Apply to hold an event

You can now  apply you can now make an applicaition using our new online booking system EVENT APP.

Apply to hold your event

Please note once you register, you will not have to do it every time you make a new application as details are held on the system.

Also note when you now register, you do NOT need to send us all health and safety and Public Liability documents at the same time now. They can be uploaded as you go along with your event planning

If you have already applied on our previous form and submitted all your documents to us you may not need to reapply on the new system this time. Please confirm with us by emailing events@camden.gov.uk

If you want to know more about the spaces available in Camden, visit www.lovecamden.org/venues or download the Camden popular site brochure our most popular sites here (includes footfall statistics).

Fees and charges 

If you are a businesses or commercial events organisers, there is an approved list fees and charges to hire space in Camden parks open spaces and for use of the public realm.

Fees and charges are dependent on:

  • The venue
  • Length of time on site (half day or full day)
  • Numbers attending (for example 0-100, 100-500, over 500)
  • Additional licensing of requirements such as road closure and parking.

Download outdoor the events application form

Community delivered non-profit making events may qualify for our reduced rates. Read the criteria to see if you qualify

Our Community Festival Funding Grant scheme cancels out all payable fees and charges apart from statutory licenses.

Contact us for more detailed information.

Virtual events 

The events team have prepared a guide on how to plan and manage your virtual event packed with lots of good advice and tips from choosing your platform to live streaming as well how to engage with your community with ideas and planning for your events in 2021.

Download your guide to virtual events

We are also able to offer production management of live streamed events.

Where can I promote my event?

Love Camden promotes all events taking place in the borough as well as organisations and businesses that are based in Camden. Register and add your event/business/company to Love Camden website

Event management service 

We can provide a dedicated event manager who will work closely with you throughout the planning and delivery process to bring your event to life. Events managers are experienced in corporate sports days, fun days and company picnics.

Contact us

To speak with our Events team about an eevnt or events management, please email events@camden.gov.uk

Or you can call us on 020 7974 5633.

Licensing for events

If you are holding an event in open space that has any of the following you will be required to obtain the correct licenses by law.

The supply of Alcohol and or Regulated entertainment (such as live music or film) at an event with no more than 499 people will require a TEN (Temporary event notice).

Apply for a TEN

The supply of Alcohol, and/or Regulated entertainment (such as live music or film) at an event with more than 499 people will require at Premises license.

Apply for a Premises License

These licenses must be obtained from Camden's Licensing team and charges will apply.

If you would like to know more, please read this guide to the Licensing Act 2003 for advice, or speak to one of the events team who can help with the process.

Download the Licensing Act 2003

If you are holding a commercial ticketed event that involves live music, and/or background music, you are required to obtain a PRS license from the Performing rights society.

If you are having traders at your event or running a brand activation such as leafleting in the streets, or trading in any way, you will require a Traders license, which is granted by the events team.

Contact us

Email events@camden.gov.uk for advice on licenses.

Road closures and temporary traffic restrictions 

Road closures and parking suspensions in the public realm for events are fully managed by the events team within your event application.


Please note that we require a minimum of eight weeks’ notice to close roads and two weeks for parking suspensions to allow for public notification of the events taking place. When making your application please be as accurate as you can with locations.

Email events@camden.gov.uk if you require further information on use of the public realm.