Hoxton Street Market

Established in 1687, Hoxton is the oldest street market in Hackney. Packed with East End spirit, and just a short stroll from Shoreditch, the market has recently been transformed and now boasts new-look market stalls. The market has played a key role in building a strong local community and economy, showcasing its trader's products and the local retail offer.

Market relaunch

We are planning a vibrant summertime relaunch of Hoxton Street Market to take place on Saturday 24 June 2017. This event will build on the success of the market's history and its present day offer.

Our aim is to help regenerate Hoxton Street Market and run the market in partnership with traders, local businesses and residents.

Opportunities for new traders

Whether you're experienced or have no market trading experience at all, we welcome all keen traders interested in starting up their own market trading business, particularly those selling high-quality fashion, vintage clothing, antiques, creative handmade goods and street-food.

The benefits on offer to new traders include:

  • 4 days free trading within the first month of your licence being granted. This can be taken as 4 consecutive days or 4 consecutive weekends
  • a high quality 3m x 3m gazebo for Saturday traders which will be set up and dismantled for you by Hackney's experienced market team

How to apply

You must be 16 or over to apply.

Email your completed form to: marketsservice@hackney.gov.uk

You can also submit your application by post or hand to:

Hoxton Street Market Team
Markets and Street Trading
Unit 2B(ii), Kingsland Shopping Centre
Kingsland High Street
E8 2LX

Applications received after 9 June may not be considered for the relaunch on 24 June 2017.

What happens next?

Selected applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview commencing from 5 June at our office in Lower Clapton Road during weekdays. At the final stage you will be given a licence to trade and full access to our customer care service and dedicated team to help you get settled in.


Hoxton Street, N1. Located in the Shoreditch Part of the Borough, off Old Street.

Public transport

Nearest stations: Hoxton and Haggerston Overground and Old Street Underground Stations.

Buses: Kingsland Road 67, 149, 242, 243 and 394.

Opening times

  • street food, Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm
  • general market, Saturday 9am to 4pm 

Bank holiday opening

We are not open on public/bank holidays except on Good Friday.


Visit the Hoxton Street Market to enjoy traditional pie and mash and will also find practical stuff such as fresh bakery, delicious food, arts, crafts, homewares, jewellery, underwear, bespoke fashion pieces and shoes, amongst many more commodities at affordable prices


Public toilets are available on Stanway Street.

Apply to trade in Hackney's markets

The Council is encouraging more permanent and casual traders at our markets, especially those who trade in confectionery, stationery, cooked hot food, arts and crafts, toiletries, china and footwear. We've made the licence process as easy as possible and our Markets Team are on hand to offer advice and help you find the right pitch. Apply to trade.

For out more about Hoxton Street Market using the contact details below:

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