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Market trading stalls and licensing

You need a licence to become a market trader. 

The general market (Market Square)

Availability is on a week-to-week basis. You must complete a market stall licence application form (available below).

You must be able to begin trading within 28 days of submitting your application. If you are a new food business you must have registered with your local authority – find out more about food business registration.

  • A stall at Market Square costs between £10 and £38.83 per day, depending on location and day of the week
  • Casual trading (for existing traders) will be charged an additional £5 premium per stall
  • Hot food traders will be charged an additional £7.18 premium per stall per day
  • Hot food traders must use flame-retardant sheeting that complies with BS7837 to cover non-serving aspects of their stall. We can provide appropriate sheeting, subject to availability, for a deposit of £150
  • License amendment costs £30

Stalls come with:

  • two power points
  • a 16-amp fuse
  • stall framework and top sheet
  • cardboard recycling
  • refuse facility
  • washroom facility


Please allow 14 days for your application to be processed – at busy times this may be longer.

General market layout

The image below shows the layout of the stalls in Market Square, and the price bands.


2018/19 Fee

Cambridge General & Sunday Market


Monday and Tuesday






Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays






Saturdays and Sundays








Hot Food Premium


Casual Premium






All Saints Gardens Market








Licence Amendment Fee


Direct Debit rebate


Vehicle access

  • There's no parking for market traders.
  • Unloading times are from 6.30 to 9.30am, and your vehicle must be removed after unloading.
  • Loading is permitted after 4pm.

All Saints Garden art and craft market

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