Notting Hill Carnival
The biggest event this month is the iconic Notting Hill Carnival. For almost 50 years the local Caribbean population have turned the streets of London into one huge end of summer party. Not only is there the amazing parade but the whole Caribbean culture will spill out into the Notting Hill area. This will include some of the best tasting food we have ever eaten, to get a real flavour of the West Indies you have to try the Jerk Chicken or Curried Goat accompanied by rice and peas. If you are planning to join in the carnival fun it is worth getting there a bit early as some of the local tube stations may shut and bus routes will be diverted.