Sunday 26 August at Notting Hill Carnival is known as 'Family Day'.

Carnival will begin bright and early - perfect for those with youngsters - with the J'Ouvert opening ceremony of dancing and musical performances from 6am-9am.

Festivities will then continue until noon when the children's carnival will be in full swing, weaving through the streets of Notting Hill.

Bank Holiday Monday 27 August is considered 'Adults Day' and is the main parade day.

Carnival bands, dancers, floats and performers will start navigating Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove from around 9am with the Carnival parade finishing its procession by 7pm. The whole Carnival is free to attend.

 

Thousands of people are expected to attend both days so it's worth checking our transport updates so you know what areas to avoid and how to make your journey to and from Carnival as smooth as possible. We have even put together a Notting Hill Carnival toilets guide for you!

Once the floats leave the streets, lots of Carnival-goers will disperse across London and continue the festivities at the many Notting Hill Carnival after-parties .