Streatham springs to life this Saturday, as the Lane and Vale Carnival pounds through its streets. Your ears will twitch to the sound of samba bands, the Bollywood Brass Band, and your eyes will thrill at the Giant Mechanical Elephant and the Binbot, a hot pink creation made from 33 wheelie bins. There are two parades, one at 10.30am (get there early to bag a good place on the route), one at noon. We recommend the earlier one for maximum pizzazz. Free. Saturday from 10am. More here