The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that takes place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington, each August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday). It is a bouquet of people from all cultures dancing to the tunes of the Carribean music. It is led by members of the British West Indian community, and attracts around two and a half million people annually, making it one of the world's largest street festivals, and a significant event in Black British culture. The streets were again awash with colour and filled with music as revellers faced temperature highs of 33C on sunday & 31C on Monday. It was thought to be the hottest ever carnival. Meanwhile, a 72-second silences were also observed on both days at 3 pm to pay tribute to the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.