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Holding an event in Westminster

The City of Westminster is home to some of the most iconic event locations in the world.

Published on: 7 January 2021

Last updated: 27 September 2022

Our published timescales are:

  • small scale events with no statutory licences, 10 working days’ notice
  • events requiring street trading applications, temporary structures, Temporary Event Notices such as for the sale of alcohol or a live performance, 1 months’ notice
  • events requiring a road closure, more than 499 people, at least 3 months’ notice

Our streets and open spaces are the first choice for thousands of outdoor events, parades and brand activations every year.

If you are planning an outdoor event in Westminster, you need to apply for permission so we can help you to make sure it is safe and successful.

We welcome applications for events that showcase Westminster as a thriving cultural hub, support communities and the local economy and celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion.

Please make sure you have read our COVID-19 events and filming guidance carefully, before you apply. Our Housing team are currently not accepting applications to film on housing estates. Waterloo Place is now available for unit base bookings.

Our service

We will work with you to plan a safe and successful event by securing your event date and location and offering advice  on  the permits and licenses you will need. We will review your event management plan, risk assessment and other documentation.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7641 2390