Insider’s Guide: Celebrate Notting Hill Carnival With The 5 Best Rum Bars In London

Who’s coming down to NOTTINGHILL CARNIVAL??!

Repeating Islands


This guide to rum drinking in London by Valerie Denny appeared in Forbes.

With Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner (Aug. 24 and 25), we’re in the Caribbean spirit. And we’ve decided to get the party started a little early, so we asked a London insider for the best rum bars in London where you can get into the spirit of the islands with the perfect Dark and Stormy.

The Insider: George Frost, founder of The Duppy Share, a premium golden Caribbean rum that just launched last month exclusively at Selfridges. George previously worked as head of new business at Quintessentially, the luxury concierge service.

His Rum Credentials: ”I’m a self-professed Rum Adventurer with a love of all things rum and the Caribbean. This stems from childhood, the moment my brothers and I were able to wield a cricket bat, our parents [editor’s note: his father is…

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Flavour – Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix) [Official Video]

This Nigerian track was a massive hit for Flavour in both Nigeria and Trinidad especially during Carnival 2014. I love dancing to this, even though the song is about a prostitute?!!

It became the song that the Trinidadian Soca singer Denise Belfon did her own special take on with ‘Chuku Chuku’ and gave an amazing romantic performance at Soca Monarch. Please see her video in my next post.

Timaya Ft Machel Montano -Shake your bum bum

I love this song, sorry there isn’t an official video yet! Watch this space.

Collaboration between Nigerian singer Timaya (please search Nigeria under categories for Timaya) and Trinidad’s finest Machel Montano.

There seems to be a strong African feel to this years Soca tracks. Exciting!