Other markets, forecourt trading and the Town Square


Information about markets, forecourt trading and the Town Square.

Chingford Mount Market Click to get info

The Chingford Mount Market is held on alternate Saturdays in Albert Crescent, Chingford Mount, E4 6HS and is licensed by Waltham Forest Council.

It is run by E4 markets and includes a range of arts, crafts and food stalls.

More details can be found by visiting Chingford Mount Market facebook page.

E17 Designers Market Click to get info

E17 Designers Markets showcase good quality arts and crafts handmade by different groups and individuals from across the borough. 

The events provide a unique opportunity to show and sell their work locally. Art and craft disciplines represented include: jewellery; ceramics; fashion; printmaking; soft furnishings and accessories. 

Established in 2006, we usually run 8 markets a year in various venues: The next market is:

  • Saturday 10 November, 10.30am to 3.30pm, at Waltham Forest Community Hub (Asian Centre), 18a Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LN.

Wide range of gifts from over 25 makers, Playtime Guitars, tarot reading from Goddess Vulpecula, mulled cider from Real Al, food from Suzie Cakes, E17 Village Market , Greek Café, Wood Street Coffee.

See the full list of traders

Hoe Street Market Click to get info

Hoe Street Market is a monthly Sunday market at Walthamstow Trades Hall. 

Find gifts, art, cards, cakes, plants, jewellery, clothes, homeware and more from local artists, makers and bakers. 

Street food is served in the front car park (next to the petrol station on Hoe Street) – buy outside and eat inside with a drink from the very cheap bar! Child friendly with plenty of seating and space for prams, the address is 17 Hoe Street but the entrance is on Tower Hamlets Road (opposite Yard Sale Pizza). 

Future markets are from 12 noon until 5pm on:

  • Sunday 18 November 2018
  • Sunday 09 December 2018

This market is on private land which means it is not licensed by Waltham Forest Council.

Leyton and Stone Designers is a group of designer/makers based in Leyton and Leytonstone. 

The group holds pop-up markets to promote members' work and support the craft and design community in our area. These markets are privately organised.
Please check the website for more information about market dates and traders. 

Next Market

The next market is on Saturday 1 December 2018, from 11am until 4pm at Upstairs Hall, Leytonstone Library, Church Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HG. 

There will be 20 stalls of delightful handmade goods and festive foodie treats, plus entertainment while you shop and selfies with Santa!

North Chingford Market Click to get info

The North Chingford Market is held on alternate Saturdays in Station Road, Chingford, E4 7BE and is licensed by Waltham Forest Council.

It is run by E4 markets and includes a range of arts, crafts and food stalls.

More details are available here.

The Waltham Forest Vegans Market is held in Walthamstow Town Centre on certain Sundays during the year, details are on the Waltham Forest Vegans Market Facebook page.

The event will feature a selection of traders, vegan information and charity stalls, music and entertainment for children at the St James Street end of Walthamstow High Street at the heart of Waltham Forest.

This market is a not-for-profit project which has grown from the vibrant and active Waltham Forest Vegans community and all are welcome!

Sundays 10am-2pm

The Walthamstow Farmers Market takes place every Sunday on Walthamstow High Street, next to the Town Square and the Mall, between 10am and 2pm.

Items including fresh bread, free range eggs, organic vegetables, cheese, poultry, succulent cooked sausages and plants are all on sale. This market is run by London Farmers’ Markets, for further information or to apply to trade on this market see London Farmers’ Market website.

Special Event Sunday 18 November

Christmas tasting platter

If you’re not sure what should be the centre piece of your Christmas lunch this year pop down to Waltham Forest Farmers’ Market on Sunday 18 November and you can sample some organic turkey, duck, goose or cockerel to see which one you prefer.

There’ll also be some organic gammon and sausage meat available for tasting so you can place your order ready for the festive season.

Walthamstow Market Click to get info

For information about the market please see the Walthamstow Market page.

Walthamstow Town Square Click to get info

The Town Centre is a licensed public entertainments facility and therefore subject to conditions imposed on the licence and the bylaws of the Council. The venue is designated primarily for the purpose of presenting entertainments that enhance the experience of shopping in Walthamstow.

The protocol contains information on how groups can obtain the permission of the Council to use stalls, tables or banners in Walthamstow Town Square in accordance with the Parks and Open Spaces general byelaws.

It is important that you read and understand the protocol, in conjunction with the byelaws, before making an application. See Town Square protocol (21KB PDF file)

Forecourt trading Click to get info

A street trading licence may also be required if you are trading on a forecourt of a shop premises or wish to place tables and chairs on the highway outside your premises.

To apply please contact the Street Trading team for an application form.

A licence may not be granted when adverse comments are received from the consulted parties.

A licence will not be granted where there is a risk to road safety or possibility of a nuisance being created.

The Council may revoke a street trading licence after it has been granted. This may be for a variety of reasons such as: non compliance with conditions, non payment or because other agencies such as highways department require access to the trading location. You will be given at least 10 days notice if your consent is revoked.

Will tacit consent apply? Click to get info

No. It is in the public interest that Waltham Forest Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 20 working days contact us online if you applied via the UK welcome business website or use the contact details below.

Applying Click to get info

The application form must be received at least seven days prior to the first date for which you are applying.

Please note that you can book no more than four weeks in advance in any one application.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

If you have any queries regarding this protocol or the application form please phone the Street Trading team on 020 8496 2880.

Email Street.trading@walthamforest.gov.uk