New proposed street trading fees 2023

We are proposing to amend street trading licence fees from the 1st May 2023. Notice is hereby given that under Section 32(10) of the London Local Authority Act 1990 (as amended) (hereinafter referred to as “The Act”) the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Camden (hereinafter referred to as “the Council” have determined fees and charges to street trading Licence holders under Section 32(1) and (2) of the Act at London Local Authorities Act 1990 (  Alternatively you can request to view the document at our office, 5 St Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG by arranging a meeting with the Markets Team:

Or by post

Market Team
London Borough of Camden 
8th Floor 
5 St Pancras Square
London N1C 4AG

This proposal is open for consultation for 28 days from 16th February - 15th March 2023. We would like to hear views from street traders, or any other interested parties.

Representations relating to the proposed charges should be made in writing to the Council within 28 days of the notice going out in Camden New Journal to the Markets Team:

The consultation closes at 5pm on 15th March 2023.

Ice cream consultation - Phase 2 -Russell Square

Camden Council introduced seven licensed ice cream trading sites at various locations across Camden in 2020, which were made permanent in 2022 to combat the air pollution and carbon emissions caused by illegal ice cream vehicle engine idling. This ice cream licensing project aims to change the use of parking/loading bays at specified locations to allow licensed ice cream traders to trade from a dedicated bay with an electrical power supply, eliminating the need for engine idling.

We are proposing to create an additional permanent trading pitch with an electrical power supply in Russell Square for green and sustainable ice cream trading, eliminating the air pollution and carbon emissions currently emitted through the illegal trading in the area. The make and model of the EV charge point has been selected based on its minimalist appearance and how it will conform with the existing street infrastructure in the Russell Square area.

For more information about the consultation and to give your feedback your, please visit: Ice cream licensing consultation - Russell Square - We Are Camden - Citizen Space.

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Love your local market campaign 

Every year NABMA (The National Association of British Market Authorities) runs a National Campaign under the slogan “Love Your Local Market”. The campaign highlights the importance of markets at the heart of local communities and economies. For the past nine years the campaign has been a great success with hundreds of markets taking part worldwide.

The campaign usually takes place over two weeks in the summer. Please visit the NABMA wesbite to find the dates for this year. 

We encourage you to take part in the campaign by offering consumers small discounts and by actively promoting the campaign. NABMA has put together a free promotion pack, which you can download and use at your stall: Love Your Local Market - NABMA.

If you are a new trader and need some guidance to start your business, you can use the NMTF (National Market Traders Federation) fully interactive ‘Spring Into Markets’ guide completely free.

In return, we would like to offer you the opportunity to trade at any of our street markets for £10.20 during the campaign period. You can find more information about our markets here.

If you are an existing trader, already licensed by us or another London local authority, you only need to send us an email to with your availability, commodity, Public liability insurance and Level 2 food hygiene and safety certificate (if you want to sell food) to trade on any of the upcoming campaign days and we will reserve a space for you.

If you are a new trader, willing to start with your business, please get in touch with us and we will advise you further of what information we will need to issue you with a licence. 

We will be also supporting you to boost your social media presence.

Special Markets offer:

We are looking for new traders to join us at Swiss Cottage and Chalton Street Market. We're particularly keen to hear from people who trade in locally sourced fruits and vegetables, vintage, second-hand clothing, or are entrusted in delivering community craft and/or DIY workshops.

If you're interested in joining us, please email us at: call 020 7974 3864 for more information.

We have a special discounted daily pitch price of £10.20 and £6.12 per additional pitch which is open to all new Queens Crescent and Chalton Street Market applicants.

Please see visit our markets in Camden page to find out more about each market.

What Camden has to offer:

  • our charges are below the London average
  • our markets are in key shopping areas: Camden Town, Holborn, Coven Garden, Bloomsbury, Belsize and Haverstock
  • Camden has a diverse population with a wide range of shopping needs and interests, so you're bound to find a customer base to suit you
  • we are investing in the environment, management and promotion of our markets
  • we are committed to the long term sustainability of markets: we believe they are a vital part of our local economy and communities

Before you apply to trade in Camden we advise you to:

  • find out about our markets. You are welcome to ask a market officer about the opportunities available and plans for each market
  • check the suitability of the market
  • visit the market to see if the commodity you intend to sell is widely available or not
  • talk to an existing market trader and market officer to get a feel for the way we work

Refill station Camden

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.

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.

Camden Markets consultation report 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.