We're back with another live blog as revellers head back to the streets of Notting Hill for another day of street performances, music and tastes from around the world.
Yesterday's family day brought young performers into the streets, as a precursor to the Monday - viewed as the more lively party day of Notting Hill Carnival .
So strap yourselves in as we take you through the must-see attractions of the carnival, advice on getting here and updates on the main talking points.
To get you in the mood, here's a video of yesterday's parade getting under way, as seen from the unusual perspective of a resident's sitting room.
There is sure to be a lot more in store today, and you'll hear about it all here.
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Enjoy the rest of the festivities
And with that it’s time to call it a day.
Thanks for joining us today. Enjoy the rest of the evening and stay safe.
50 more arrests at the carnival
Police have now arrested more than 150 people over the two days of the carnival.
There had been a total of 156 arrests as of 2pm today, including 85 for drugs offences and 26 for possession of a knife.
Five people were stabbed on the opening day, and there had been 105 arrests by 10pm on the Sunday night.
Police said no further stabbings had been reported on the Monday.
Watch the action on the streets outside Kensington Temple
Amy Avent’s been enjoying the sights and sounds outside Kensington Temple, from where she sent this video.
“The streets are packed and the atmosphere is electric,” says Amy Avent, who is reporting from the carnival for getwestlondon.
Huge crowds at Notting Hill Gate
Our reporter Amita Joshi is battling against the crowds at Notting Hill Gate Tube station, as this video shows.
Volunteer clocks up 52 years at the carnival
Congratulations to this stalwart of the Notting Hill Carnival!
Police officer gets hot under the collar as women show him how to twerk
This police officer didn’t have much choice about becoming part of the entertainment.
When two women pressed him up against a barrier and started twerking, he saw the funny side and pretended to mop his brow as he got a bit hot under the collar.
Dancing police officers? Tick
It’s one of the first things to tick off if you’re playing carnival bingo - police constables swaying, often rather self-consciously, while on duty.
Capital FM newsreader Holly Jones took this video of officers moving to the beat today.
Dancers getting into the groove already
It’s early days but dancers are already getting into the groove and shaking their tail feathers. There’s some impressive plumage on display in this short video.
Drink plenty of water, slap on sun cream and wear sensible shoes
Some handy advice from the London Ambulance Service on staying healthy at this year’s carnival.
It treated more than 400 patients yesterday at the street festival and said it had already treated five people today by 1pm.
More than 400 people treated by paramedics yesterday at the carnival
London Ambulance Service says that, together with St John Ambulance, its staff treated more than 400 patients on day one of the carnival, 74 of whom were taken to hospital.
Police not laughing as they seize nitrous oxide worth over £2,000
More than 150 canisters of nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, were seized on the opening day of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Police also confiscated over 500 cans of lager which they found a man selling illegally from a wheelie bin at the street festival.
Laughing gas was one of many formerly legal highs which were prohibited earlier this year.
Ladbroke Grove station closed today
If you’re heading to the carnival today, don’t forget that Ladbroke Grove tube station is closed.
You can check out our full Notting Hill Carnival travel guide to make sure you don’t get caught out.
More than 100 arrests as first day is marred by violence
The first day of the carnival was sadly marred by violence, including four stabbings reported in the space of just over half-an-hour during the afternoon.
Police said 105 people had been arrested as of 10pm yesterday, mainly for drugs offences or for carrying a knife.
Good morning. If you’re heading to the carnival today, there’s good news on the weather front.
The Met Office predicts that while a few light showers are possible, it will be dry, bright and warm for the majority of the day.
The weather is set to be best in the afternoon, when forecasters expect long spells of sunshine, and temperatures are expected to peak at 24C.