Notting Hill Carnival is back this August Bank Holiday weekend with millions set to attend.

There are set to be incredible floats, displays, amazing outfits, scrumptious food and much more. 

But getting to Notting Hill might be harder than usual this year, as huge crowds are expected and train strikes over the weekend could affect travel for some.

Don't panic just yet though, as there are still plenty of useful transport links that can still get you to the carnival without missing out on any of the fun. 

We've even saved you a job and worked out all the ways that you can get to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. 

How to get to Notting Hill Carnival


If you were thinking of driving to the festival, you might need to re-think as many roads in the area will be closed to make way for the parade. 

You can see the full list of road closures here


If you're taking the Tube, you'll need to check the route before you head out.

The nearest Tube stations for the carnival are: 

  • Notting Hill Gate: Exit only from 11am-6pm
  • Royal Oak: Exit only 11am-6pm, closes at 6pm
  • Westbourne Park: Exit only 11am-6pm, closes at 11.30pm
  • Hollan Park: Exit only from 11am to 3pm, closes at 3pm
  • Ladbroke Grove will be closed
  • Latimer Road: Closes at 11.30pm

There are some planned Tube works taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend that you will also need to be made aware of. 

Bank Holiday Tube service for Notting Hill Carnival 

DLR: Saturday 19 to Monday 28 August, no service between Canning Town and Stratford International. Please use Jubilee line services.

London Overground: Sunday 27 and Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, no service between Barking and Barking Riverside.

Piccadilly Line: Saturday 26, Sunday 27 and Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge.

Waterloo & City Line: Closed on weekends and public bank holidays. 

To get more information on TfL services, head to the TfL website.