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Notting Hill Carnival service changes

Find out about trading, parking and road closures for the Notting Hill Carnival.

Published on: 8 June 2022

Last updated: 4 August 2022

Road closures, traffic and travel

To create a safe environment during the carnival, there are a number of road closures.  

Only carnival floats, pre-authorised event vehicles and emergency vehicles will be allowed into the area. 

  • residents should remove vehicles from carnival area by 6am on Sunday 28 August, or the night before if possible (of great help to the police) 
  • there is no overnight access for vehicles 
  • the police will be checking all vehicles entering the area and surrounding streets and vehicles without accreditation will not gain access 
  • subject to police decision, road closures occur until 6am on Tuesday, please leave it as late as possible before driving back into the area 

The following Westminster roads will be closed for the carnival between 6am on Sunday 28 August and 6am on Tuesday 30 August 2022: 

  • 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 the Transport for London website.

Roads will be opened by the police as soon as it’s safe to do so.