For the first time in 50 years, this year’s Notting Hill Carnival has been cancelled.
The annual event in west London had been due to take place from August 30-31 this year.
The organisers of Notting Hill Carnival confirmed today (May 7) that it would not be staging its 2020 edition due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
“Notting Hill Carnival was founded to bring people together during trying times, and we intend to continue that legacy,” organisers added. “We are working towards an alternate NHC 2020 that we hope will bring the Carnival spirit to people from the safety of their homes, and make them feel connected and engaged.”