Held each August Bank Holiday since 1964, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe (and second only to the one in Rio). Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. This year’s carnival is now taking place on sunday 27th & Monday 28th August 2017. The one on bank holiday Monday is with the big parade!!
Gather with fun-loving Pagans & friends, go attend this biggest festive event in London.. Wear a mask, a costume, bring food & drinks to share..and join in this free-flowing street festival! It’s perfectly safe.. I’ve been there on my own and with friends many times.. 🙂 Last year I even did some fan filming for my own Doctor Who London fan series..and got to pose with some police & other revellers!
Anyway ..keep your selves safe at all times.. don’t take silly risks.. but you can keep out of trouble and have a perfectly brilliant time..
Here’s useful info if you decide to go on your own or with others:
• Ladbroke Grove: closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
• Latimer Road: closed after 11.30pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
• Notting Hill Gate: on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the station will be exit-only between 11am and 7pm and the Circle/District lines will not stop
• Westbourne Park: exit-only between 11am – 6pm and closed at 11.30pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
• Royal Oak: exit-only after 11am and closed at 6pm on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
• Bayswater: on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday between 11am – 7pm, you may want to use this station as Notting Hill Gate will be exit only and Circle/District line trains will not stop there
• Paddington (Hammersmith and City and Circle lines): on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday you may want to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate or Royal Oak, as both these stations will have entry restrictions.
• Other nearby stations: High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines), Holland Park (Central line), Queen’s Park (Bakerloo line) and Shepherd’s Bush (Central line).