Busk in London was launched in 2015 by the Mayor of London to make busking bigger, better and easier in the capital. We want London to be the world’s most busker friendly city by encouraging public and private landowners to open up spaces where street performance can take place and at the same time raising the profile of street performance.
We're bringing together London's 32 boroughs to create a single supportive approach to busking. Busk in London is supported by the Busking Taskforce, made up of performers, local authorities, businesses, the Metropolitan Police, Business Improvement Districts, Transport for London, Network Rail, Equity and the Musicians' Union.
London's first ever Buskers' Code is a simple set of common sense guidelines for the whole of London. It helps performers, the police, councils, business, residents and visitors understand the law and best practice on busking.
We've also created this website so that performers and the public can find all London's busking information in one place. Performers can also create public profiles and search for open access pitches where busking is welcomed using the interactive map.
To celebrate busking we run the Busk in London Festival in the summer, where we invite the world's most talented and respected street performers to entertain audiences. We also encourage everyone to give busking a go, joined by cities around the world, on International Busking Day.