Apply to trade in Hackney’s markets
The Council is encouraging more permanent and casual traders at our markets, especially those who trade in confectionery, stationery, cooked hot food, arts and crafts, toiletries, china and footwear.
We’ve made the licence process as easy as possible and our Markets Team are on hand to offer advice and help you find the right pitch.
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Well Street Market takes place every Saturday, 10am-4pm.
London’s most innovative street market has street food, produce, fashion, live music, and London’s first teenage and student makers markets.
Well Street was once part of an old country lane from the 1850s stretching from Shoreditch to Homerton and the banks of the river Lea.
An early trader at this market went on to become a founder of one of Britain’s most successful businesses.
Tesco was founded by 21 year old Jack Cohen who started trading from a barrow in Well Street Market in 1919 alongside dozens of other stalls.
Established in 1687, Hoxton is the oldest street market in Hackney. Packed with East End spirit, and just a short stroll from Shoreditch, the market has recently been transformed and now boasts new-look market stalls.
The market has played a key role in building a strong local community and economy, showcasing its trader’s products and the local retail offer.
We are always on the lookout for talented new traders to join us at Hoxton Street Market, you don’t necessarily have to be an experienced market trader to do this.
All we’re looking for is bags of enthusiasm, a positive attitude and great products to add to the variety already on offer.
We are particularly interested in hearing from those selling unique and original hand-crafted goods and street food.
Chatsworth Road Market
Hoxton Street Market
Kingsland Waste Market
Ridley Road Market
Well Street Market
Ridley Road Market
Ridley Road has been home to this market in the heart of Dalston since the end of 1880s having started with about 20 stalls it now playing an important part in Hackney’s history and heritage with over 150 stalls offering a diverse range of quality goods at very competitive prices.
Opposite Dalston Kingsland Train Station and beside Kingsland Shopping Centre, Ridley Road Market is one of the most vibrant in East London, offering a unique combination of international flavours from around the world. With the fusion of Afro-Caribbean, Asian and European goods, there is something there for everyone.
In its 1930s heyday Chatsworth Road market is reported to have had up to 200 stalls running 4‐5 days a week,
Extending along the full length of the street. The number of stalls and market days decreased slowly in post‐war years until the market eventually closed around 1990.
After many years of campaigning by local residents and traders, the market returned in 2010 and has been running weekly since June 2011.
The market is established as a regular Sunday market used by local people and is continuing to grow, providing a place to shop, meet friends or entertain the kids.
The long-term plan is to grow the number of stalls (we have approval to grow to around 80 stalls towards Rushmore Road), providing more choice for local residents and bringing increased business to the traders on the street.