Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival 

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.

Safety International 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.

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

Carnival information 2016 

For the latest real time information and up-to-date maps download the Official Notting Hill Carnival App.

Notting Hill Carnival Street Trading 2017

The application process for Notting Hill Carnival Street Trading 2017 will be opening shortly. In the meantime you can find further information on street trading at Notting Hill Carnival. 

Please continue to check the site for further updates regarding application process opening dates.

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