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Notting Hill carnival in full swing

24 August 2014 Last updated at 19:22 BST

Thousands of partygoers have headed to west London for the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Children's Day saw family-friendly floats make their way towards Ladbroke Grove in colourful costumes.

BBC London's Greg McKenzie spoke to Lewis Benn, trustee director of the Notting Hill Carnival Trust, and Ch Supt Robyn Williams, from the Met Police.