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Date updated: 24/04/2023

The death of a loved one at any time can be a challenging and distressing time. Know that you are not alone. Take a look at our Bereavement Support web page for information about the kinds of support there are.

Registering a death

In order to register a death you will need to book an appointment with the Islington Registrar who handles death registrations for the City of London (you can see the area considered the City of London on this map). You are legally required to register a death within five days.

On Islington's website, you will find information about who can register a death, fees, what the Registrar will need and more. 

​The Islington Registrar for deaths is open Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm and is located at:

Islington Town Hall
Upper Street
London N1 2UD
020 7527 6350

Government Tell us Once service

step-by-step guide on what to do when someone dies including how to register the death and arrange the funeral. This information is also available in other languages. You can also access the Government Tell Us Once service which allows you to inform all the relevant government departments when someone dies.

If the death has been reported to the coroner

If the death has been reported to the coroner, you won't be able to register the death until the coroner has completed their investigation.

You can find out more information about what happens when a death is reported to the coroner on GOV.UK.

The City of London Coroner's jurisdiction is the Square Mile only.

You can contact the Coroner: