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Your future as a market trader

Benefits of opening a market stall

Market trading is an affordable way to launch a business with a physical premises. If you already have an online business, are interested in starting a new business, or want to earn some extra income on top of your regular day job, opening a market stall is a low-risk option for getting started and being your own boss, allowing you to learn as you grow. The feedback you get from meeting potential customers in person, as well as the advice you can pick up from other veteran traders, can help you take your business to the next level.

Trading at Islington Council’s markets

Cheap stall rent

Our markets are not-for-profit which means we’re able to offer cheaper stall rents compared with markets run by private businesses. Traders at our markets are also exempt from business rates.

Great locations

Our markets are located in central London, in some of the city’s busiest shopping areas. Opening a shop in these locations can be very expensive, but a market stall gives you access to the same customers for a fraction of the overhead costs. 

Flexible trading

We offer casual trading licences that allow you to work on days that you choose, meaning you don’t have to quit your day job just yet!

Get in touch

Still have questions? We are more than happy to answer them and provide any further information about market trading in Islington. 
Call us on 020 7527 3830 or email us: street.trading@islington.gov.uk

For information on market trader licences and fees, go to our Market Trading page.

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