With Notting Hill Carnival 2017 steadily approaching, information is available for residents and visitors.
The world-famous carnival will take place on the August bank holiday weekend, Sunday 27 and Monday 28.
The celebration is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors alike. 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.
Carnival is organised each year by the London Notting Hill carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd (LNHCET).
Part of the carnival route enters Westminster so the council works closely with the LNHCET, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Met Police and 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.
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 area busier than usual.
This year, carnival will be particularly important and poignant as residents of North Kensington and the wider community continue to recover from the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire.
There will be a one-minute silence held at 3pm on both the Sunday and Monday to show respect for victims of the tragedy.
For more information on travel, see the Transport for London website.