In response to an increase in busking, Busk in London was launched in 2015 by the Mayor of London with the backing of buskers, landowners, local authorities and other key agencies. The common goals are to help make busking in London as easy as possible by cutting red tape and tackling misconceptions about street performance. We encourage public and private landowners to open up spaces where street performance can take place to showcase all the amazing talent we have here. Our priority is to provide as many performer opportunities as possible by working with all parties.
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.