The sights, sounds and smells of Notting Hill Carnival can be overwhelming. What’s more, with an estimated 2.5 million people making their way to west London over the bank holiday weekend, it's totally understandable that you might get turned around, lost or just be in need of a reminder of where you are after a couple of cans of Red Stripe.
That’s where we come in: we’re here to help you navigate your way through this year’s NHC with our map of the parade, soundsystems, tube stops – and most importantly, toilets! Click on the map to make it bigger.
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The parade begins at 9am on both Sunday and Monday, and judging finishes at 6.30pm. Soundsystems play on both Sunday and Monday, with a strict noise curfew at 7pm. The main parade starts on Great Western Road, winding its way along Chepstow Road, then on to Westbourne Grove, and then down Ladbroke Grove.
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