Other markets, forecourt trading and the Town Square



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Please remember to help stop the spread of the virus by following these four simple steps:

  • Only one customer being served at a time
  • Do not touch any item you do not buy
  • Queue in the designated places and stay two metres apart
  • Use contactless payment cards whenever possible

Market officers will be on duty to help customers and traders keep safe.

Information about markets, forecourt trading and the Town Square.

Chingford Mount Market Click to get info

The Chingford Mount Market is held on the last Saturday of each month in Albert Crescent, Chingford Mount, E4 6HS and is licensed by Waltham Forest Council.

Chingford Mount market will be open on dates to be announced.

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.

The first Chingford Virtual Christmas Market will run from Saturday 21 November 2020 to Saturday 28 November 2020 inclusive.

To date 25 stall holders will post their stall items for sale plus information how to contact and order, they have one post each but can post as many photos as they like. The event will run for a week for people to browse through the stallholder posts at their leisure. On the day some stall holders will post additional live and pre-recorded videos to showcase their products.

A stall costs £10, email Helen Jonns to enquire about having a stall.

There is also a raffle which will be run electronically through Raffall with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity Crisis.

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 eight markets a year in various venues.

Forthcoming Markets:

Forthcoming Markets for 2020 will be announced when available.

See the full list of traders

Fashion Digital Christmas Market 

Friday 4 December 2020 to Sunday 6 December 2020

Hosted by London Fashion District and Waltham Forest Council this event is restricted with traders having to live or be based in the borough.

Traders must apply for a stall by Monday 23 November 2020 

Highams Park Online Christmas Fair 

Saturday 14 November 2020 and Sunday 15 November 2020, 10am to 4pm

New virtual Christmas Market.

Highmas Park businesses can book a stall

Hoe Street Market Click to get info

Before COVID-19 Hoe Street Market was a monthly Sunday market at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church, 4 Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow, E17 6QQ.

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

For 2020 Hoe Street Market will be operating from Sunday 1 November 2020 until Sunday 6 December 2020 with an online market on

  • Facebook,
  • Twitter 
  • and Instagram 

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Do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your laptop or phone and support local artists, makers and designers all of whom need your custom more than ever.

Find unique art, gifts, cards, plants, cushions, clothes, jewellery, ceramics, candles, the Walthamstow calendar, woollen scarves, baby accessories, reflexology vouchers, glassware, dolls (with a twist), jam, a charity cookbook and much more! Makers can post items or hand-deliver items to you.

The Christmas Tree Forest at Lancaster’s Home and Garden Centre, Unit 2, The Old Station Yard, 186-188 Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 3NZ will be open again this year for you to pre-order or call in and collect your Christmas tree.

There will be socially distanced access to the centre and while you browse you can enjoy a complimentary Christmas drink and nibbles.

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. 

Virtual Christmas Market

2020 would have been the sixth year of Leyton&Stone Designers Christmas Markets!

But this year they are going online with a Virtual Christmas Market from Saturday 28 November 2020.

Organisers Esme and Liz said: “Due to COVID-19 we won’t be able to enjoy the lovely socialness, music and fun of the markets, as well as the browsing each other’s stalls, chatting with customers, posing for photos with Santa and mulled wine, but we can do a small online event to try and help those traders who'd usually be getting ready for our markets about now!"

“So, lovely Leyton&Stone Designers - please share photos of your latest creations in our Facebook event ASAP (no need to wait!), include prices, links and contact details so that people can buy from you - let's make it easy to #shoplocal this Christmas.”

If you are a maker, you can add details of the items you are selling

Prefer Instagram? No worries, just tag Leyton&Stone and use the #leytonstonechristmasmarket before Saturday 28 November 2020 to see stories featuring your posts!

The Leyton Jubilee Park Market is hosted by The Creative Side of London.

The market is not run by Waltham Forest Council. The Creative Side of London hires the park and manages the market.

A range of affordable stalls including hot food, local produce, handmade goods and pre-loved items, as well as music, bouncy castle and other entertainment for children.

The market takes place behind KukooLaLa Cafe, Leyton Jubilee Park E10 7BL.

Forthcoming Markets for 2020 will be announced when available


The St Andrew's Fairtrade Stall is open every Sunday, from 11.30 - 3pm, outside St Andrew's church on Colworth Road, Leytonstone, E11 1JD.

There are measures put into place to ensure the health and safety of customers and volunteers. Payment can be by card, cheque or cash.

Please come along to purchase your Fairtrade groceries.  We have pasta, rice, teas, coffees, biscuits, spreads, nuts, dried fruits, chocolate and lots more, with plenty of vegan and gluten free products.

From Sunday 22 November until Sunday 20 December, 8am to 9pm a magical pop up forest will appear in Lloyds Park, Walthamstow.

Due to the Covid-19 national resictions this will now be a click and collect market.

More details 

The Lloyd Park Market Click to get info

The Lloyd Park Market is held every Saturday, 10am to 4pm, at Lloyd Park Forest Road entrance, Walthamstow, E17 4PP.

It will also be open on Sundays, 10am to 4pm, with its hot food stalls only.

The market usually offers around 30 high quality food stalls, covering everything you need for a weekly produce shop, including: organic seasonal fruit and veg from local farmers, meat from an organic farm butcher and fresh fish from the fishmonger.

The Lloyd Park Market is particularly welcoming local and social enterprise traders as demonstrated through it's Local Trader Commitment.

North Chingford Market Click to get info

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

North Chingford market will be open on:

  • Saturday 19 December 2020

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

Find more information through North Chingford Markets Facebook

Orford Road Market Click to get info

Orford Road Market is held every Saturday from 11am outside of Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, E17 9LN with a selection of the capital's best street food traders and artisan small batch produce vendors.

The market is run by Waltham Forest residents and businesses owners with a focus on supporting local homegrown businesses wherever possible.

It’s nestled in the heart of ‘The Village’ known and adored by locals for its period charm, independent shops, butcher, florist, delis and restaurants.

Wednesday 23 December 2020, 10am to 1pm, Extra Christmas Market

Sundays 10am to 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.

Walthamstow Farmers’ Market is a popular place every Sunday with more than 20 traders selling everything from speciality breads, honey and preserves to fresh meat, game and vegetables.

The Walthamstow Sunday Social Market runs every Sunday from 10am to 4pm in Walthamstow High Street.

The market aims to provide experiential street market offerings, from talented street food vendors, start up brands and great entertainment.

Walthamstow Market Click to get info

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

Dating from 1885, Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor street market in Europe.

It is open:

  • Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 5pm 
  • Saturday, 8am to 5.30pm

For further information about the market and its history 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)

Wood Street Indoor Market Click to get info

After being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic Wood Street Indoor Market reopened on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Social distancing will be in place.

The former Crown Cinema in Wood Street, Walthamstow, has operated as a market since 1955, owned and ran by the same family since the early 1980s, with ownership and responsibility passing down through the generations.

The market, which has 30 trading units available, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 52 weeks a year, from 10am to 5.30pm. 

Details of traders and special events are available from the Wood Street indoor market website

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.

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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