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We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled. 

Carnival City, an ode to the Masquerade where sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean come to life.

Saturday 28 August: 10am - 11pm 

Sunday 29 August: 10am - 11pm

Monday 30 August: 8am - 8pm

Please note timings may be subject to change. 

This new event, the brainchild of Wendy Cummins from Radiate Festival, is a new addition to the bank holiday weekend in a 'ode to Carnival' which we all miss and love.

Carnival City will see Guildhall Yard transformed into a space of colour and life using sustainable and upcycled materials by Nicola J Reid and Funky Ellament along with creatives from Pempeople and Livesey Exchange.

There will be a programme of activities focused on Caribbean and Carnival culture for the whole family with sound system music, live performances, food, rum punch festival, masquerade, arts and culture. It's one not to be missed so why not bring an old costume and 'play ah mas'.

Check out the programme

The City of London Corporation is following national guidelines on COVID-19 to ensure our events are delivered safely.

Please read the guidance carefully so you know what to expect when visiting our events.

We ask that you:

  • Stay with your group
  • Keep your distance from others
  • Do not obstruct walkways and allow people to pass with as much room as possible
  • If you have any questions, our team is here to help. Please follow their instructions to unsure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

When not to visit

Please do not visit us if you or a member of your household have any symptoms, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate following a Test and Trace call.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste

We thank you for your assistance and ask you help us make it a success by following all guidance provide to you in advance or at the event.

We hope you enjoy the event.

On-street parking

Designated parking spaces are located in Aldermanbury, Basinghall, Gresham and Coleman Streets. Maximum stay four hours Monday to Friday. There is no time limit on Saturday and Sunday. Other concessions apply, for more information please visit our parking pages.

Nearest carparks

  • London Wall - 24 hours
  • Barbican - 8am to midnight
  • Aldersgate - 24 hours

Public transport

Nearest tube

Bank, St Paul's, Mansion House and Moorgate

Nearest bus routes

  • Bank 11, 23, 26, 388
  • Moorgate 21, 43, 76, 133, 141
  • Cheapside 8, 25, 242
  • London Wall 100

Nearest train stations

Liverpool Street, Cannon Street, Fenchurch Street, Moorgate, Blackfriars and City Thameslink