August 13, 2013, 8:24 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Notting Hill Carnival has been injecting noise and colour into London's West End since 1966, when it was established by the Caribbean community. It is now Europe 's biggest street party, featuring floats, costumed dancers, calypso and soca musicians, and in excess of a million revellers of all ages. To coincide with the August Bank Holiday event, booking website LondonTown.com has announced discounted rates on a number of London hotels in the area.
The Carnival Bands start at around 9am on Sunday 25th August and at the same time on Monday 26th. The Sunday is officially designated Children's Day, and Monday is for Adults. Dozens of Djs will entertain the crowds across Static Sound Systems 40 rigs. The usual mix of latin jazz, reggae, garage, hip hop and samba will dominate the decks. Highlights include Gaz's Rockin' Blues stage, which emits sounds heavy on the jazz-reggae.
Visitors are advised to use public transport as most of the local roads are closed to vehicles. Some underground stations may be temporarily closed if they become overcrowded, so revellers should check their planned route before departing.
Probably the egalitarian highlight of the London summer, the Notting Hill Carnival is free of charge for everyone, but partiers coming from outside the capital might be able to make use of LondonTown.com, which has recently announced discounts on a number of London hotels close to the action.
Among the London hotels participating in the offer, the Abbey Court Notting Hill has cut 27% off the standard room rate for double and twin rooms. The discount brings the cost of a night's stay down to £128. The Abbey Court is located on Pembridge Gardens, less than ten minutes' walk from the heart of the Carnival.
On the same street, 10 Pembridge Gardens by Mondo is a collection of studio apartments available for nightly rental. During the Carnival, they are offering studio rooms at a 20% discount, bringing the cost of a night's stay down to just £110.
Both deals are available exclusively when booking via LondonTown.com. Contact the website for more discounted London hotels, and for more information on this year's Notting Hill Carnival. http://www.LondonTown.com