Become a Temporary Trader

Temporary Traders

Gravesend Borough Market is seeking traders and business start-ups from all over Kent who would like to showcase their wares and add to the existing permanent shops in the market.

We would love to increase our food provision including sweet and savoury bakes, herbs and spices, condiments and jams to name but a few.

We are also looking for novelty gifts, anything garden related, arts and crafts, toys and books, dolls and teddies, clothes and jewellery and more!

If you are a business in Kent, or further afield, that offers children’s activities and entertainment or a service such as shoe repair we would also want to hear from you.

To register as a temporary trader you need to have Public Liability Insurance cover of £5 Million (if you do not already have this, look on Go Compare for the cheapest cover), have proof of ID and your address.

If you are a food business you will need to register with your Local Authority at least 28 days before trading, or if you are already registered with Environmental Health provide a copy of your Food Registration. Hot food operators will have Gas Safe certificates for LPG gas and all electrical equipment needs to be PAT tested.

Once you have registered online and sent in the relevant documents we will confirm your registration and you can then advise when you want to book a canopied pop-up stall measuring 6 x 3 ft.

We look forward to receiving your registration and welcome you as a temporary trader.

Submit your application

To apply, please fill in our application form below. Once you’ve completed the form, we’ll be in contact within three working days telling you what you need to do next.


Pop-up stalls
Tuesday to Friday – £15
Saturday – £20
Sunday – £20

Street Food Stalls
Tuesday to Friday – £25
Saturday – £40
Sunday – £40

Specialist events are being planned for 2017-18 and as these attract increased footfall the price increases to £30-£40, depending on the event, for example our popular Christmas markets. This year we will be holding “Frost Fayre” markets from the end of November to Christmas and you need to be registered to be able to book a stall.

Rents must be paid in advance. Traders must be ready to trade Tuesday to Saturday by 9am and not close until 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

We’ll provide all the stall frames and table tops for you to use, although please be aware we don’t have any storage at the market.

For stall availability or if you have any further questions please email