Carnival occurs from Saturday 25th August until Monday 27th August 2018.
Europe’s greatest street festival usually announces its arrival with J’ouvert early on Sunday morning. Children’s day and the children’s parade follows later the same day. Traditionally things warm up on Monday when the crowds arrive in larger numbers for the Grand Finale and for the static sound systems, of which there are more than 30.
The schedule is not yet fixed for 2018, so check back here for regular updates on what’s planned.
Notting Hill Carnival is big… very big. It is the expression of Caribbean culture brought alive on the streets of London. There is so much to see that to experience it all in a single weekend would be impossible. Instead, plan your weekend ahead. Decide what sound systems you want to go to. Pick times and vantage places to watch the amazing floats on the procession.
Timings and scheduling are not yet fixed and changes to Carnival are likely this year. Although the fun will start at 10.00am on both Sunday and Monday. Be sure to follow our Twitter news feed @W11Carnival to keep abreast of updates as they are announced.