When you need a licence

You don't need a licence to busk in Royal Greenwich although you will need the permission of the landowner where the land is privately owned. Busking refers to any form of street entertainment, not just music or singing.

Please note that you will need a licence if you:

  • wish to sell items (such as CDs) - apply for a street trading licence
  • advertise your performance or are likely to draw a large audience - contact the Licensing team for more information.

Carol singing

You don't usually need a licence for carol singing unless it's regulated entertainment, for example, a concert with an audience. Please check with the Licensing team if you're unsure.