Street trading licences

Permanent Trading Sites

If you want to carry out a ‘licensable activity’ on or within 7 meters of the public highway you will require a Street Trading licence. Licensable activity includes:

  • the sale, display or offering of goods or services for sale, this includes selling items for charity.

  • the placing of tables and chairs on the highway

Under the London Local Authorities Act 1990 (as amended) anybody who sells items or services on, or within 7 meters of the public highway (usually a road or footpath) will require a Street Trading licence. This will include face painters and traders offering rides such as bouncy castles or carousels, as well as food vendors and persons selling other goods including those selling items for charitable purposes.

In addition to our temporary trading options we have a number of designated permanent pitches throughout the Borough.

Permanent pitches

At the moment all of our permanent pitches are full and we do not maintain a waiting list. There are other opportunities for trade within the Borough, including the Ancient Marketplace and at the Monday Market. Both of these sites are managed by our Partner, Kingston First.