Our markets remain open as part of our commitment to helping you support your local economy and shop for essentials in a safe, outdoor, environment.
We have supported our traders in continuing to trade, provided that they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. The council is working closely with traders to provide advice and support that helps them operate safely.
We need traders and the public to continue to support the rules that keep the community safe when visiting outdoor markets.
Please remember to follow the government advice on social distancing when going outside and visiting your local markets. This includes:
- stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- limit contact with other people
- travel on foot or by bike if you can; consider all other options before using public transport
- wash your hands for 20 seconds on a regular basis
- if you cannot social distance and you’re likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, wearing a face covering is recommended
For more information, please see the government’s full advice.
Camden is home to at least nineteen regular markets, eight of which are public street markets managed by the Council. The other markets are privately managed and held on private land and in school car parks.
From the ancient Leather Lane to the new markets in redeveloped Kings Cross and from the international tourist destination of Camden Lock to the traditional local markets of Chalton Street and Queen’s Crescent, our markets are an important part of the culture, history, and economy of Camden.
Employing over 4,000 people, Camden’s markets provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create a diverse shopping experience for those who live and work in our borough as well as visitors from around the world.