Notting Hill Carnival is a world-renowned event enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors alike.
We realise carnival has a major impact on those who live and work in the area. This page provides essential information for our residents on everything from parking to the post-carnival clean-up.
The Notting Hill Carnival resident leaflet (PDF, 1.4MB) gives information and contact details for residents along the carnival route.
The Notting Hill Carnival is organised by the London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd (LNHCET), not Westminster City Council.
The council recognises the impact carnival can have on residents living in the area and tries to minimise this by:
The council would like to remind residents within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint to carry ID and proof of address during carnival weekend.
International events have led public agencies to consider any lessons we can learn and review plans to keep Notting Hill Carnival as safe as possible.
For the carnival to take place, a number of roads will be closed. This year, the closures have been supplemented by road barriers at key entry points to the route. This could lead to some congestion and we ask that you bear with the police who are working with us to ensure everyone’s safety.
We don't expect these measures to impact on people's enjoyment of carnival and thank residents, businesses and visitors for their continued support in keeping carnival safe.
Some residents might be able have their front garden or basement cleaned of litter following the carnival.
Find out if your street is eligible and register for this service. We will accept applications until August 31 but any submissions after August 25 may cause a delay in cleaning your property.
This service is to clear carnival rubbish only and is not a deep clean.
Noise levels will be monitored by council officers. If levels are too loud, we will ask that the volume is turned down.
All static sound systems operators must close down by 7pm and all music on the route will stop by 8.30pm - the planned closure of carnival.
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.
Because of a security review, police will again be maintaining the total Traffic Exclusion Zones overnight on the Sunday. The police can't give an exact time residents' vehicles will be allowed within the Traffic Exclusion zones on either night
The area must be safe for residents and those working on the clear up, including the roads being fully swept, before access is allowed. It's unlikely residents will be allowed access to their vehicles until the early hours of the morning on either day; you should only seek access at the road closure point closest to your property.
For more information, visit the Transport for London website.
Many parking bays will be suspended over the carnival weekend; most of these will be residential parking bays. You can't park in suspended bays during the dates and times on the suspension notices.
To protect residents’ parking in the areas around the main carnival site and route, the council has applied for a Temporary Traffic Order to extend resident parking controls until midnight in some streets. View the streets affected (PDF, 11.3MB) (shown within the shaded area of the map).
Temporary signs will be put up the below streets with full details for drivers.
View our parking information leaflet (PDF, 420KB) for more information.
The following streets will be affected: