Notting Hill Carnival 2023

Schedule of events and information for residents, businesses and visitors for Notting Hill Carnival.

Carnival is a well-loved event that draws thousands. The borough welcomes local residents as well as visitors, to the borough and London alike, as together we celebrate the culture, history and wider contributions of the Caribbean community.

Carnival begins at 10am on Sunday 27 August and 10.30am on bank holiday Monday 28 August. Take a look at the official schedule, including fringe events taking place across the weekend, on the Notting Hill Carnival Ltd website.

Welcome to Carnival

A message from Matthew Phillip, Chief Executive of Notting Hill Carnival Ltd.

How we support Carnival

A message from the Council leaders and information on how the Councils support Carnival.

Safety at Carnival

Our two boroughs support the Carnival organisers and community partners to ensure the safety for Carnival attendees.

Carnival route and facilities map

Take a street-by-street level look at Carnival and what’s planned for your local area.

Road closures and parking restrictions

Information about road closures and parking restrictions during Notting Hill Carnival.

Pedestrian restrictions

Information about safety zones for residents and changes for 2023.

Trading at Notting Hill Carnival

Find out more about street trading and trading from residential properties.

Advice for businesses

Information and advice for businesses during Notting Hill Carnival.

Cleaning after Carnival

Find out more about the post-Carnival clean-up, including how to book a clean-up for your property.

Helplines and contact details

Contact details for Council Services and event organisers and partners.

Contact us


Notting Hill Carnival has been celebrated since the mid-1960s, a positive act of celebrating the culture, history and arts of the Caribbean community in spite of the racism and prejudice they faced. It was first part-inspired by the murder of Kelso Cochrane, a young black man living in North Kensington, in 1959. After his death, local activism in the community began to swell and soon a children’s fayre was organised by local community members to create stronger ties among residents. This event grew into Notting Hill Carnival.

Read more about:

Post-Carnival Residents’ Meeting

Date: Wednesday 6 September
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: The Tabernacle 35 Powis Square London W11 2AY

Last updated: 31 July 2023