Every year at the end of August, the Notting Hill Carnival takes place in London, it is one of the largest and mad in Europe, right in the centre of Notting Hill.
The festival takes place every year during the last Bank Holiday in August, spread over 2 days: Sunday is Kid's day, while Monday is the main day of the party.
On Monday, loads of people start going into the streets of the Carnival as early as midday, obviously not forgetting to bring beer and spirits, essential components of the event, together with the different sound systems all over the place.
The music genres of the Carnival are dubstep, house, R&B and African folk, but there are also unofficial sound systems all over, some in apartments and some on balconies and roofs. Unfortunately you will not be able to take part in these private parties unless you know the owners of the house or if you're not invited, but not to worry, there will be plenty of fun in the street.
Light drugs such as grass are tolerated on a day like this as long as it's smoked discreetly and of course if you don't go and smoke a giant joint right outside the police that are guarding the whole area.
With its unique atmosphere and the large quantities of alcohol, probably Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most devastating parties but unfortunately we have to accept that it ends at 11 pm, also because the following day Londoners will all be in work.