You need a licence from us, if you want to:
- trade on our markets
- trade on scattered sites, or run a kiosk
- trade on private land
- put advertising boards and/or tables and chairs on our streets
- use your shop front to sell goods.
It is illegal to trade or offer to sell any goods or services on any public highway - or within seven metres of any public highway - in Islington without a street trading licence.
If you suspect an illegal trader on our streets, you can report this on our ASB reporting form.
Apply for a licence to trade on markets or scattered sites in Islington
Vacancies for scattered sites are rare and when one becomes available a selection process is usually required
Information about applying to trade on private land
Apply for licences to put advertising boards, tables and chairs on our pavements
Apply to the council to place furniture, as well as tables and chairs on the highway to sell or serve food or drink in connection with the use of the adjacent premise.
Apply for a licence to sell goods on a public pathway in front of a shop or business
Food premises registration
If you store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises in Islington you must register with us
Markets to visit in Islington
Find out about all the exciting markets you can visit in Islington
Contact the licensing teams
Contact information for all the teams responsible for different areas of business licensing, permits and registration