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Plan Your Journey to Notting Hill Carnival

15 August 2017


PLAN YOUR JOURNEY to Notting Hill Carnival

27th August – 28th August 2017

The 51st annual Notting Hill Carnival brightening the streets of west London again this year with dance and music on August Bank Holiday weekend will be extremely busy.

We advise visitors to check before they travel and plan their journeys to and from Carnival.  Check the best options available to travel both Sunday and Monday.

As with previous years, the area will be closed off to traffic so the best way to get to the Carnival is by Tube, or bus or by foot.

Travelling by London Underground

The Notting Hill area will be extremely busy so, to help ease congestion, some stations around the Carnival area will close early or be ‘exit only’ at certain times on both Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August.

People travelling to the Carnival by Tube are advised to use Bayswater, High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Paddington, Shepherd’s Bush and Queen’s Park stations.

On both Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August, changes include:

These nearby stations may be busier than usual:

Travelling by London Overground

London Overground stations near to the Carnival: Queen’s Park, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green and Shepherd’s Bush.

Travelling by Bus

From around 05:00 on Sunday 27 August to 05:00 on Tuesday 29 August, buses around the event area will be on diversion or will terminate earlier than usual to avoid the road closures.

During these times, buses will start from the Prince of Wales on Harrow Road to the north of the carnival area. To the south of the carnival area, buses will start from Notting Hill Gate.

Affected bus routes include: 7, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 46, 52, 70, 94, 98, 148, 220, 228, 295, 316, 328, 332, 414, 452, N7, N16, N18, N28, N31, N98 and N207.

  • Extra buses will run on routes 2, 36 and 205 which can be found on Journey Planner as 2X, 36X and 205X
  • There will be extra day and night buses serving the Notting Hill Carnival, but buses in west London are expected to be busier than usual, so allow plenty of time for your journey


Some bus routes will be on diversion due to local road closures. Diversions will be in place from the first bus on Sunday morning 27 August until around 05:00 on Tuesday 29 August.

Please visit Transport For London website for regular updates, real time travel news, maps & first and last train times –


For media enquiries:

Donna Lambert, Communications Director

Tel: 07772394765


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