Are You Heading for the Carnival this Weekend?

Follow our guide to getting around Notting Hill

This year's Notting Hill Carnival, one of London's most colourful events, is on August 28 and 29, starting at 9am and finishing at 7pm on both days.

Transport for London advises visitors to arrive early and leave as early as possible to reduce your travelling time and avoid queues.

TfL also offers the following information about travelling to and from the Carnival:

To find your way around, and locate the nearest tube stations and bus routes, use the interactive map on the TfL website.

Some bus routes will be disrupted or on diversion. Check the map for details and Live Travel News before you travel.

For safety reasons, some tube stations may close temporarily to prevent overcrowding. It may be worthwhile waiting until the station reopens instead of going to a different station.

Help us to keep stations open by arranging to meet up with friends outside stations and not leaving any bags unattended.

Drinking, or carrying open containers of, alcohol is not permitted on the Tube.

Stations with restrictions

    Ladbroke Grove
  • Closed on August 28 and 29
    Latimer Road
  • Closes at 11.30pm on August 28 and 29
    Notting Hill Gate
  • Exit only midday - 7pm on August 28 and 29
  • Circle and District line trains will not stop at this station between midday and 7pm
    Royal Oak
  • Exit only 11am - 6pm on August 28 and 29
  • Closes at 6pm on both days
    Westbourne Park
  • Exit only 11am - 6pm on August 28 and 29
  • Closes at 11.30pm on both days

Alternative stations

  • If you're travelling on the Circle or District lines, use this station between midday and 7pm, as both lines will not stop at Notting Hill Gate
  • Paddington
  • You may want to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate or Royal Oak, which both have restrictions on August 28 and 29
  • Other nearby stations are High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Queen’s Park and Shepherd’s Bush

Overground stations

  • Nearest Overground stations are Queen’s Park, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green and Shepherd’s Bush
  • A regular timetable will run across the Overground network August 28 and 29, with a Saturday timetable on Monday August 29

Barclays Cycle Hire

A number of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations in the Notting Hill area will be suspended. Check our docking stations page for details


Plan your journey here.

Using your Oyster card

  • Due to high passenger numbers at stations, we may need to leave ticket barriers open
  • If you can't touch in or out, any maximum fare incurred will be refunded automatically to your card when you next use it on the Tube (within seven days from the end of the Carnival)

August 26, 2011



Related links

Related Links

Notting Hill Carnival

Transport for London

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For further information visit or phone 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or speak to station staff.