Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest street Carnival in Europe, attracting thousands of visitors. Carnival is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike as one of the most consistent and visible cultural contributions made by London’s Caribbean community. The Council is proud to support this spectacular event and its organiser Notting Hill Carnival Ltd (NHCL), and provides operational support to the organisers.

While Carnival brings the streets of Notting Hill alive, we recognise the event does impact those who live and work in the area. We work closely with all agencies involved to ensure that Carnival is safe and spectacular but avoids unnecessary disruption for residents and businesses.

Notting Hill Carnival 2019 

Notting Hill Carnival 2019 Resident information and guide

The official residents’ information booklet has been produced by organisers NHCL and provides practical advice and tips for Carnival, including the route and event schedule, road closures and parking restrictions, public transport diversions and important safety information. A copy has been sent to every household and business in the Carnival footprint. You can also pick up a copy at any of the borough’s libraries and leisure centres or selected community centres.

The Organiser’s app features an interactive map and full performing artists’ listing, and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.


Contact information

Organiser general enquiries

Notting Hill Carnival (NHCL) for Carnival arenas, floats, stages, sound systems and press accreditation:

Council general enquiries

Before and after the event - Council's Carnival Office:

During the event - Council's Carnival enquiry line:

Please note: introducing this dedicated resident phone line during the event is a pilot scheme and is separate and smaller to the main weekday service. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible, but please be aware that Council staff working at the event may be responding to emergency issues.

For Council-managed housing:

  • tel: 0800 137 111 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

Specific issues

Street Trading

For the Council’s licensed Street Trading pitches:


Street and basement cleaning