Reopening markets safely

In line with government guidelines, stalls at our markets have reopened as part of a staged return with new layouts to facilitate social distancing and manage the capacity of market areas.

Our officers have been planning for the reopening of markets for some time, exploring options to do so in a safe way. There are significant challenges involved and it is clear that in the short term at least, our markets will look and feel quite different from what we are used to.

Traders are being asked to look at their operating models and to put plans in place that would allow them to operate in a safe and socially distanced way. Market officers are providing advice and support. Traders who cannot demonstrate that they have proper plans in place will not be allowed to reopen.

For enquiries please email streetmarkets@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Private stall contractors

The council is not responsible for the sale, hire or storage of markets stalls. A few Private stall contractors operate in the borough (as below), or simple internet search for 'market stall purchase' will list a number of suppliers for purchasing a suitable portable rig solution.

Markets trading information and fees and charges

Private stall contractors provide stalls at the following markets:

Chrisp Street

Dennis Law
D&M Container Hire
72 Chrisp Street
London E14

Tel: 07973 508532
Email: email@dennislaw.orangehome.co.uk

Roman Road\Watney Street

Terry Baker
2 Hewison Street
Bow
London, E3

Tel: 020 8981 1894