FAQs


Where does Notting Hill Carnival take place?

The Carnival spreads across W2 / W9 / W10 / W11 in West London. Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Wesbourne Park and Maida Vale areas. 

See our maps page


When is the event?

Summer Bank Holiday Weekend, 25 – 27 August 2018


How do I get there?

TRAIN  London Paddington

TUBE  Notting Hill Gate / Westbourne Park / Ladbroke Grove. 
Please check carnival weekend restrictions: Transport for London

Disability access available at: 


When's the best time to come? 

Our event times are as followed. However you are welcome to come any time around these..

Saturday 6pm – 11pm

Sunday 6am – 7pm 

Monday 12pm – 7pm


What should I bring with me?

Bring plenty of water and maybe an umbrella!


Is it a family event?

Yes of course! We have a Children’s Day Parade too on Sun 26 Aug.


Is there food available?

You can purchase water, drinks and food from our many food stalls around carnival. 

Enjoy carnival's dishes and flavours from the Caribbean: Jerk Chicken, Roti, Rice 'n Peas, Corn on the Cob … 


What facilities are there?

During the event we have many facilities available to the public, you can find more information about this on our maps page.

Here's a quick glance: Toilets, First Aid points, Lost and Found