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Notting Hill

London W2, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #167 of 1,100 Attractions in London
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Walking
Description: Trendy and fashionable neighborhood in London with a distinctive, small-village feel, made famous by a movie of the same name.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Get down to Carnival each year. We went on families day. Great fun,brilliant music, very friendly locals, thousands of police!, more jerk chicken than in the whole of the Caribbean. Dance your !!! off!

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England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Mixed bag this one. In my quest to start ticking off my bucket list, decided that 2014 would be the year to visit this famous carnival. I think on balance that the negatives outweigh the positives....but that's the beauty of TA, it helps us make up our own mind. The crowds started out as fun and being a part of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First time at the carnival with my husband and 2 teenage daughters, it was relaxed and good natured and the music was great!

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Lanzarote, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the carnival this year. Went on family day to watch the amazing kids dancing and playing instruments - some seem to be very young but they all seemed to be enjoying it. Great atmosphere with lots of banter with police...some had been covered in paint (like many of the people parading) but the officers were just laughing about it.... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely leafy area with beautiful Georgian architecture. A must to get a feel of a wonderful area of London.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was somehow nice to see all those people partying in the street. Yet I was expecting floats, not plain trucks with loud speakers in them and that`s it. At least the first half an hour of parade (that is how long I lasted) there were basically no costumes, just random people dancing. There were no toilet facilities except a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to kids day carnival.....absolutely brilliant. Very busy with up to 1,000,000 visitors over 2 days.

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you plan to visit London a few days, you should definitely visit Notting Hill! Houses are coloured and it's wonderful! There is also the market (if you've seen the Notting Hill movie) with very typical stuff. We took a photo in front of the blue door where Hugh Grant lived with his roommate Spike in the movie. As you... More

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Old Warden, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The weather aside, the carnival was discussing, smashed glass, hurdles stopping entry all over the place, tube stations closed, waste food everywhere, drink and drugs galore, over crowded and horrible. The fact that houses and shops where boarded up gives you an idea what happens! It is not a nice event. It's a shame as it could be brilliant with... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely appalling place to be during carnival. The streets were piled high with rubbish and people were downing alcohol on the street, urinating in public. No way would you bring families into this spectacle. What a shame it has degenerated into a public display of the worst of human behaviour. Great area to stay if you at any other time... More

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