Notting Hill Carnival is all fun and games but with road closures and thousands of visitors, getting there can be a bit of an issue.

Getwestlondon lets you know where and when to avoid certain areas to ensure getting to and from Carnival this August bank holiday does not ruin your day .

For those of you not lucky enough to live on the route, the tube is the best way to get there, but be aware of restrictions on both Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25.


Bayswater, Queensway and Paddington

Good news! These three stations will be operating as normal - but expect big crowds.

Notting Hill Gate

On both Sunday (Children’s Day) and Monday the station will be exit only between midday and 6pm so don’t try to wrestle with the crowds to get in.

There will be no interchange between the Central and District or Circle lines on either day.

On Monday the Circle and District lines will not stop at Notting Hill Gate from midday to 7:30pm

Ladbroke Grove

Don’t even attempt to go here - it will be closed on both days

Royal Oak

Exit only from 11am to 6pm on both days.

Westbourne Park

Exit only from 11am until 11:30pm on both days.

Latimer Road

The station will close at 11:30pm on Sunday and Monday.

High Street Kensington , Holland Park and Queens Park stations are slightly further away but will be operating as normal so if you don’t mind a walk and want to put off crowd-wrestling for a little longer, these three could be your best option.


Extra services will be in operation but no buses will enter the Carnival area from early on Sunday Morning until the first service on Tuesday morning.

On both Sunday and Monday, buses will start at Notting HIll Gate in the South and from Harrow Road in the north.

Night buses are affected as well - the N7, N18, N28, N31 and N52 will all be diverted.


Don’t think using the healthy, eco-friendly mode of transport will get you any closer - the nearest bike-docking stations, in Chepstow Villas and Pembridge Road - were removed for Carnival last year.

Use TfL's route planner to make sure you don't get caught out.