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Market trading opportunities

There are over 600 pitches in the 6 markets with market officers in each to provide guidance and support to new and existing traders.

We’re always looking for new traders to join us across our markets. You don’t need to be an experienced market trader to work on a Hackney market – all we ask is that you have bags of enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a fantastic product.

Before you apply to trade in Hackney we advise you to: 

  • find out about all 6 of our markets – you are welcome to ask a market officer about the opportunities available and plans for each market
  • check the suitability of the market
  • visit the market to see if the commodity you intend to sell is widely available or not
  • talk to an existing market trader and market officer to get a feel for the way we work

There are also a number of smaller trading sites (miscellaneous sites) across the borough often serving hot food and drinks. The cost of these stalls depends on the size of the site. Location and trading time depends on a conversation with the council. 

If this sounds like you, please email or complete and submit an application form:

Please be advised that the market of your choice may be at full capacity or may be oversubscribed for your commodity. In this case we are happy to direct you towards an alternative market or you will be added to our waiting list and your application considered should a vacancy arise.

Our markets / pitch fees and charges

Page updated on: 1 October 2019

Markets Service


Unit 2bii Kingsland Shopping Centre
Kingsland High Street
E8 2LX


Opening times

  • Markets office is open for tel enquiries and walk-in appointments, Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm