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Follow our guide to getting around Notting Hill
More than a million people are expected to visit the Notting Hill carnival on Sunday 25 August - Children's Day - and Monday 26 August - Adults' Day.
Transport for London warns that this means roads and public transport in west London will be very busy, with Carnival bands taking to the streets from 9am on both days until at least 7pm.
TfL has produced a 2013 Notting Hill Carnival Map which find the nearest stations and bus routes and if you are in the area during the weekend, TfL's magenta wayfinding signage will be present in and around the event to help you get around.
TfL also offers these tips on travelling:
Some bus routes will be disrupted or on diversion. The routes that serve 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. Check live travel news before you travel.
For safety reasons, some stations may close temporarily to prevent overcrowding. It may be worthwhile waiting until the station reopens instead of going to a different station.
Help us to keep stations open by arranging to meet up with friends outside stations and not leaving any bags unattended. Save yourself time by topping up your Oyster card in advance.
Drinking or carrying open containers of alcohol is not permitted on the Tube, London Overground or buses.
Sometimes we may need to leave ticket gates open ue to large numbers of passengers. If you are unable to touch in and out and are not charged the correct fare, you will get an automatic refund within seven days. Find out more in Using your Oyster card.
Stations with restrictions
Notting Hill Gate
Waterloo & City line - No service on Monday 26 August
There may be industrial action on London Overground services this weekend (Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August) which will affect some routes.
We will be running as many services as possible and there will be alternative Tube, bus and rail services available to help people get around the capital this weekend.
Check before you travel for the most up to date information.
A number of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations in the Notting Hill area will be suspended from 9pm on Saturday 24 until 7am on Tuesday 27 August.
Although all other docking stations will remain available, traffic congestion in the area may make it difficult for cycle hire redistribution vehicles to collect and/or replace bicycles in west London.
Please check cycle and space availability online using the live docking station map. Also, our docking station status page will be updated with details before the event.
Due to high passenger numbers at stations, we may need to leave ticket gates open.
If you'd like to know more about the event, visit the Notting Hill Carnival website
August 23, 2013