What you'll do
The Notting Hill Carnival started in 1966 and now attracts one million people annually, making it one of the largest festivals in the world and an important part of British culture. On this experience you'll gain insights into the history of this vibrant event and travel back in time to the early days of Notting Hill. On this exploratory walk you will be given an electronic brochure filled with content of Carnival history. The walk will end at the Carnival Village, where you can indulge in authentic Caribbean cuisine and the opportunity to design a personalised Carnival souvenir. This experience will take you behind the scenes of one of the largest street festivals in the world and its amazing vibrant history!
We are passionate about supporting community art-driven projects. I am the founder of Simply Cultura—a cultural fusion event company that explores and promotes the best in different cultures. The Carnival Village Trust supports many cultural projects in the community and this experience is a great way to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Notting Hill Carnival and understand its amazing history.
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Where you'll be
You will visit important sites in Notting Hill where the early pioneers of the Carnival lived and worked, explore the vibrant and diverse Portobello Road Market, as well as a chance to taste the amazing authentic food on offer. You will be given insight into why early Carnival was an important part of healing community tension and get the chance to understand more about the Carnival Village and its many projects.
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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
The walk will end at The Tabernacle—a bar and restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill. After the experience you can continue to purchase food and drinks and socialise in the Village lounge.
The Road to the Notting Hill Carnival
£15 / person
£15 / person