Street trading at events

Westminster approve a number of events each year where street trading takes place.

All trading must be managed by the event organiser and all street trading covered by a temporary licence.

1. How to apply

You must first get initial approval for a event from the City Promotions, Events and Filming Team.

Once the event has been approved, if your event includes street trading, each individual trader must apply for a temporary licence.

Apply for a temporary licence

You must apply at least 21 days before the event, and include:

If the event includes the sale or supply of alcohol, a temporary event notice must also be given.

2. What happens next

Your application will be reviewed by a senior licensing officer. Environmental health will be consulted on food stalls involved in the event.

You may be contacted by an officer if additional information is required.

3. Notting Hill Carnival

To apply to trade at Notting Hill Carnival please visit our dedicated Carnival website page where you will find the application form and guidance.

Application and guidance

We invite existing traders to apply for a temporary licence. Existing traders should register interest for a pitch with the Carnival Team at


4. Fees

Events (including Chinese Festival)

Licence type Cost per day
A standard pitch £120
A food pitch £200

The following waivers will apply to the above fees:

  1. For charitable events a discount of up to 50% may be given on the total amount of the fees payable.
  2. A waiver of fees will be given to an applicant on receipt in writing of a statement that all profits from the street trading activities will go to a named registered charitable organisation. A nominal fee of £100.00 will be charged if, in the opinion of the Council, the event is community based and non-profit making.

Notting Hill Carnival

Licence type Cost per day
A standard pitch £300
A food pitch £375
Trailers or ice cream vans £565


The 'Events' and 'Notting Hill Carnival' fees are currently under review, so in the future this fee structure will be amended.
Last updated: 26 June 2019