Markets and street trading

Applications received after Friday 7 December will be considered in the New Year from Monday 7 January 2019

NABMA market of the year 2013. Best street/outdoor market.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Street Trading Office licenses traders in the six day Golborne Road and Portobello Road markets and on selected isolated sites across the borough.

Golborne Road Market

We are currently accepting applications for:

  • antiques (goods over fifty years old)
  • new goods (including clothing, accessories and goods not being sold by any other trader)
  • second hand goods

Portobello Road Market

We are currently accepting applications for:

  • antiques (goods over fifty years old) on Fridays
  • CE markets children's toys
  • designer-maker products (goods designed and/or made by the trader)
  • homeware (bedding, kitchen ware, household goods, crockery, glassware etc)
  • menswear
  • very unusual goods (not being sold by other traders)

How to apply

All applicants are expected to visit our markets and conduct their own research before applying.

To apply to trade on one of our Markets please send the following information to

  • a full description of the goods you wish to sell
  • images of your goods (as an attachment) - we do not need an image for every item
  • your web address (if you have a website)
  • full contact information

You will receive an automatic response to confirm that we have received your application. You will receive another email within five working days to confirm if your application has been approved and confirm the next steps. For further information please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Starting a new business?

If you are starting a new business you may like to look at the NMTF's start up guide or contact the Portobello Business Centre.

All street traders trading within the Royal Borough must comply with our market standards. 

Market Stall Standards [PDF] (file size 4.61 MB)

Markets not under the Council's control