New market in historic Islington street finally gets go-ahead after town hall mix-up

A new market in historic Camden Passage has been given the green light – after a delay caused by a town hall mix-up.

Councillors last week gave permission for market stalls in a cobbled stretch of road in the heart of Islington that runs through Camden Passage, Islington High Street and Upper Street between 8.30am and 4pm on Sundays.

The decision had been delayed because not enough councillors turned up to an earlier meeting of Islington Council’s licensing regulatory committee.

Alistair Maddox, director of Street Market Events, which will manage the market, said: “I think it’s very much about tailor-making markets for individual areas and working to help increase footfall on the high street.

“We’ve worked closely with traders and the council to ensure this market brings a positive change to the area to make shopping in Islington more varied and more exciting.

“We’re working on a three month trial basis and we’ve tried to ensure that it is a positive addition to the area rather than being in competition with existing business.”