Traders' information

  • Notice of proposal to vary the Market & Street Trading Regulations for all street trading licence holders

    The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2007

    Notice is hereby given as required by Section 27 (3)(4) of the London Local Authorities Acts 1990 to 2007 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) that the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) propose to vary the Market & Street Trading Regulations for all street trading licence holders.

    The proposed regulations have been determined by applying the principles of Section 27 of the London Local Authorities Act 1990, wherein a borough council may apply or vary such regulations under this part of the act.

    We have several operational and business reasons for this change and hope that you will be instrumental in assisting with this change to support the development and efficiency of the market and street trading service.

    The proposed terms and conditions can be viewed  (add link) or a copy can be requested from the team directly by calling 020 8753 3916. The London Local Authorities Acts 1990 Section 27 sub section (3) (4) allows you the opportunity to make representations to the Council regarding these proposals within 28 days of this notice.

    Please contact, K Ashenden, Market & Street Trading Manager, 1st Floor, 25 Bagley’s Lane, London SW6 2QA or via email

    Prescribed Standard Conditions for Street Trading Licences (444KB pdf)

Ever thought of becoming a trader at North End Road Market – why not try it out for a discount?

Registering as a street trader – three easy steps:

1. Download and fill in an application form for a street trading licence (pdf 284KB), then contact the market and street trading team for an appointment. 

2. Come and meet us face-to-face. Bring these documents with you:

  • a completed application form
  • public liability insurance for the year for £10,000,000
  • proof of address (not older than three months)
  • proof of ID – valid passport or full UK driving licence
  • National Insurance number (NI card or letter from HMRC)
  • food hygiene certificate not older than three years (if selling food)
  • registration of food business certificate/document (if selling food)
  • allergen matrix
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, Food Standards Agency)
  • gas or (Pat) certificates if applicable
  • two passport size photographs
  • licence fee
  • two passport size photographs signed and dated on the back
  • registration fee (£57.79 for permanent licence or £30.96 for temporary licence) payable by debit or credit card
  • signed and dated street trading licence terms & conditions form.

The documents you need to bring for any assistants named on the application form are:

  • one passport size photograph signed and dated on the back
  • proof of address (not older than three months)
  • proof of ID – valid passport or full UK driving licence
  • National Insurance number (NI card or letter from HMRC)
  • proof of employers liability insurance if you employ assistants for £5,000,000.

3. Book a pitch, pay and trade

Frequently asked questions

Downloadable documents

Register your food business

All new food traders must register their business with their local authority. Register your food business on GOV.UK.

Technical details and fee information

Pitch dimensions are varied and can be discussed at the time of application.

Find out about street and market trading fees.

Restricted items

Items that cannot be sold on market stalls:

  • Bric-a-brac – such as second-hand goods and clothes
  • knives – unless sheathed or covered
  • indecent materials and inappropriate goods
  • drugs paraphernalia
  • children’s toys that are not covered by the European law – unless they are cleared by the British standard kite mark
  • fake and counterfeit products
  • miscellaneous goods not quoted on the list of commodities
  • pamphlets and leaflets – these come under the distribution of free literature licence.

Designated trading pitches outside QPR, Fulham and Chelsea football stadiums’

We get a lot of enquiries from traders wishing to trade outside one of the three football stadiums in our borough. These are Stamford Bridge (Chelsea FC) and Craven Cottage (Fulham FC) in Fulham, and Loftus Road (QPR FC) in Shepherds Bush.

There are limited designated pitches outside the stadiums and they are all currently occupied by regular traders. Should any pitches become available they will be advertised here on our website. Prices vary for each location.

Enquiries about new trading locations

We are not currently seeking new trading locations in the borough.

We will not be responding to enquiries regarding these matters.

Currently there are no vacancies at the Lyric square food market due to its popularity.

You can request to be added to our waiting list for all sites.

There are vacancies at our market in North End Road, Fulham. If you are interested in this site, please submit an application using this application form: Temporary six months street trading licence application form (pdf 248KB)

Contact us

Contact the street market team:

020 8753 3916 (office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)