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
Tel: 020 7987 2793
Open: Mon-Fri, 6.30am-2.30pm
You can email the Environmental Health and Protection Department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
London E3 3AA
Tel: 020 7364 7880
View our opening hours accessibility.
The nearest Underground station is Bow Road on the District Line or Metropolitan Line. Alternatively go to Bow Church on the Docklands Light Railway. When you come out of either station, turn to your right and continue walking down Bow Road.
The register office is on bus routes: 25, 8 and 108