Notting Hill Carnival: Met Police confident on preparations
24 August 2012 Last updated at 20:30 BST
This weekend's Notting Hill Carnival comes hot on the heels of two other major policing events in London - the Jubilee and the Olympics.
The Metropolitan Police says it is confident it is well prepared - as are the performers taking part.
BBC London's Warren Nettleford talks to Commander Christine Jones and Kelly Rajpaulsingh of The Bacchanalia Band.