Could you become a trader at Hoxton Street Market?

Hackney Council is looking for market traders to run stalls at Hoxton Street Market.

Established in 1687, Hoxton is the oldest street market in Hackney. Packed with East End spirit, and just a short stroll from Shoreditch, the 336 year-old market has recently been transformed and now boasts new-look market stalls.

Trial pitch scheme

Whether you’re experienced or have no market trading experience at all, we welcome all keen traders interested in starting up their own market trading business.

Our aim is to help regenerate Hoxton Street Market and run the market in partnership with traders, local businesses and residents. The benefits on offer to new traders include:

  • Four days FREE trading within the first month of your licence being granted. This can be taken as four consecutive days or four consecutive weekends
  • A high quality 3m x 3m gazebo for Saturday traders which is set up and dismantled for you by Hackney’s experienced market team.

Trading hours

Saturday is the market’s busiest trading day and suitable for all traders. The general market is open 9am-4pm.

During weekdays, the market is more suitable for street food traders wanting to capture lunch-time workers stepping out for a bite to eat. The peak trading hours on weekdays are between 11am and 3pm.

Refer a trader and get a discount

Once you become a licenced trader and you refer a new trader to one of Hackney’s markets, you’ll both be eligible to receive a credit equal to a single day’s pitch fee. The credit can be claimed when the new trader fills out the required section on their application form.

How to apply

Applying for a stall at Hoxton Street Market couldn't be simpler!

All you need to do is download an application form and email it back to us or post it to our market office.

Once successful, you’ll be given a licence to trade and access to our dedicated team to help you get settled in.

You must be 16 or over to apply.


Compared to other markets across London, Hackney offers very competitive fees and charges. The following fees and charges apply to Hoxton Street Market:

Six month temporary trading licence - £50.00


Day rate

Monday - Thursday (per day)


Monday - Thursday (per day - Fruit & Vegetable)


Friday or Saturday (fee per day)


Friday or Saturday (fee per day – Fruit & Vegetable)


*Fees are inclusive of stall hire on Saturdays

Contact us and find out more