The popular Kings Road street market started in its present form as part of the St Leonards Festival in 2013. Now in it’s 6th year our regular monthly markets run from April through to late November and have quickly become a seasonal favourite to this fashionable part of St Leonards-on-Sea! The market is planned each year to coincide with St Leonards Festival (11th July 2020) and we continue to organise the ever-popular Frost Fair (28th November 2020).
In 2018 We were recognised for best practice by NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) because of our unique operational systems local authority partnerships and our assistance with new business start-ups. Showcasing businesses from crafts to vintage and promoting and working alongside the eclectic range of St Leonards independent traders, this market continues to grow. Grab a bite to eat at our range of street food stalls, sit and watch the world go by, find that unique something for a gift or for the home, there’s something for everyone.
If you would like to become part of this buzzy and growing market then we would like to hear from you! The Kings Road monthly market is one of the most popular in the Borough – head over to our TRADERS PORTAL page for full information and application details!
New Traders and Business Start-up
We are always keen to hear from new business start-ups. We offer help and support from initial ideas to:
formulating business plans
Help and advice with visual merchandising
Customer care skills
Advertising and promotion
Book keeping and statutory returns
We understand that setting up a new business can be not only expensive but also very daunting which is why we offer (for a limited time) low cost stalls and equipment hire. In addition we also offer, along with a very warm welcome, advice and guidance from our experienced directors and family of traders.
Since our inception we have enjoyed supporting and working with new businesses, watching them grow and expand with some even taking on high street premises helping to regenerate our local economy. Should you wish to discuss any thoughts or ideas then please get in touch or we could even meet up for chat over a nice cup of coffee.