City of London Registering a Death

Registering a death in the City of London: How & Where.

Not for registering a death in the City of London, but for probate help, go here. For registering a death in the City of London, read on. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first though.  And should you need a family undertaker, click the link.   Probate is here.

The Registrar’s office in the City of London is open between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday. It is best to ring in advance to make an appointment.

Registering a death in the City of London is possible at:

St Bartholemew’s Hospital, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE
Tel 020 7600 4977.

Alternatively, there is an arrangement whereby you can use the Islington office to register a City of London death as follows.

City of London Registering a Death

Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 4:30 pm Except on the first Thursday of every month, the Register Office will close at 1 pm.

Appointments to Register a Death in the City of London:

Please call on 020 7527 6350 to book an appointment. Deaths need to be registered within 5 days.  An appointment, though preferable, is not essential as there is a walk in service for City of London deaths.  You should be seen within half an hour. Please note that between 12 pm – 2 pm there may be a longer waiting period.

A new National Births and Deaths Registration system was introduced in the Register Office which deals with City of London deaths in March 2007. This means that Birth and Death Registers are no longer written by hand. Instead, this information is now held on a central online database.

City of London Registering a Death


Marriages and Civil Partnerships


For more information, click on the Marriages and Civil Partnerships link on the right, under Related Information.