Distance from Hotel Xanadu: 17.5 miles – 30 minutes by car
Outside Heathrow Terminal 5 (stand 8), you will have to take the bus 77 going to Clever, Three Elms and stop at Windsor Town Centre (stop J).
Directions from Hotel Xanadu:
Walk to Ealing Broadway underground and take the District Line and stop at Acton town station. Then change to the Piccadilly line going in the direction of Heathrow Terminal 5.
Every year also since 1966, The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that each August, over three days (the August bank holiday Monday and the two days beforehand). It is believed to be the biggest festival in Europe. It is led by members of the West Indian community. The carnival has attracted around one million people in the past years, making it one of the largest street festivals in the world. The Monday is the best day to assist with people dancing, eating and having a good time during the all afternoon.
It is advised to go early around 10 AM on Saturday. You have everything, from Antics to clothes and Food. They do sell original clothes, bags, jewellery.
If you are still the around Lunch time it is the occasion to try one of many street food vendor with food from all around the World (i.e. French, African, Spanish).
The Central line tube will take you there in 30 min only and you should stop at Notting Hill station.
It is open during all week but the week-end is the peak period attracting 100,000 people on average. It is the 4th most popular visitor attraction in London!
From Ealing Broadway station take the Central line and stop at Oxford circus. Take then the Northern Line toward High Barnet or Edgware and stop at the Camden Town station. The journey should take 40 minutes