Want to trade on Lower Marsh Market? Whether you want to sell your food or handmade goods (or even busk!) with us, you’ve come to the right place. Start your journey here; simply select your trader type below.


Food Traders

Craft & Handmade




Frequent Asked Questions



If you are a craft & hand made trader and it is your first-time trading on Lower Marsh Market, you will be required to send us the following documents once you have booked your place on the market. These documents are required to be kept up to date and in compliance. The National Federation of Market Traders https://www.nmtf.co.uk/ is a good place to find more information about what is required to trade. If you have valuable products you plan to sell, you may need to consider insurance to cover loss or damage to your goods. At the moment, we require the following from you:

  • Proof of ID

  • Proof of address

  • Copy of liability insurance

You can send the documents to info@wearewaterloo.co.uk as a PDF or a picture. You also must bring paper copies of these documents with you, to have on your person at all the times while you are trading with us.

If you are a Food trader, you can find more information about the Compliance Documents you need at the Trader Terms & Conditions.


You must be over 18 to trade and must have a valid photo ID (passport or driving license) as proof. 


Traders must be at the market by 10:30am and ready to begin trading by 11am. If you arrive late, the team and the management have the right to not allow you to trade on the day and penalties may be applied. If you are unable to attend the market, please send us an email at info@wearewaterloo.co.uk or call us to 020 7620 1201


The Market Team will be on-hand at the market at all times, if you need to rise a query and you can’t find a member of the staff, please contact the office at 020 7620 1201.


Before you start trading, double check that you have the right supplies to remain comfortable throughout your trading hours. Wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions and weather, always pack extra layers and waterproofs and, depending on the season, take some sun cream. Don’t forget to pack snacks and drinks to keep hydrated.


  • Toilets for trader use are available at Vaulty Towers and The Camel and Artichoke

  • All traders are expected to remove their own rubbish. Penalties may be applied if you dump rubbish on the street

  • A water fountain it is available at the end of the market (Cubana Plaza) and it is free to use


The wind at Lower Marsh can be quite challenging. We have wind guidance procedures that all staff are aware of and you will find that extra weights and sand bags are put out, as required. If you have particularly fragile items, please let the Market Manager know when you arrive, and additional ballasts will be allocated. We do however recommend that you leave the bottom of the sides and backs open to allow the wind to filter through.