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Bookings: Hire our Space & Party Planning

bunting-squareFirst built in 1860, The Old Mortuary has been a thriving centre for local activities since 1980. It is situated in the heart of old Rotherhithe, five minutes walk from Bermondsey, Canada Water (Jubilee Line) and Rotherhithe (Overground) tube stations. The single story, fully accessible building and has its own garden adjacent to the tranquil oasis of St Mary’s Park. The building is fully secure and there is also cycle parking and a small car park.

We hire our spaces and can also plan your party or event based on any of our activities – just have a look at our programme and see below for more information.

We have three separate rooms available for hire for regular sessions, functions and meetings – Russell Hall, Varney Room and the Library. Or you can hire the whole building.

We offer discounted rates for local groups, and staged pricing for individuals, voluntary, statutory, and private sector hirers.

Around our in-house programmes, rooms are available to hire throughout the week and at the weekend. Please note that any evening bookings must finish before 10pm when the centre has to be locked up.

Contact Jemma Bicknell on 0207 232 5661 or 0207 231 7845 or email  for availability and prices.

Room Hire Rates 

Community Groups and Local Residents
Statutory and Corporate Clients
Russell Hall (including garden access)
£25.00 per hour
£35.00 per hour
Varney Room
£15.00 per hour
£20.00 per hour
Russell Hall and Varney Room
£30.00 per hour
£50.00 per hour
£15.00 per hour
£20.00 per hour
Chapel per desk space
£5.00 per hour
Whole Building Rate per day (8hrs)
£200.00 per day
£300.00 per day
Access outside of office hours
Deposit Refundable unless damage to premises or contents, loss of keys or extra cleaning needed
Late cancellation fee

Party & Event Planning

15622297_10154488965478110_2907396035101431962_nEach party is based on one of our regular activities; please check our programme for current listings. Examples include Ukulele, Life Drawing, Mindfulness, Yoga, Kid’s games and more.


Each party we create is bespoke to you, but as an example, a 2-hour Life Drawing party for 15 people would cost £250. Cost per head over 15 people is £10. This includes: Hall hire, tutor fee, model fee, materials, opening/closing fee & organising fee.

Please get in touch with Jemma for more information: or call: 0207 232 5661.


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