Important customer notice

Please note that Tower Hamlets Registration and Citizenship Service now operates an appointment only system. Please telephone our offices on 020 7364 7880 in order to make an appointment. You can make an appointment to register a birth online.

Please also be aware that we operate a cashless office and accept card payments only.  Please note that we are unable to accept American Express/Diners Club and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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

You can email the Environmental Health and Protection Department on

Contact us

Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
Bow Road
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