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Notting Hill Carnival: Pictures that prove west London is home to the best festival on the planet

These photos prove that it's a celebration like no other

Filling the streets with a sea of vibrant colours, Caribbean rhythms and all-round good vibes, Notting Hill Carnival is a must-see for every Londoner at least once in their lives.

It takes place every August Bank Holiday weekend with music, family fun, food and, of course, the grand parade.

And these photos prove that it's a celebration like no other. Here's why we think Notting Hill Carnival is the BEST festival going.

The vibrant colours

The Notting Hill Carnival is a sea of vibrant colours(Image: Getty Images Europe)
Juliana Campos and her nine-year-old daughter Bella perform during the second and final day(Image: PA)

The costumes

That is one amazing outfit(Image: PA)
This dancer looks FIERCE(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The live music

Spice performs at the 'Red Bull Music Academy Soundsystem'(Image: Getty Images Europe)
Dre Skull performs at the 'Red Bull Music Academy Soundsystem'(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The history

The moves

Dancers perform during the Family Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival(Image: PA)
Spice poses at the 'Red Bull Music Academy Soundsystem(Image: Getty Images Europe)

The community spirit

People cheer after observing a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire(Image: PA)

The humour

More dance moves

The party atmosphere

Crowds at the 'Red Bull Music Academy Soundsystem' at Notting Hill Carnival(Image: Getty Images Europe)

What more could you need? We already can't wait for carnival 2018!

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