The Borough hosts two internationally known annual events Chelsea Flower Show and Notting Hill Carnival was well as more local events.
Every August Bank Holiday since 1966, the streets of Notting Hill have come alive with music and dancing, in one of London’s most exciting events. Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival, and is second only to Rio de Janiero worldwide.
A unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Holland Park. Around six different operas are presented every season. Many are famous classics, but the company often stages less well known works.
Image: Anne Sophie Duprels as Zazà and Joel Montero as Milio in Opera Holland Park 2017 production of Zazà © Robert Workman for Opera Holland Park
Festive artisan market in Kensington Town Square (between the Town Hall and the Library). There will be vendors selling a mix of handmade and fair-trade products - Christmas gifts, fashion, accessories, jewellery, home ware and festive craft stalls, alongside food stalls, a mulled wine stall and a coffee and cake stall. Community choirs and a Snow Queen will provide entertainment.
For one weekend each September 800+ buildings of architectural interest across London open their doors giving free access, walks, talks and tours.