Mortuary service

The Poplar public mortuary is used for the reception and storage of bodies of people who have died in Tower Hamlets.

The mortuary handles deaths that have been referred to the coroner or deaths where a death certificate cannot be issued.

The service is run under the jurisdiction of HM Coroner.

The mortuary is opened for emergencies and is an integral part of Tower Hamlets’ emergency services.

Mortuary staff are sensitive to the needs of relatives and friends of the deceased held there, and they can arrange viewings of the deceased if this is requested. The mortuary also provides information and advice as required.

How to contact Poplar Public Mortuary

The Poplar Public Mortuary
127 Poplar High Street
E14 0AE

Tel: 020 7987 2793

Open: Mon-Fri, 6.30am-2.30pm

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