Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival 

Carnival information 2017

Safety and residents' access to their homes

SafetyInternational events have led the public agencies to consider any lessons that we can learn and review plans to keep Notting Hill Carnival as safe as possible. Residents and visitors will be aware that, to enable Carnival to take place, a number of roads are closed. This year, the closures have been supplemented by road barriers at key entry points to the route. This could lead to some congestion and we would ask that you bear with the police, who are working with us to ensure everyone’s safety.

There is no specific intelligence or additional threat relating to Notting Hill Carnival. We don't expect these measures to impact on people's enjoyment of Carnival and thank residents, businesses and visitors to Carnival for their continued support in keeping Carnival safe.

Residents' access to their homesThe Council would like to remind residents within the Notting Hill Carnival footprint to carry ID and proof of address on them during carnival weekend.

The Council's relationship with Carnival

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea does not organise Notting Hill Carnival - we facilitate the event. We recognise the impact Carnival has on the lives of those who live and work in Notting Hill and surrounding areas. Throughout the year we have worked closely with Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police, and the Carnival organisers, London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd (LNHCET) to ensure that not only do we have a great Carnival, but that we also get a fair deal for our residents.

Notting Hill Carnival is traditionally an event which brings Londoners from different backgrounds together in one joint celebration. This year’s Carnival will be particularly poignant in a year which has seen central London hit by devastating terrorist attacks and witnessed the unimaginable horror of the Grenfell Tower fire.

In a year of grief and trauma for the capital, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Councils are again proud to support Carnival. Both boroughs are the stage for an event which demonstrates the best of community spirit and showcases a London made up from many backgrounds but sharing one identity.

We recognise Carnival has a major impact on those who live and work in the area. Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Councils work closely with the organisers, London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust Ltd (LNHCET) to ensure that Carnival is safe and minimises the impact on residents.

Notting Hill Carnival Street Trading 2017

The applications for street trading at Notting Hill Carnival 2017 have opened and the reserve list will be opening shortly. If you would like to join the reserve list and have not done so already, you can find further information on street trading at Notting Hill Carnival.

Useful information

Below you will find information on how we manage the impact of the event in the Royal Borough.

Contact information

Carnival Office (Council offices), Pembroke Road Annexe, 37 Pembroke Road, W8 6PW

If your enquiry is regarding street trading or you are a resident in the borough and have any concerns then please contact the Carnival Office at

For any enquiries regarding floats, sound systems, marketing, fundraising or press accreditation at carnival, please contact the Carnival organisers directly at