Busking in Harrow

Harrow Council and Harrow BID have worked together to introduce a set of guidelines to help buskers, the public and businesses in Harrow Town Centre share the town for the benefit of all.

We want to make Harrow a vibrant and fun place to visit, but not to the detriment of businesses, or causing annoyance to residents or passers by.

We are therefore launching a six month trial of a new buskers’ booking system.

With effect from 1st December 2020 anyone wishing to busk in Harrow Town Centre (this includes St Anns Road, Station Road, College Road, Havelock Place, St Johns Road, and Lyon Road) will need to apply for a licence.

Licences are currently free and can be booked for 2-hour slots between 10am and 4pm with the final performance ending no later than 6pm.

How can I apply to busk in Harrow town centre?

You must apply for your licence one week (seven calendar days) in advance by emailing [email protected] and include the following information:

  • The date you wish to perform
  • The time slot you require (slots are 2-hours, starting at 10am/12pm/2pm/4pm)
  • Which pitch you would like

For more information see the latest regulations about busking in Harrow.