Ice cream consultation - Phase 2

Camden Council is conducting a second phase of the an Ice Cream Scheme that started in 2019. 

We are proposing to introduce an experimental traffic management order at 3 new sites in the borough for ice cream traders.

The trial period for the proposed 3 sites, using temporary licences, will take place between May and October 2022 with initial trading hours of 10am-7pm.

The trial will be undertaken using an experimental traffic management order over 12 to 18 months. 

For more information about the consultation and to express your interest in trading at one of the about trial site, please visit: Ice cream licensing - We Are Camden - Citizen Space.

Markets newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to our Markets Newsletter, please email us at: marketsteam@camden.gov.uk

Once you subscribe, you will be receiving the newsletter quarterly via email. 

Our Markets Newsletter focuses on upcoming projects, events and news for traders, but it may also interest residents. We welcome any good news stories that you would like to share.

Please email jenny.kurktchieva@camden.gov.uk with your story to get the chance of featuring it in the upcoming editions.

You can follow and share your business activities on our social media accounts:

Facebook: CamdenMarkets1
Twitter: @CamdenMarkets

Love your local market campaign 

Every year NABMA (The National Association of British Market Authorities) runs a National Campaign under the slogan “Love Your Local Market”. The campaign highlights the importance of markets at the heart of local communities and economies. For the past nine years the campaign has been a great success with hundreds of markets taking part worldwide.

The campaign usually takes place over two weeks in the summer. Please visit the NABMA wesbite to find the dates for this year. 

We encourage you to take part in the campaign by offering consumers small discounts and by actively promoting the campaign. NABMA has put together a free promotion pack, which you can download and use at your stall: Love Your Local Market - NABMA.

If you are a new trader and need some guidance to start your business, you can use the NMTF (National Market Traders Federation) fully interactive ‘Spring Into Markets’ guide completely free.

In return, we would like to offer you the opportunity to trade at any of our street markets for £10.20 during the campaign period. You can find more information about our markets here.

If you are an existing trader, already licensed by us or another London local authority, you only need to send us an email to marketsteam@camedn.gov.uk with your availability, commodity, Public liability insurance and Level 2 food hygiene and safety certificate (if you want to sell food) to trade on any of the upcoming campaign days and we will reserve a space for you.

If you are a new trader, willing to start with your business, please get in touch with us and we will advise you further of what information we will need to issue you with a licence. 

We will be also supporting you to boost your social media presence.

Special Markets offer:

We are looking for new traders to join us at Swiss Cottage and Chalton Street Market. We're particularly keen to hear from people who trade in locally sourced fruits and vegetables, vintage, second-hand clothing, or are entrusted in delivering community craft and/or DIY workshops.

If you're interested in joining us, please email us at: marketsteam@camden.gov.uk.or call 020 7974 3864 for more information.

We have a special discounted daily pitch price of £10.20 and £6.12 per additional pitch which is open to all new Queens Crescent and Chalton Street Market applicants.

Please see visit our markets in Camden page to find out more about each market.

What Camden has to offer:

  • our charges are below the London average
  • our markets are in key shopping areas: Camden Town, Holborn, Coven Garden, Bloomsbury, Belsize and Haverstock
  • Camden has a diverse population with a wide range of shopping needs and interests, so you're bound to find a customer base to suit you
  • we are investing in the environment, management and promotion of our markets
  • we are committed to the long term sustainability of markets: we believe they are a vital part of our local economy and communities

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

  • find out about 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

Refill station Camden

We have teamed up with Hemingway Design to build Refill Station Camden—our first trailer stall made from reclaimed and recycled materials.

Refill Station Camden sells unpackaged grains, liquids and cleaning products to customers with their own reusable bags, mugs or boxes. Biodegradable, recyclable or reusable storage containers are also be available.

We are partnering with local entrepreneurs, businesses, and market traders to help promote and sell local, ethical products and services to Camden residents at affordable prices.

This project is part funded by the London Waste & Recycling Board, and is supported by the North London Waste Authority and Fair-well.

Where can I find the Refill Station?

From January 2020, Refill Station Camden is mainly based at Queen’s Crescent Market.

Free healthy start vouchers accepted at Chalton street Market

If you are pregnant or have a young child under four you could be eligible to get Healthy Start vouchers, which can be exchanged for milk, infant formula, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables.

You can use your vouchers at the Chalton Street Market fruit and veg stall, every Friday between 10am-4pm. You can either ‘pick your own’ or choose a ready-made fruit and veg bag.

Camden Markets consultation report 2019

Camden commissioned Hemingway Design to develop a ‘Street Market Vision’ and delivery approaches for Inverness Street Market with links to Camden’s wider street markets portfolio. 'Camden Markets Vision and Recommendations' was published in 2019.