Notting Hill Carnival 2018

Notting Hill Carnival 2018 took 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 was being organised by Notting Hill Carnival Limited. Westminster City Council is working worked 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. Road closures, traffic and travel

The following Westminster roads will be closed for the carnival between midnight Sunday 26 August and 4am Tuesday 28 August 2018:

  • Aldridge Road Villas
  • Alexander Street
  • Alexandra Mews
  • Alfred Road
  • Artesian Road
  • Bishop's Bridge Road from Porchester Road to Westbourne Grove
  • Botts Mews
  • Bridstow Place
  • Chepstow Road
  • Courtnell Street
  • Durham Terrace
  • Elgin Avenue between Harrow Road and Chippenham Road
  • Fermoy Road
  • Harrow Road from Ladbroke Grove to Great Western Road
  • Hatherley Grove
  • Hereford Road
  • Hormead Road
  • Kildare Gardens
  • Kildare Terrace
  • Lancaster Road
  • Leamington Road Villas
  • Ledbury Road
  • Monmouth Place
  • Monmouth Road
  • Moorhouse Road
  • Newton Road
  • Northumberland Place
  • Queensway between Westbourne Grove and Porchester Road (access will be allowed into Queensway from Bayswater Road to allow access to parking)
  • Redan Place
  • Shrewsbury Mews
  • Shrewsbury Road
  • St Luke's Road
  • St Stephen's Crescent
  • St Stephen's Gardens
  • St Stephen's Mews
  • Sutherland Place
  • Sutherland Terrace
  • Talbot Road
  • Tavistock Crescent
  • Wellington Close
  • Westbourne Gardens
  • Westbourne Grove
  • Westbourne Grove Terrace
  • Westbourne Park Road
  • Westbourne Park Villas
  • Western Road
  • Ledbury Road
  • Woodfield Place
  • Woodfield Road

Traffic will generally be diverted around the following ring route in both directions:

  • Harrow Road, Porchester Road, Bishops Bridge Road, Inverness Terrace, Bayswater Road, Notting Hill Gate
  • Holland Park Avenue, Uxbridge Road, Wood Lane, Scrubs Lane, Harrow Road

For more information on travel disruption, visit Transport for London.

3. Residents' booklet

For more information about event timings, road closures, and contact details for Westminster over the Notting Hill Carnival weekend, please read our dedicated residents’ booklet (PDF, 3.8MB).

4. Parking

For a map of parking suspensions and extended parking controls please see our parking leaflet (PDF, 300KB).

To allow new toilet locations there will be a small number of parking suspensions on the following roads between 0.01am and 11.59pm on the listed dates:

  • Tavistock Crescent - 20 August to 29 August
  • Aldridge Road Villas - 24 August to 29 August
  • Leamington Road Villas - 24 August to 29 August
  • Shrewsbury Road - 21 August to 29 August
  • Courtnell Street - 23 August to 29 August
  • Moorhouse Road - 23 August to 29 August
  • Sutherland Place - 23 August to 29 August
  • Northumberland Place - 23 August to 29 August
  • Artesian Road - 23 August to 29 August

5. Contact

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

Last updated: 31 August 2018
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