Icon of a licence

Licences for trading on our streets

You need a licence from us if you’re trading on our markets or scattered sites, putting tables, chairs and advertising boards on our streets, using your shop front to sell goods or running a kiosk.


To help keep our traders, shoppers and community safe we took the difficult decision to close all street markets in Islington until further notice on 3 April. A small number of market stall traders will be able to reopen for business from 9 May, to test whether new guidelines on social distancing can keep shoppers and workers safe. We hope to have a phased reopening of our markets as soon as it is safe to do so.