Transport for London

25 August 2023

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 26 until Monday 28 August), there are several major events in London, including the Notting Hill Carnival.

Our transport network services will be running, but we expect our services to be busy. Plan ahead, allow more time for your journeys and check before you travel

Travelling to Notting Hill Carnival

The carnival route runs close to many London Underground stations and is easily walkable. Consider using larger, well-connected stations nearby such as Paddington and Shepherd’s Bush. These stations are expected to be less crowded with plenty of service options for an easier and more comfortable journey.

Around the carnival area, roads will be closed and several bus routes will be on diversion or ending their route early. Plan your journey in advance and use Journey Planner or TfL Go to see if your route is affected. For more information, visit the Notting Hill Carnival website

Travel advice for other events across London

On Sunday 27 August, several events in and around London will be ending at a similar time and a lot of people will be making their way home. Night Tube and Night Overground do not run on Sundays so certain stations and Tube lines are expected to be very busy and you may not be able to get the first train.

Key stations where you may have to wait or there may be short-term measures such as queuing or one-way systems in place are:

  • Northern line at Battersea Power station
  • Jubilee, District and Hammersmith & City lines at Mile End station
  • Bakerloo, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines at Baker Street station

Many of the events finish late in the evening, we want to ensure you enjoy yourself and stay safe so it’s important to plan your journey home in advance. Visit our webpage and blog for more information on safer travel at night. 

Tower Bridge closure

The City of London is doing maintenance work on Tower Bridge over the bank holday weekend. 

From 22:00 on Friday 25 until 05:00 on Tuesday 29 August, Tower Bridge will be closed to all users, including pedestrians. Bus routes 42 and 78 will be on diversion, while route 343 will not cross the river and stop on the south side close to Tower Bridge. 

Nearby river crossings are expected to be busy. Use alternative routes and crossings further from Tower Bridge to complete your journey. 

For detailed travel advice and help planning your journey, visit our August Bank Holiday webpage