**The information on this page relates to the 2016 event - please check back nearer the time for details of 2017's travel changes**
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the Notting Hill Carnival this year - the biggest event of its kind in Europe.
This event means that on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August 2016:
To find out more about the event, visit the Notting Hill Carnival's website.
The map below shows the nearest bus stops and stations to the carnival route and viewing areas.
To create a safe environment during the carnival there will be major road closures around Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park from 02:00 Sunday 28 August until 05:00 Tuesday 30 August.
If you can, avoid the parts of west London listed below, or allow extra time for your journey.
02:00-05:00 Sunday 28 August
07:00-23:59 Sunday 28 August
07:00 Monday 29 August to 05:00 Tuesday 30 August
The road closure boundaries are:
Because of the closures above, traffic is likely to be slow-moving at:
From around 05:00 on Sunday 28 August to 05:00 on Tuesday 30 August, buses around Notting Hill and North Kensington will be on diversion or will terminate earlier than usual to avoid the road closures.
During these times, buses will start from the Prince of Wales on Harrow Road to the north of the carnival area. To the south of the carnival area, buses will start from Notting Hill Gate.
Affected bus routes include: 7, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 46, 52, 70, 94, 98, 148, 220, 228, 274, 295, 316, 328, 332, 390, 414, 452, N7, N16, N18, N28, N31, N98 and N207.
For the latest information on how buses are operating, see our bus status updates or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.
Tube and Rail will be the best way to get around London on the weekend, although stations in west London will be busier than usual
For safety reasons some stations may close temporarily to prevent overcrowding. It may be worthwhile walking part of your journey or finding an alternative route.
Changes to services in west London on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August include:
These nearby stations may be busier than usual:
There will be times when you can't touch out as you leave a station as the ticket gates may be left open to help with congestion.
When this happens, we'll attempt to complete your journey for you. This can sometimes mean you pay more for the journey than expected, however this is refunded after the event.
If you're due a refund when we 'automatically complete' a journey, we will send your refund to the station you use most often. It loads on to your Oyster card automatically when you next touch your card on a yellow card reader, as you enter or leave the station.
Please be advised that you must have enough funds on your Oyster card to cover both journeys, bearing in mind you may be charged more than you think for the first journey as mentioned above.
More information on how to request a refund if you think you have been charged a maximum fare for a journey during Notting Hill Carnival can be found in our Oyster card refunds and replacements section.
Taxis and minicabs will run as normal, but some journey times will be affected by traffic in the area. Please re-route or allow plenty of time for your journey.
The following Santander docking stations in the carnival area will be suspended between 21:00 Saturday 27 August to 07:00 Tuesday 30 August:
All other docking stations will remain available, but local traffic may make it difficult for us to redistribute bikes across west London. You can check availability using our live docking station map.
Follow @SantanderCycles on Twitter for the latest updates.
The road closures mean a number of coaches will be on diversion and/or using alternative stops.
Contact your coach operator for details of changes and allow plenty of time to travel
If you make or receive deliveries in west London over the weekend, you may be affected by road closures and congestion. Talk to your customers and suppliers now, and consider changing the day of your deliveries or using alternative routes.
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