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Our markets

There are six markets in Westminster which require a street trading licence to trade. Additionally, there are privately-run Farmer’s Markets in Marylebone and Pimlico on weekends.

Please read on for more information about each market.

At this time we are accepting applications at some of our markets. Please click on the individual markets below for more details. In addition to COVID-19 advice for traders, we would strongly encourage traders to wear a face mask or visors and gloves when operating in the market to protect yourselves and your customers.

1. Berwick Street W1

About One of London’s oldest markets, founded in 1778. Berwick St sells a range of traditional products together with being Soho’s main lunchtime food destination.
Times The market operates Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.
Location  View on map ‎
Commodities Fruit and vegetables, flowers, coffee, dairy products, international take away foods.

We are not currently accepting new applications for Berwick Street market.

2. Church Street NW8

The Church Street Market Green Spine consultation will run from 26 October until 23 November 2020. This is your opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Traffic Management Order and the amended market layout in Church Street, which are both planned to be implemented in early 2021. Read the consultation letter.

 

About Westminster’s largest market flanked by cafes and shops, serving one of London’s most multi-cultural neighbourhoods with a diverse range of traditional products. On the Lisson Grove end is London’s most famous antique’s quarter.
Times The market operates Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm
Location View on map
Commodities Fresh food, flowers and plants, household goods, bags, clothing, shoes, delicatessen and international take away food.

 

We are now accepting temporary licence applications for weekdays only at Church Street market. We are accepting variations to permanent licences (except on Saturdays). We would encourage you to consider trading on a casual licence (non-food only).

Find out what vacancies are available at the Church Street market and how to apply

3. Maida Hill W9

About Westminster’s newest community market, Maida Hill is currently undergoing redevelopment. While we are still accepting applications for new traders, but please be aware that your licence may be suspended during any upcoming works.
Times The market operates Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm.
Location View on map
Commodities Fruit and vegetables, bric-a-brac and international take-away foods.

We are now accepting temporary licence applications for Monday to Saturday on Maida Hill Market. We would encourage you to consider trading on a casual licence (non-food only).

Find out what vacancies are available at the Maida Hill market and how to apply..

4. Rupert Street W1

About A vibrant market in the heart of Soho.
Times The market operates Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, with hot food served between 11.30am and 3pm.
Location View on map
Commodities A range of international hot food.

We are not currently accepting any new applications for Rupert Street market.

5. Strutton Ground Market SW1

About Bustling lunchtime market that entices many of the surrounding workers, residents and tourists
Times The market operates Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Location View on map
Commodities International hot food stalls and coffee, clothing, jewellery, books.

Although we are not currently accepting new permanent or temporary applications for Strutton Ground market, we would encourage you to consider trading on a casual licence (non-food only) until we re-open permanent and temporary applications. Find out more about becoming an approved casual trader.

Please note we cannot accept any hot food or cooking applications for Strutton Ground at this time. The pitch sizes are 3m x 3m. Applicants are required to provide their own receptacle that will contain all goods and equipment within the pitch. All hot food traders are required to use sustainable packaging.

6. Tachbrook Street Market SW1

About Located in the heart of Pimlico, Tachbrook is a bustling market serving the local community and office workers
Times The market operates Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm.
Location View on map
Commodities Fruit and vegetables, traditional butcher and fishmonger, clothing, household goods and international hot food

We are currently accepting permanent street trading licence applications. 

Find out what vacancies are available at the Tachbrook Street market and how to apply.

 

7. Privately Run Markets

Pimlico farmers' market

This food market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 1pm in an area known locally as Orange or Mozart Square.

8. Westminster Markets Trader Handbook

The Westminster Market Trader Handbook outlines the application process and associated fees for all traders who wish to apply for a licence. 

Download the Trader Handbook (PDF, 3.85MB)

9. The Digital Streets Market project

We are pleased to announce that our Digital Street Markets Project, which will see free WiFi delivered across Westminster’s street markets, as well as digital training for market traders and local businesses, has taken a step closer to completion.

The Council is currently going through a procurement process to find an operator to install the WIFi and we are hoping that the project will be completed before the end of this year. Once completed, the free WiFi will allow market traders to take card payments on the market more easily and will also allow customers to use the WiFi while they are browsing the market.

Digital training will also be available to help market traders get the most out of the new WiFi and to ensure their businesses are digitally enabled, so they can compete in this increasingly digital world. The training will contain practical workshops for small groups which focus on product development related to digital activities including how to create websites, developing digital marketing channels and search engine optimisation.

If you have any questions about this project, please email businessunit@westminster.gov.uk

Last updated: 5 November 2020