Hotels near Notting Hill Carnival get booked up quickly and rates can be high, so make sure you find and reserve your Notting Hill Carnival Hotel before it’s too late. Notting Hill is a delightful area with a lot of attractive hotels. You can find a range of accommodation here; numerous 4-star hotels are located in Notting Hill, and budget accommodation is also available in the near surroundings.
It could be wise to find a hotel just outside the carnival area, as this can become very busy over the weekend. Over a million people visit the carnival each year, clogging the streets and putting strain on local transportation.
If you’re someone who insists on luxury during their city trip, why not head to five-star Hotel Verta by Rhombus. This hotel is a short tube ride from Notting Hill Carnival and provides a generous range of services and amenities. Another fantastic option is the Park Grand London Paddington. Another 5-star hotel, the Park Grand is located between Hyde Park and Paddington Station, with quick and easy access to Notting Hill Carnival, putting you right in the action.
The Notting Hill Carnival parade generally begins on Great Western Road, moving to Chepstow Road, then Westbourne Grove and then Ladbroke Grove. The parade should begin around 09:00 on Sunday and Monday. A great tip is to get there early in order to avoid the crowds, and also to leave early for the same reason. Extensive provision of food and drinks can also be enjoyed throughout the event, with Caribbean dishes such as Jamaican jerk chicken taking special prominence. You can also witness spectacular displays of dress, dance, steel drum band performances, and a parade of fastidiously decorated floats.
If you’re looking for budget hotels near Notting Hill Carnival, try the Palace Court Hotel. This 2-star hotel is well located for access to the carnival and provides comfortable lodging. For those that don’t mind sharing their sleeping quarters with others, Central Hostel London is a short walk from the parade route and offers cheap dormitory accommodation. You can get an 8% discount on a 3-night booking.