There is hardly anything more popular from Brazil than its colourful, musical and highly entertaining Carnival. Taking place 51 days before Easter, this festival is perhaps Brazil’s biggest tourism influx. However, being far from Brazil does not mean you get to miss all the fun. London has been a Carnival destination for many years thanks to its many events, and even its Rio-London Carnival Exchange which took place in 2012. The event brought together 500 UK and Brazilian artists and turned Kingsland Road into a tiny Sambódromo. It was celebrated as a rite of passage between London’s 2012 and Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games.