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Notting Hill Carnival

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Heading for the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend? Here's how to get this on public transport:

London Buses will operate additional buses to serve the Carnival. Buses, however, 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.

Full details of the bus route changes are contained in the special transport leaflet available from London Underground Stations.

Bus stops within or adjacent to the area will carry displays about diversions or disruptions. However, please:

Allow extra time for your journey, as public transport will be well used;
Remember night buses will also be affected – the N7, N18, N28, N31 and N52 will be diverted or disrupted owing to road closures in the Notting Hill Carnival area.

If you are going by tube:

Ladbroke Grove: Station closed on Carnival Sunday and Carnival Monday

Latimer Road: On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will close at 11.30pm.

Notting Hill Gate: There will be no interchange between the Central and District/Circle lines on either day. On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will be exit only between 11am and 6pm. On Carnival Monday the Circle and District lines will not stop from 12noon to 7.30pm.
Royal Oak: On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will be exit only between 11am and 6pm. After 6pm the station will close and the Hammersmith and City line will not stop at this station.
Westbourne Park: On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will be exit only between 11am and 6pm. The station will close at 11.30pm.

Bayswater: Open on Carnival Sunday and Monday.

Queensway: Open on Carnival Sunday and Monday.

Paddington: It may be advisable to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate/Royal Oak as both of these stations will have diversions.

Other stations: Other stations near to the Notting Hill Carnival are High Street Kensington, Holland Park and Queens Park.

August 27, 2010