In pictures: Getting ready for Notting Hill Carnival
Costumers from carnival club Elimu have been working 10-12 hours a day, seven days a week, to make 125 costumes. The costume designs were created in Easter, and the team has spent the last three months making them.
Beats and barbecues at the Notting Hill Carnival
"Anybody who departs Notting Hill Gate station is immediately hit by the distinctive sounds, smells and sights of carnival. Whistles shriek, horns bellow and in the distance is the rumble of bass lines being emitted by hundreds of speakers. The crowds pass beneath the empty grand houses of west London, their gates and windows sealed off by wooden boards, many of which have been utilised by graffiti artists - or those just wanting to leave their mark."
Notting Hill Carnival: Thousands enjoy sound, soca and sun
Hundreds of thousands of revellers descended on Notting Hill for the final day of carnival. Rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture and celebrating community cohesion, the event took on extra significance following the Grenfell Tower tragedy Colourful floats passed within half a mile of the blackened tower and revellers were encouraged to lower their music and walk respectably.