Notting Hill Carnival Guide

Plan your Carnival experience with our handy Notting Hill Carnival guide. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grab some jerk chicken and dance to Caribbean beats; Carnival tips and transport information or the Notting Hill Carnival route map, you’ll find everything you need to know for a day out at London’s biggest street party.

Dates, tips and map for the 2014 Notting Hill Carnival

About Notting Hill Carnival Guide

Plan your Carnival experience with our handy Notting Hill Carnival guide. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grab some jerk chicken and dance to Caribbean beats; Carnival tips and transport information or the Notting Hill Carnival route map, you’ll find everything you need to know for a day out at London’s biggest street party.

Notting Hill Carnival 2014

23 August:

  • Saturday: 19:00-22:00
  • National Panorama Competition
  • A free, open-air celebration of Caribbean rhythms and steel bands.

24 August:

  • Sunday: 06:00-20:30
  • J’Ouvert from 06:00 to 09:00
  • Family Day Parade starts at 10:00
  • A child-friendly carnival party.

25 August:

  • Monday: 10:00-20:30
  • Main Day
  • The main carnival parade. Expect colourful floats, stages, sound systems, street food and pop-up bars.
Event times may be subject to change.

More than 1 million visitors are expected at the carnival.

Top Carnival Tips:

  • Remember hats and sun cream
  • Arrange places to meet your group
  • Check out the sound systems
  • Try Caribbean street food from stalls
  • Keep your belongings secure
  • Keep hydrated
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes
  • Relax, and get into the Caribbean vibe!

Plan Your Journey:

Check the TfL Journey Planner for updates on your outward and return journey: www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Think Bus! There will be extra night buses during the carnival weekend. Buses will be diverted away from the carnival area from Sunday morning until Tuesday morning.

Underground Stations: Ladbroke Grove – closed, Westbourne Park – disrupted, Royal Oak – disrupted, Latimer Road – disrupted, Notting Hill Gate – disrupted, Holland Park – unaffected, Queensway – unaffected, Bayswater – unaffected, Paddington – unaffected.

Enjoy the flavours of the carnival:

Tuck into jerk chicken, rice and peas, patties, curries and fried plantain with rum punch or fresh fruit juices.

Download the app: www.notting-hill-carnival-mapp.com
Search for all street food stalls, bars, sound systems and services by downloading the free Notting Hill Carnival mApp. Available from Google Play and the App Store.

For more information visit: www.visitlondon.com/carnival

Supported by Mayor of London.