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The Vintage Guide To London | July 25, 2017

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Vintage Walk: Notting Hill - More Than Just A Carnival

Vintage Walk: Notting Hill – More Than Just A Carnival

Head on a vintage walk through Notting Hill and let your tour guide Barrie tell you the story of the West Indians who settled there over the years starting in the 1950s. You’ll hear about the major issues that affect them such as prejudice, slum landlords, police brutality and riots.

Then you’ll hear how the most famous political scandal of the twentieth century “shot” to fame in Notting Hill! And why the main protagonists in this, still talked about saga, came to the area in search of the good times – and discovered they weren’t so good!

You’ll discover how following the “swinging sixties”, Notting Hill became the area of choice for the “hippy” movement and welcomed in the counter-culture. You’ll also find out how Ladbroke Grove became London’s equivalent of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury during the so called “summer of love”.

You’ll also hear about how the now world famous Notting Hill carnival went from a troubled beginning to its stature today as Britain’s (and probably Europe’s) greatest street festival.

Walk time: two hours
Costs £10, payable on the day
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