Markets and street trading

  • The Street Trading Office wishes all residents, shoppers and visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Please note that the office is now closed to Casual Trading applications- we will be considering applications from Monday 13th January 2020. Sunday Market- we will be open on Sunday 22 and 29 December between Elgin Crescent and Lancaster Road from 10am- 4pm.

Trade at local markets

Our local markets are diverse and offer a variety of goods. We license traders in:

  • Golborne Road market
  • Portobello Road market
  • 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 (Fridays only)
  • CE-marked children's toys
  • designer-maker products - goods designed and/or made by the trader
  • homeware such as bedding, kitchen ware, household goods, crockery and glassware
  • menswear
  • very unusual goods not being sold by other traders

How to apply

Before you apply, make sure you visit our markets to fact find and research the area.

To apply, email

You will need to send us:

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

How we process applications

We will respond within 5 working days by email.

If other traders are already selling similar goods we may decline your application.

If your goods are approved, we'll invite you to the office to register. You will need to bring:

  • the confirmation email we sent you - a printed copy or on your phone
  • proof of your address such as a recent utility bill or bank statement - we don't accept mobile phone bills or goods invoices
  • proof of your National Insurance number such as your NI card, a pay slip or P45
  • your passport, National ID card or driving licence photocard
  • NMTF card or public liability insurance certificate with a minimum cover of £5 million

You can buy public liability insurance from an insurance broker or from:

All street traders must comply with our market standard conditions.

Read our markets and street trading FAQs.

Other local markets

The Council is not responsible for all markets in the borough. These include: