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Notting Hill Carnival fever sweeps London

Notting Hill Carnival fever has hit London. Photo: ITV News

Europe's biggest street festival has hit the capital with exotic dancers, vibrant music and Caribbean food livening up London.

One of the dancers takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

The colourful celebrations continue what has been a remarkable year for the capital, coming between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

One of the dancers takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

Brightly costumed dancers and traditional floats paraded along the three-and-a-half mile route on the carnival's 48th year.

One of the dancers with a police officer takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

They were cheered on by thousands of people in the streets to the beat of steel drums and sound systems.

Revellers at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

Police officers showed off their moves as face-painted children and families joined in the party atmosphere.

Police Sergeant Siobhan Elliot dances with revellers at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

Today was the carnival's family day and children and young people travelled on many of the floats from schools, community groups and sports clubs which were decorated with flags, flowers, feathers and jewels.

Dancers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Credit: PA

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