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.
Helplines and contact details
Contact details for Council Services and event organisers and partners.
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.
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Post-Carnival Residents’ Meeting
Date: Wednesday 6 September
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: The Tabernacle 35 Powis Square London W11 2AY