I’ve been to many festivals and carnivals in the past, but one i’ve always wanted to visit is Nottinghill Carnival in East London.
After finishing uni, me and my friends vowed to meet up at least twice a year and visit some place new! My friend Hannah lives in Surrey so we thought Nottinghill Carnival would be perfect!
We’d had trains booked for weeks and we all couldn’t wait.
We went on children’s day so thought it would be less busy. It wasn’t… However, the carnival itself was great! It was like one big street party with Caribbean food being sold everywhere and mini sound systems in the street where everyone was dancing.
One bit I was looking forward to the most was the parade… We only managed to catch a few floats because of the large crowds but everyone was so friendly. I loved seeing the children dressed up and dancing. It evoked such a sense of community!
Although I wasn’t feeling too good I had a really great day. The weather managed to hold out and I just enjoyed being around my friends who I hadn’t seen in a while. Even if we did lose one of them and go home at 7:30…
It was a great way to spend the bank holiday :)