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Bookings: Hire our Space

bunting-squareBuilt 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 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 old Chapel. Or you can hire the whole building.

Russell Hall: A beautiful Victorian hall with whitewashed walls and a high, vaulted ceiling with oak beams. (50 seated in rows or 40 around the room, 70 standing or 30 seated at tables).

Russell Hall and Wisteria Terrace: Make your summer event extra amazing with access to the grassy terrace, under a beautiful arbour covered with wisteria, overlooking the picturesque Rotherhithe village square.  (As Russell Hall above with additional outside space).

Varney Room: A unique sunlit room with full skylights, a vaulted, beamed ceiling and period features. (20 seated in rows or 15 seated at tables or 25 standing).

The Old Chapel: An atmospheric Victorian room with fully oak panelled walls, ideal for training or group work. (20 seated in rows or 15 seated at tables or 25 standing).

People use the space for all sorts of activities so we advise that you book a time with us to visit and check the configuration needed for your event.

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.

The minimum time for any one-off weekend booking is 4 hours. 

Please make sure you check our terms and conditions to make sure the venue is right for you.

Make a booking enquiry

Need help? Email with any questions.

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 (8 hours) On Request – please email On Request – please email
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:


Life Drawing

Mindfulness/ Yoga Retreats

Kids’ games – superhero parties, arty crafts, drama/dance



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 would be £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.


Hi folks,

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The Team at T&T