Street trading during the current health emergency

All street trading licences have been suspended, with their associated street trading charges, with effect from Monday 16 March 2020. This was communicated to our traders on Friday 20 March 2020. This message was reinforced in another email confirming to all traders (permanent and temporary) that if they wished to continue trading they were required to submit an application for a temporary licence to the street trading team and that no trading should take place until it had been authorised.

Our Markets Team has carried out assessments of our markets and street trading locations to make sure social distancing rules can be put in place and that our markets and street trading sites are safe for traders and customers.

If you are a licensed trader (forecourt kiosk or street), registered casual, or registered assistant and you wish to trade on any of our street markets; we can issue you with a temporary street trading licences issued on a daily and weekly basis. This trading is currently free of charge. Please email to let us know whether you are interested in returning to trade.

If you are hoping to trade, you will need to provide details of the:

  • market or street trading location you wish to trade at
  • goods that you would like to offer for sale
  • days on which you would like to trade

Your temporary licence need not be for the location or commodity that you usually trade. However, we will not consider changing a commodity to hot food. Please contact us if you are interested in resuming trading.

We need to ensure our markets and trading locations remain safe and comply with all Government guidelines and legislation, so you may not be allocated the pitch you traded from previously. We all need to work together to create a safe trading space and there is no guarantee that the same pitch will be allocated each time.

Refill Station Camden

What is the Refill Station?

We have teamed up with Hemingway Design to build Refill Station Camden—our first trailer stall made from reclaimed and recycled materials.

Refill Station Camden sells unpackaged grains, liquids and cleaning products to customers with their own reusable bags, mugs or boxes. Biodegradable, recyclable or reusable storage containers are also be available.

We are partnering with local entrepreneurs, businesses, and market traders to help promote and sell local, ethical products and services to Camden residents at affordable prices.

This project is part funded by the London Waste & Recycling Board, and is supported by the North London Waste Authority and Fair-well.

Where can I find the Refill Station?

From January 2020, Refill Station Camden is mainly based at Queen’s Crescent Market.

Camden markets vision and recommendations 2019

Camden commissioned Hemingway Design to develop a ‘Street Market Vision’ and delivery approaches for Inverness Street Market with links to Camden’s wider street markets portfolio. 'Camden Markets Vision and Recommendations' was published in 2019.

Free Healthy Start vouchers accepted at Chalton Street Market

If you are pregnant or have a young child under four you could be eligible to get Healthy Start vouchers, which can be exchanged for milk, infant formula, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables.

You can use your vouchers at the Chalton Street Market fruit and veg stall, every Friday between 10am-4pm. You can either ‘pick your own’ or choose a ready-made fruit and veg bag.

Markets Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you our quarterly Markets Newsletter.

We are focusing on upcoming projects, events and news for traders, but it may also interest residents.

We welcome any good news stories that you would like to share. Please email with your story to get the chance of featuring it in the upcoming editions.

You can follow and share your business activities on our social media accounts:

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Twitter: @CamdenMarkets