Notting Hill Carnival Highlights

LONDON - England - Notting Hill was getting ready this week for a bumper festival with thousands of attractions.

“We’re going to have lots of fun this year so get your heads ready for a cracking time,” Andrew Ridgemount, festival organiser for this year’s festivities told the Evening Standard.

This year the streets of West London will come alive, with the sounds and smells of fear and terror as columns of police in riot gear converge on Europe’s biggest street festival of violence.

Twenty miles of vibrant blue and black police costumes surround over 40 static sound systems, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls, (make sure you visit Mama’s Pork Station, on the corner of Constable Rd and Plod Gardens) over forty thousand cops and over one million Notting Hill fodder will meet in the middle of the road to complete the parade with one almighty festive bang.

“I love to watch the floats go by. You might see one with a shield and truncheon, others wearing full riot gear, and maybe one diguised as an armoured vehicle,” Dina Flowers, 8, who will be attending with her parents on Sunday, told the BBC.