Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and support for local businesses

UPDATE – Business grants deadline

We have delivered more than £44m of business grants payments to local businesses so far and more are on the way.

But there are still some businesses which have not sent in their details to our business rates team.

The closing date for business grant applications is Friday 28 August.

In order to apply, all qualifying businesses should email their bank details and their business rates reference number to now to avoid missing out on the grant.

If you are not sure if your business qualifies for a grant, please visit our COVID-19 business support page for more information. Guidance, advice and business grant information to help you run your business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Our essential traders have continued to trade throughout the COVID-19 crisis, providing residents with a great service.

In North End Road you'll find stalls selling good value fruit and vegetables, eggs and cheese. Last week we introduced a few hot food traders selling Thai food, falafel and healthy meals. Since June 1 due to further easing of the lockdown rules we have been able to allow more non-essential traders to return to North End Road, provided they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. The council is working closely with traders to provide advice and support that helps them operate safely and will be completing a risk assessment with each trader.

In Lyric Square, Hammersmith we have organic bread, organic fruit, and vegetables, cheese, nuts and prepared sandwiches.

Bishop’s Park farmer’s market will re-open on Sunday 21 June.

It is important that the traders and the customers continue to stay safe by ensuring social distancing measures are observed to keep our community safe.

We will not be opening our hot food market in Lyric Square until we carry out further checks and reassess the layout and number of traders who will be able to trade safely each day and we will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Please remember to follow the government advice on social distancing when going outside and visiting your local markets. This includes:

  • stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • limit contact with other people
  • travel on foot or by bike if you can; consider all other options before using public transport
  • wash your hands for 20 seconds on a regular basis
  • if you cannot social distance and you’re likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet, wearing a face covering is recommended


Our local markets sell a wealth of produce from local suppliers and from further afield.

We manage North End Road Market in Fulham and Lyric Square in Hammersmith. Lyric Square hosts a Farmers Market every Thursday and a World Food Market every Friday.

If you are interested in managing a stall, visit our traders information page.

If you are interested in hosting a car boot sale in a prime location in the borough, get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact us

020 8753 3916 - office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Markets news

Ever thought of becoming a trader at North End Road Market?

Why not try it out for a discount. New traders can now take advantage of a buy one get one free pitch offer and reduced fees for six months. Read more on our traders' information page. Read the news story.

The Real Deal Charter

Along with 87 other councils we have recently signed up to the Real Deal Charter – a project to reduce the sale of counterfeit goods at markets. Visit the Real Deal website to find out more.