Notting Hill Carnival 2019

Notting Hill Carnival 2019 takes place on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August.

As the biggest event of its kind in Europe, we know the carnival has a major impact on those who live and work along the route. The 2019 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

Applications to trade in Westminster at Notting Hill Carnival are now open. Please read our street trading guide (PDF, 1MB) carefully before applying. 

Please return completed street trading application form (PDF, 83KB) to

The deadline for street trading applications is Thursday 20 June 2019.

2. Road closures, traffic and travel

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, see the Transport for London website.

3. Contact

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

Last updated: 21 May 2019
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