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Shop front trading licence

This licence allows shop owners to trade goods and services outside their shop, including everything from fruit and vegetables outside convenience stores, to tables and chairs outside local cafes, bars and restaurants.

Temporary and permanent shop front licence applications are available, however permanent shop front applications are only available for licenced streets. Please contact us if you would like a copy of the list of licence streets. You have to hold a temporary licence for 6 months before you can apply for a permanent licence.

Apply for or renew a shop front trading licence

Apply Renew

Postal applications

Post your applications to the address below.

Conditions and fees

Create a licence account

Set up an account to enable you to easily process applications, manage services, complete renewals, make changes and process financial transactions.
Using the system you can also update your personal and business details, evidence to support any application and view licence information.

Create an account

Page updated on: 17 July 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