to the Carnival, including the Princes and the Leinster short term rentals are among them. We spoke with our guests and their families — they were excited to watch the parade and explore.

Unmistakable was the presence of the London Met, the Metropolitan Police.  In some areas, there were more bobbies than onlookers! If you’re in London, head up there and enjoy.  It’s fun event and definitely … peaceful.  Here are some photos of simply the police presence.

Group of bobbies on Westbourne Grove at the Notting Hill Carnival

More policemen at the Notting Hill Carnival

Still more...

Still more London policemen


More policemen on bikes on Portobello Road

Giving directions...

By the time we left, hundreds of people were heading to Westbourne Grove and Ladbroke Grove, dancing, laughing and enjoying the last days of summer. It’s a fun time for all — head on over if you’re in London!

Dancing in the streets

Fairy costume

Another free spirit...

A fun day!

Wherever you are, we hope you have a great weekend!

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