Shop safe, shop local

Our high streets and markets reopened on Monday 12 April and we are delighted to welcome them back. Lockdown restrictions hit non-essential shops and businesses hard and we’ve been working to support and help them re-open safely.

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Market traders

Tower Hamlets boasts some of the most iconic and internationally renowned street markets in London. No other borough in London offers year round trading with such a choice of vibrant and contrasting markets. With a justifiably proud history and tradition on many of the borough's markets, they contribute significantly to the vitality of local economies.

The council manages, promotes, licences, develops and supports independent commercial street trading opportunities within the borough. By moving away from being just custodians to business curators of street markets, we lead on reinvigorating and transforming entrepreneurial trading activity. Our approach to market management is an investment in the future, not solely a regulatory function.

With over 2,500 pitches, we welcome partnering with all new traders, both permanent and temporary, who share our passion for markets and share our belief to provide enterprising markets for the wider economic benefit to local business and communities.

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Markets Services meet all new potential traders for the borough in an introductory meeting, to discuss opportunities and requirements, provide guidance, and provide practical assistance.

For more information, please contact us

Market Services
131 Commercial Street
London E1 6BJ

Opening hours: The office is currently closed and will re-open when Covid restrictions are fully relaxed.


Tel: 020 7364 1717

A variety of special events, introductory pricing, pitch promotions, incentives and new market opportunities are available on an ongoing bases. Please enquire or check our twitter feed to be updated on the latest special deals.


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