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Notting Hill Carnival – Crowd Dynamics Study

02 November 2016

Notting Hill Carnival is one of London’s most important cultural events. Millions of Londoners from every background - and visitors from all over the world - make it one of the biggest street parade festivals in Europe.

Every year following the festival, London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprise Trust, the Mayor's Office, the Met police, TfL, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council and the Arts Council look again at how we can keep the event safe and enjoyable.

Improvements continue to be made, and there are some specific issues that the group are looking at this year around crowd management. Together they are commissioning an independent study on crowd dynamics to see if there is more that can be done to keep revellers safe, given the continued popularity of the Carnival and the high numbers who take part.