Due to expected high passenger demand at stations close to the Carnival, some stations may close temporarily to prevent overcrowding. It may be worthwhile waiting until the station reopens instead of going to a different station. Some stations close to the Carnival will be closed or will be exit only, as follows:
Carnival goers are advised to consider using alternative stations to get to the event. If passengers are travelling on the Circle or District lines, they should consider using Bayswater station as an alternative between 12:00 and 19:00 on Sunday 24 August and Monday 25 August. Passengers are also advised to consider using Paddington station instead of Notting Hill Gate or Royal Oak as both stations will have restrictions. Other nearby stations are High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Queen’s Park and Shepherd’s Bush.
There will be additional buses serving the Carnival, however they will not enter the Carnival area from the first bus on Sunday morning until the first bus on Tuesday morning. To the south of the Carnival area, buses will start from Notting Hill Gate and to the north of the Carnival area buses will start from the Prince of Wales in Harrow Road. Some local buses will be on diversion so customers are advised to Check before they travel.
The routes that will be serving the Carnival area are:
2X, 6, 7, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 36, 36X, 46, 52, 70, 94, 98, 148, 159, 187, 205, 205X, 220, 228, 295, 316, 328, 332, 390, 414, 436, 436X, 452, N7, N16, N18, N28, N31 N98 and N207.
The nearest London Overground stations are Willesden Junction, Kensal Rise, Queen’s Park and Shepherd’s Bush. On Sunday 24 August on the Highbury & Islington to West Croydon/ Clapham Junction route, there will be no service between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell and also no service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction. On Bank Holiday Monday (25 August), a Saturday service will be in operation on all routes.
The following docking stations will be suspended from 21:00 on Saturday 23 August until 07:00 on Tuesday 26 August:
Although all other docking stations will remain available, the expected road congestion in west London may make it difficult for cycle hire redistribution vehicles to collect and/or replace bicycles at locations in the affected area. Customers are advised to check cycle and space availability online using the live docking station MAP.
A large number of road closures will be put in place for the Carnival. Closure times will be from Sunday 24 - Tuesday 26… read more from 0700 to around 0300 each day. Road closures will be from Harrow Road in the north, Notting Hill Gate in the south, Clarendon Road in the west and Queensway in the east. Please be aware, traffic is likely to be slow moving in the area, including the A5 (Edgware Road), Harrow Road, Holland Park Avenue, Notting Hill Gate and Bayswater Road.
Taxi and private hire services will be operating normally, although they will be affected by the road closures in the area. Taxi ranks along the Carnival route will be suspended. Information about booking a taxi or private hire vehicle is available Here.