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Registering with Open Markets London

On this page, you can find information to register with Open Markets London. You can view the PDF online or download it to your computer, mobile or tablet. For enquiries about Open Markets London apps and technical issues, please visit

Registering with The Blue Market in Open Markets London only allows applicant to trade in our market and not any other market within Southwark. If you’d like to trade in market across the Borough visit,

How to register in Open

Click on the link and follow instructions. Choose The Blue Market to submit your application.

How to submit documents

Before submitting your documents, please follow these guidelines:

Photo and photo ID

  • When taking a photo, use a blank background and ensure the room is bright
  • We only accept valid photo IDs, passport and driving licence preferred

Proof of address

  • Documents we accept:
    • 2 x utility bills or
    • One bank statement + one utility bill dated within the last 3 months or
    • Council tax bill for the current tax year
  • Utilities bills must be less than 3 months old. You may be asked to submit further evidence if they are older
  • If submitting financial information, you can blank out any data except your name and address
  • When registering as sole trader, all documents must be on “your name” or “your name t/a your business name”.
  • If submitting financial information, you can blank out any data except your name and address

Food traders

  • You must be registered as food business with a local authority.
  • The trader and any assistants must have a valid Food Hygiene Level 2. If it’s expiring soon or it’s more than 3 years old, you may need to submit an update one.
  • If you have Food Rating for your business, please submit that
  • If you use gas, upload the Gas Certificate
  • Your electrical equipment must be safe to use


  • Assistants must submit the same documents as the main trader for ID and proof of address and be included on the insurance

Open Markets London, registering with other markets

You can use Open Markets London to register in other markets within their platform. Requirements and procedures may differ from the ones used for registering with The Blue Market.