1. How do I apply for a stall at London Makers Market?
The best way to stay informed and up to date with our application openings is to sign up to our mailing list and follow us on Instagram.
2. What sort of makers and traders are you looking for?
We are ultimately looking for different makers to curate varied events, so we would love to see your work! Especially if your business has an eco ethos.
If you are a food stall, we would also like to hear from you. Some of our venues aren't suitable for food venders, but a few of them are. As long as you have all the relevant documents and permission (if needed) from the local council.
3. What information do I need to apply?
Applying to trade with us is easy. All we need to see is a few examples of your work and products. Linking us to your social media account is the easiest way to do this, but if you do not have these, you can also send examples to email@example.com.
4. Do I need insurance to trade at LMM?
Yes, this is one of our main requirements for physical events. It is really important to have public liability insurance in the event of an accident, to cover you and your customers.
You do not need PLI for online markets.
5. Do my products need to be CE marked?
To abide to the relevant health, safety and environmental protection standards (for products sold within the EEA), it is important to ensure your items have CE marking (if applicable). Especially if they are toys, dolls or similar, and are going to be handled by children. You can visit the gov.uk website for more information on this.
6. How much does a stall cost?
Our aim at LMM is to keep our market traders happy and consequently keep our stall fees as low as possible. The cost of a table or stall can change depending on the location or venue. Table prices range from £25 - £55, online market fee prices range from £35 - £50 and full stall prices can be between £40 - 100 per day.
7. Is it possible to host a workshop at LMM?
Spaces are limited for this but yes absolutely! As long as you have public liability insurance and a valid DBS.
8. How are LMM markets promoted?
Along with the general social media platforms, listing sites, and newsletter, LMM distributes hundreds of flyers to the local areas. We try and build good relationships with nearby schools, shops and the local communities.
9. Is there somewhere I can read testimonials from sellers and customers?
10. I would like to have a stall, but I also need a rail?
At certain venues we can offer you a bit more space to fit a rail next to your table. This will incur an additional fee due to space restrictions. For any questions about this, please send us an email or fill out our contact form.
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12. What did you do during the first Lockdown to keep LMM going?
Lockdown didn't hold us back from helping and promoting all of our wonderful makers. We hosted an online market on Saturday 30th May via our Instagram stories. Over 220 independent businesses and creatives took part on the day, and our website showcased 170+ makers for one week afterwards, linking visitors to their individual shops. It was a very successful week. We have been running regular online events ever since.
Find out what makers and customers have to say by visiting our testimonial pages or reading our Trustpilot reviews.
We also hosted 'CHATS WITH MAKERS' every other day at 6pm for six weeks, live on Instagram. Snippets of these chats can be found on our IGTV. Find out a bit more from our makers about their work, keeping creative and running a small business.