​Temporary changes have been made to street trading nationally. Pavement licences are designed to make it easier for premises serving food and drink to seat and serve customers while coronavirus social distancing guidelines remain in place.

Street trading in a market can provide a low-cost start-up business or life-long employment for many people. Operating a market stall is one of the oldest and most recognised professions in the world, bringing traders and the public together in an interesting market place.

As with all street trading it is necessary for market traders in Merton to hold a licence for their pitch. If you are interested in applying for a pitch you will first need to be registered with us. Please download and complete the form below to begin the registration process.

We are actively seeking new traders for all our markets. A list of commodities sold in our markets is included on our vacancies page. If you wish to trade in an item already contained on the list please consider an alternative market within the borough. Traders are invoiced for the days they attend.

There are two markets run by Merton Council: Mitcham Market and Abbotsbury Road. Both market sites require the use of stalls and are unsuitable for trailers or vehicles. All stalls and equipment must be set up and removed on each trading day.

Mitcham Market

Mitcham is the main authority run market in the borough. Located in the middle of the town centre, commodities range from fruit and vegetables to clothes and pet supplies. There is access to power across the site and anchor points for stall safety. Stalls are available for use for traders.

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Abbotsbury Road Market – Morden

The market in Abbotsbury Road is just around the corner from Morden Underground station and close to local restaurants and cafes. The market runs every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

The area has recently been subjected to highway improvements and there is power available on site. There are currently spaces available for all types of trader.

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Market     Number of pitches     Trading days
Mitcham Market 28 Monday to Saturday
Abbotsbury Road Morden 6 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Registration form

Market Registration Form

Other markets

These markets are privately run and not subject to street trading licensing. Please contact the operators directly for information and stall availability.

Contact us

Street Trading
Regulatory Services Partnership
London Borough of Merton
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 3969
Email: licensing@merton.gov.uk