Notting Hill Carnival in pictures: Colourful costumes and plenty of feathers as thousands party on the streets of west London

Thousands of people have been partying through the streets of west London for the adults parade of Notting Hill Carnival.

Colourfully-costumed carnival-goers were joined by celebrities including Lily Allen, Idris Elba and Nick Grimshaw for the second and final day of the street party on Monday.

The carnival is an annual celebration of Caribbean culture and history which first took place in 1966.

It attracts up to two million people a year - making it one of the largest street festivals in the world.

Here we take a look at some of the incredible photographs from this year.