Notting Hill Carnival celebrates Windrush legacy in blaze of colour
BBC News says Londoners celebrating Caribbean culture at Notting Hill Carnival have been back winding their way through the streets of west London for the famous parade’s 55th incarnation.
Thumping sound systems accompanied colourful feathered bands with representations of everywhere from Martinique to Mauritius.
Commemorating 75 years since the first Windrush arrivals, Transport for London teamed up with the Windrush Generation Association to provide a float for the veterans to celebrate.
In another poignant tribute, sound systems fell silent for 72 seconds on both Sunday and Monday to remember the victims of Grenfell, the tower which can be seen from various parts of the route.
Celebrities including Lily Allen, Idris Elba and Nick Grimshaw were among those partying at this year’s carnival, and it was expected more than two million people would have taken to the streets by the end of the bank holiday.