Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

CITY BOOKING WANTS TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIROMENT FOR our comunity, please avoid posting any add that can be dangerous or illegal and certain items our community remains safe for all members. We don’t allow the sale of anything illegal or dangerous. We also prohibit certain items at the request of our community. If we feel you’ve posted a banned item, we’ll ask you to take it down or remove it ourselves.

CAN NOT be posted on City Booking

The list below details what CAN NOT be posted on City Booking, in alphabetical order:


Adult entertainment (like blue movies)
Adult toys or other erotic products

Animal parts

Including parts of protected species

Note: taxidermy is fine, unless it’s a protected animal

Animal traps

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Including related equipment and services

Capital bonds

Cigarettes, cigars and related products

Loose tobacco
Electronic cigarette filters and e-liquids (with or without nicotine)

Note: Electronic cigarettes themselves and rolling papers are allowed

Cream chargers

Dangerous chemicals

Drugs and prescription goods

Illegal drugs
Legal highs
Prescription drugs/medicines
Over the counter drugs
Items designed only to help someone take drugs
Contact lenses (because they’re prescription)

Note: Bongs and water pipes are allowed as long as they are for use with legal smoking activities and do not come with any tobacco or illegal substances.

Digital goods

FIFA coins
Online accounts
Virtual merchandise, including in-game currencies or items
Virtual currencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc.). Note: Asking to be paid for an item or service in a virtual currency is allowed, but the currency itself cannot be sold directly.
Any other digital products
Vouchers and Gift Cards
Fake, replica, or unauthorised trademark items

Firearms, ammunition and equipment (even if they’re legal to buy)

Guns, including air guns, BB guns, replica guns, and paintball guns
Ammunition, including ammo for paintball
Hunting equipment

Note: Scopes, straps, and gun cabinets are allowed, as are Paintballing accessories, such as gloves, goggles, etc.
Fireworks (of any kind)

Gambling machines

Fruit/slot machines
Gas meter seals

GPS & Signal Jammers

Hate organisations of any kind

Items promoting hate, discrimination, or stereotypes of a particular group of people
Including gollywogs

Human parts, remains, or services

Blood, bone, and waste
Donor, surrogacy, and fertility services
Sperm and eggs
Used pregnancy tests

Key Programming Devices

Licence Plate creation services or machines

Lottery tickets

Massage services where:

We believe the user is advertising a sexual service
ad includes reference to age, gender, race, physical attributes etc.

Medical Grade PPE

Mileage Correction Services

Nazi memorabilia

Parking permits

Tip: If you’d like to give your pass to someone else, get in touch with your council

Personal information or mailing lists

Bulk emails, Internet Protocol (IP), instant messenger (IM), or mailing lists that contain names, addresses, phone numbers, or other personal info
Tools or software designed to send spam
Property ads that prohibit applications from tenants in receipt of housing-related benefits (including, but not limited to “no DSS” or “no housing benefit” ads)

Red diesel

Security tag removal items

Stolen goods

This includes blocked phones or no-signal phones


Including supplements that contain DMAA

Tickets not intended for resale. Including, but not limited to:

Cricket World Cup Tickets.
Football tickets. Including:
FIFA and UEFA International fixtures
Tickets to England, Scotland, and Wales national team matches
Tickets to all professional matches in England, Scotland, and Wales
Get in touch with the FA or your club to find out how to exchange tickets.
Glastonbury tickets
The Open Golf Championship tickets
Wimbledon tickets
Train and bus tickets. Note: Coach tickets are allowed.
E-tickets. Note: Gumtree only allows the sale of physical “in-hand” tickets

Unlocked hardware and software

Copied games, DVDs, and computer software
Fully loaded Kodi, Android, and Amazon boxes
Games consoles
R4 cards (with or without the console)
Unlocking software (software that unlocks any electronic item, like a phone)

Used underwear

Briefs, knickers, thongs, boxer shorts, nappies, and so on


It’s illegal to buy or sell votes in the UK

Weapons and knives

Knives of all kinds including chef and kitchen knives. Note: Cutlery/butter knives are allowed
Crossbows and archery sets
Historical and ornamental weapons (like Samurai swords and bayonets)
Spear guns

Please Note:

While this list is intended to be thorough, we reserve the right to remove any and all content that we feel is inappropriate for City Booking or that interferes with the well-being of the community.