Kingston upon Thames has been home to a bustling market for centuries with the oldest surviving records dating back to the early 1200’s, and Kingston’s historical market is still thriving today.
The Ancient Market is home to 29 permanent stalls and trades 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm with a range of traditional market stall holders such as florists, fishmongers and butchers, greengrocers and an artisan bakery alongside a vibrant street food scene serving up authentic cuisines from across the globe.
Kingston’s Monday Market trades every Monday, 9am – 2pm in the Cattle Market surface car park. The market offers great value and great choice including vintage clothing and fabric, books and cards, household goods, fruit and veg, meat, handmade foodstuffs and much more.
If you are interested in taking a Market Stall at Kingston, please note that our stalls in Ancient Market are currently full. However, we are happy to hear from anyone interested in any of the following opportunities:
Every year we expand our market footprint to deliver a traditional Christmas Market with stalls housed in beautiful wooden cabins selling festive treats for all the family to enjoy, from beautiful hand-crafted giftware to spiced mulled wine and specialist hot foods.
Applications for our 2017 market are now closed. If you are interested in taking a stall for our 2018 market however, please register below.
We have a number of dedicated areas in Kingston town centre available for use by registered charities to help raise awareness and collect donations. All spaces must be booked in advance and follow appropriate guidelines and legislation. If you are interested in booking a space just to raise awareness, please follow the links below. If you will be looking to actively collect donations, either through cash collection on the day or through direct debit sign-ups, you must apply for a permit to do so from the Metropolitan Police. Please allow plenty of time for your permit application. Once you have been issued your permit, please follow the link below to book your space and activities.
Attracting thousands of customers to its streets on a daily basis, Kingston’s Ancient Market Place provides the perfect backdrop for experiential marketing and commercial activity.
If you are interested in hiring a space, follow the link below to find out more.
If you wish to hold a public event in Kingston town centre just follow the link below to submit your application. We will then get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.
Before completing your application however, please familiarise yourself with Kingston Council's Organising an Event check list pages to help plan the information you will need to provide and the challenges you may need to consider.
Event applications should be submitted to us at least three months before your event date or at least six months before a major event, when planning is likely to take some time.
Here in Kingston we encourage talented performers to come and make the town centre a vibrant and exciting place. We just request the fair consideration of fellow buskers, shoppers, workers and retailers and have therefore created a Code of Conduct for busking in Kingston that we ask all buskers and entertainers to adhere to.
> Download the Kingston Busking Code of Conduct
We're always keen to hear from up and coming talent interested in performing at our town centre events. If you would be interested in performing at a future event, please follow the link below to register your interest.