July 24, 2012, 7:05 am-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Notting Hill Carnival has been taking to the streets of West London since 1966 with its own unique blend of Caribbean music, food and culture. 2012 is a special year for Londoners thanks to the London Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and so this year's Notting Hill Carnival is rumoured to be even bigger, better and just that extra bit special.
After evolving from a small local affair for Notting Hill's resident Caribbean community in the mid sixties to the largest street party in Europe, the Notting Hill Carnival is now one of the most popular annual London events. More than one million party-hungry revellers descend on Notting Hill over the August Bank Holiday weekend, which this year takes place on 26 and 27 August. Floats filled with costumed dancers and musicians cruise along the streets by day, while the local clubs are filled with Caribbean musical flavours by night.
Carnival is always hectic, busy, crowded and exhausting, but it also boasts an electrifying atmosphere, delicious food, good vibes and amazing music.
To take it all in and really make the most of this extravaganza, HotelMap.com advises visitors to book a stay in a London hotel near to Notting Hill. HotelMap.com makes finding accommodation easier thanks to its easy to use map system. Hotels are displayed on a searchable, drop-and-drag map of London . HotelMap.com users can search for hotels based on location, vicinity to key landmarks and top sights and price. Hotel results can be filtered based on distance to tube stations and highly scored restaurants.
HotelMap.com suggests two London hotels near to Notting Hill that have been discounted this summer. The first is Princes Square . With double rooms available from £83 per night thanks to reductions of 72% this three-star hotel is a great mid-range choice.
For those with slightly deeper pockets the four-star Abbey Court Notting Hill, located right by Notting Hill Gate tube station is available for £158 per room, per night including a 60% discount.