London Borough of Lewisham Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Useful information

Registering a death that happened in London Borough of Lewisham

Registering a death during Covid-19:

  • Deaths are currently registered by phone
  • You will need to complete an online form, or call 020 8314 9268 to book a telephone appointment and the registrar will call you back
  • There are more instructions for how to register a death in London Borough of Lewisham here

When you register the death, you will be asked for:

  • The medical certificate.
  • The deceased person’s medical card.
  • Any benefit books.
  • The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:

  • First name, surname and any maiden name.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Last permanent address.
  • Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
  • Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.

The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.

Useful contacts

Register offices

  • Lewisham
    368 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LQ
    020 8690 2128

  • HM Coroner


  • University Hospital Lewisham
    020 8333 3000

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    020 8836 6000

Help lines

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
    03444 111 444

  • The Samaritans
    Freephone 116 123

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    0844 4779400


You can find a more detailed version of this page's content in our printable booklet:

Bereavement Support


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.