Christmas tree market traders

Camden welcomes applications from traders wishing to sell Christmas Trees from within Camden’s street markets or from isolated site locations. All applicants are required to fill in an application form. 

Apply for a street trading licence

If you are not an existing trader you will also need to provide:

  • ID
  • Proof of NI
  • Proof of address
  • PLI

All assistants must be listed on the application with accompanying documents (i.e. ID, NI, proof of address).
The closing date to submit your application is Monday 26th November 2018.
The Christmas tree licence fees this year are:

  • £23 per pitch per day within a market (and £13.60 for additional pitch fee)  
  • £10 per pitch per day and £6 per additional pitch for Queens Crescent and Chalton Street markets
  • £25 per pitch  per day for isolated and miscellaneous sites (4x2 meters)

Existing available trading sites are listed below, but requests to trade from new locations will be considered:

  • Finchley Road (outside Waitrose)
  • Fortune Green Cemetry/Queens C
  • 72 Mansfield Road (outside second hand furniture shop)
  • Camden Road
  • Swains Lane (round about)
  • West End Lane (by St. James’ church)
  • Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Queens Square
  • Theobalds Road
  • Hampstead Cemetery
  • Chalk Farm Road
  • Whitestone Pond
  • Bonny Street (Camden Overground Station)
  • Queens Crescent market
  • Inverness Street market
  • Plender Street
  • Eton Avenue
  • Chalton Street

Please specify on your application which trading site(s)/Market(s) you are applying for. Include details of how much space you require to display, store and package trees (including equipment used).

Some of these areas may be at different locations to the trading site, but all areas required need to be included in your application is your operation needs these areas as part of your set up.

Markets will operate between 7am – 7pm on the days when each market is designated.  Out of market areas can be 7 days.

If you have any questions, please contact the markets team at:


New traders

Camden welcomes new traders

We are looking to licence 8 kiosk sites to individual traders. The sites are in key locations through the borough and offer a great opportunity for both well-developed businesses and newly emerging sole traders to come to the heart of Camden and bring a unique experience to the local area. We would like prospective traders to apply for a temporary licence for these sites for 6 months. You will work with us to make these prime locations welcoming and attractive for local residents and visitors to the area.  For more information, please download our advert.

The closing date for sending your application is 15th November 2018.

Queen’s Crescent pilot market offer

If you are interested in trading at Queens Crescent Market and are currently licensed with another London Borough you can trade at Queens Crescent for two weeks without the need to fully comply with our current licensing process. All eligible traders need to provide proof of their existing licensing documents, that is a copy of your trading license issued by any London Borough and a public liability insurance certificate.  If you are selling food you need to provide proof that you have the appropriate clearances.

We have a special discounted daily pitch price of £10, which is open to all new Queens Crescent Market applicants. 

Contact the Markets team

You can find information about Queen’s Crescent Market by visiting Queen’s Crescent Market webpage.

Trading at our markets

If you are interested in trading at one of our markets our application form is available to download.  Please send completed forms to

You can also find out about our Fees and charges 2017-18  and download the street trading terms and conditions for 2017-18.

Ice cream trading

Ice cream vans are exempt from needing a street trading licence provided you are trading from a vehicle which goes from place to place remaining in any one location in the course of trading for 15 minutes or less and not returning to the same location or any other location in the same street on the same day. However certain streets in the borough are prohibited from itinerant ice cream trading.

List of ice cream prohibited street locations

Contact the Camden Markets Team

If you are interested in trading at one of our markets complete our application form and return by e-mail to

For general enquiries contact or call 020 7974 3864 or 020 7974 2475. We are happy to meet to discuss these proposals in person. Please contact us to arrange a meeting.