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Notting hill carnival

Two million revellers are expected at Notting Hill's 33rd annual carnival, this bank holiday Sunday and Monday. Tomorrow is devoted to children, while adult festivities take place on Monday. The celebrations start each day at noon, finishing between 7pm-7.30pm. Horniman's Pleasance is also the venue for the National Steel Bands' Panorama on tonight, 7-11.30pm. These 12 Steel bands continue playing over the weekend and as the Carnival winds along the streets attractions will also include Mas' (75 costume bands), Calypso, and both Soca (a fusion of soul and calypso) and Static Sound Systems.

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Fastfood: Hard day at the office? Bit peckish? Fancy some company? Get some posh grub down the pub

You're home for work, haven't had a chance to nip to Sainsbury's and the prospect of another night in front of the television munching beans on toast is less than alluring. What to do? Take yourself down to your local. In case you hadn't noticed, that smoky Earl-of-something on the corner, habituated by old men clutching their pints, has either already had its boozer-to-gastropub makeover, or is shrouded in scaffolding awaiting its metamorphosis.

Places: Cafe Med, Notting Hill

IF the words "romance" and "restaurant chain" seem entirely incongruous, it's probably about time you visited Cafe Med. The Mediterranean food specialists have five restaurants dotted around the trendier parts of London. Comfy leather seats, candlelight and discreet tables nestling in the nooks and crannies of the Notting Hill branch make it the ideal place to snuggle up with a few glasses of red wine. Despite the so-hip- it-hurts location, and a celebrity clientele including Chris Evans and Mick Jagger, the feel is very low-key. The staff act like your best friends and are so unpretentious that they even hide their Carlton London Restaurant Award upstairs.

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AT THE LONDON CLUB FACE

This gig is definitely the "don't miss event" this weekend. Uninvited is the brain-child of Mark Herman. As style guru at London's top clubs, it was his thankless mission in life to keep the undesirables outside. He's now channelling his energies into creating the best club nights in the world.

Food Stuff: Your morning slice - the crostini of the 90s

If the fridge is bare and tonight you have to resort to that old standby, beans on toast - don't fret, you're in good company. You could be eating the same supper as customers at one of London's trendiest restaurants.

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