Lambeth is in lockdown
Lambeth Markets are currently only allowing traders classified as providing “essential” goods or services to trade.
For further information on the current lockdown, please visit the Council’s COVID-19 information page.
It's illegal to trade anywhere on the roads or pavements in the borough without a valid street trading licence or prior written consent from us.
Trading from parking spaces is not permitted. Illegal street trading may result in a fine, prosecution, or the seizing of goods and equipment.
Become a trader
We currently have a small number of pitches available at Brixton market, on Electric Avenue, Pope’s Road and Brixton Station Road. Vacancies are only occasionally available for street trading pitches that are currently occupied.
We accept applications for pitches that are already designated. To apply, complete the application form and refer to the guidance notes.
All completed applications that are submitted with the correct documentation will be considered, with reference to the Commodities Rules. Please read these before you submit your application.
Guidance and rules
Street trading licences are granted on the condition that licence conditions are met. This includes paying fees and charges on time.
Designate a new street trading pitch
There is a non-refundable fee of £1850 to apply for the designation of any new street trading pitch. You must pay this in full when you apply. This is to cover officer time and other costs, like newspaper public notices.
Applications are subject to consultation and may be refused, however, the fee will still apply.
If a new pitch is designated, the allocation of a new street trading licence will be subject to open competition.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trading at events
You need advice from our events team if:
- you want to organise or participate in an event where any element of street trading is involved
- you want to organise or participate in an event where goods or services are offered from a stall
- you want to apply to trade at an established event managed by us
Fees and charges will apply if your request is agreed.
For more information, visit the Event Lambeth website.
To trade at the annual Lambeth Country Show, visit the Lambeth Country Show website.
Trading in parks and open spaces
For questions about trading in Lambeth's parks, email the parks team at email@example.com.
For questions about trading in Emma Cons Gardens or Windrush Square, email the events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More markets in Lambeth
Herne Hill Market
This award-winning weekly market, run by CCFM, operates on Sundays and offers a variety of locally-sourced fresh and cooked food, jewellery, and arts and crafts.
Lower Marsh Market
Venn Street Market
Venn street market is a busy food market in the heart of Clapham that operates on Saturdays and is run by Leaf House.
Brixton Station Road Market
Brixton Station Road Market is run by Brixton Market Traders Federation and operates 7 days a week. There are street food stalls and a general market on weekdays, a variety of stalls on Saturdays, and the Brixton Farmers Market every Sunday, selling organic and free range produce.
See our street trading fees and charges.
We set and review street trading licence fees from time to time. Any changes to those fees will be advertised in accordance with the provisions of the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended).
The market fees and charges quoted only apply to pitches we manage directly. Market operators have their own list of fees and charges. You'll need to contact them directly for more information.
To sell food at any location in the borough you must comply with the relevant food safety legislation. Information about this is in our food market traders guide.
The food team do not grant licences or allocate pitches.
Please try to resolve your complaint with the relevant trader. If you're not satisfied, please email email@example.com.
Traders directly licensed by the council
If your issue relates to another trader, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or, speak to one of the market officers as soon as possible,
Tell us the issues in a clear and concise way with as many factual details as possible.
Traders engaged via one of the market operators
Please try to resolve the issue with the market operator direct, with reference to your terms and conditions.
For all other complaints about markets in Lambeth, please email our markets team at email@example.com.
Read our complaints procedure.