Notting Hill Carnival 2018

Notting Hill Carnival 2018 takes place on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August. 

As the biggest event of its kind in Europe, we know carnival has a major impact on those who live and work along the carnival route. The 2018 carnival is being organised by Notting Hill Carnival Limited. Westminster City Council is working closely with the organisers, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, partner agencies, the Metropolitan Police Service and other emergency services to minimise the impact of the event on residents and the local area.

The council does this by providing public toilets, managing street trading sites, enforcing unlicensed activity, removing rubbish from the carnival route each night and offering a free garden and basement cleaning service after the event to residents within the carnival footprint.

1. Street trading

We invite applications for temporary street trading licences. Interest for a pitch should be registered with the Carnival Team at

2. Post-event clean up

If you live on the carnival route, you can request a free cleaning service for your garden. We will accept applications until Thursday 23 August 2018.

Only litter from the event will be cleared (eg food, packaging, cups, etc). We're not able to clear toilet waste from private property (but public toilets are provided).


3. Road closures and transport

There will be road closures in the Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park areas over the bank holiday weekend. The road closures will also make traffic around the event areas busier than usual. For more information on travel disruption, visit Transport for London.

4. Contact

If you have any queries please contact the Carnival Team on 0207 641 2390 or email

Last updated: 18 July 2018
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