Fees and charges

Before applying please review the current trading and administration fees in Tower Hamlets below.

Voucher books

Market Services operates a voucher system for temporary traders to book pitches.  Books of daily vouchers are available from the Markets Services office for all markets (excluding Whitechapel Road). 

Online accounts

In Whitechapel market we are rolling out our new online system replacing vouchers.

To book a pitch in Whitechapel temporary traders need to top up their online account.  To top up their online accounts traders will need to either come in person or phone the markets office to make payment using chip and pin. 

Advance bookings and on the day booking of pitches in Whitechapel Market will not be possible without sufficient funds in your online account

Day rates

Temporary licence holders

Temporary licence day rates
  Weekdays Saturday Sunday
 Any market  £22.60  £33  £38
 Extra pitch voucher (if available)  £7  £12  £17


In addition, a reduced rate regeneration offer is available for new market traders to Tower Hamlets at selected markets. The offer is available for a three month period from the temporary license’s date of issue.

Regeneration rates
 Monday - Friday £12 per day Saturday £17 per day Sunday £22 per day
 Bethnal Green Road  Bethnal Green Road  Brick Lane
 Chrisp Street  Chrisp Street  Sclater Street
 Roman Road  Roman Road  Cheshire Street
 Watney Street  Roman Road Square  
 Wentworth Street    


Permanent licence holders

Permanent licence day rates
  Per weekday Saturday Sunday
Chrisp Street (normal)  £7  £27  -
Chrisp Street (large)  £8  £47  -
Columbia Road  -  -  £47
Petticoat Lane  £7  -  £34
Whitechapel  £7 £30 -
All other markets  £7  £25  £36
Hot food vendor £20 £30 £36


Additional costs

Additional costs
 Use of public footway or space and display of goods  £1 per square meter per day
 Forecourt trading  £27.55 per week
 Fresh produce and flower waste disposal  Costs shared equally by market