Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: books of condolence and flower laying in Southwark

9 September 2022

Yesterday (8 September), Councillor Kieron Williams, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “This is a very sad day for our country and for the Royal Family, who are very much in Southwark’s thoughts and prayers. It was a huge honour for our borough when Her Majesty the Queen visited the Shard in 2013; a short but welcome stop on what has been an incredible seventy-year long service to public life and to our country. I would like to extend our borough’s deepest condolences to the royal family at this difficult time.” Read more from yesterday's reflections.

If you'd like to sign a book of condolence

You can sign a book of condolence in a number of places in Southwark:

  • Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA. Come on any day between 8am and 10pm. 
  • Southwark Council offices, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH. Come on any day between 8am and 6pm.
  • Southwark Council offices, 132 Queens Road, SE15 2HP. Come on any day between 8am and 6pm.
  • Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB. Come during the library’s normal opening hours.
  • Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR. Come during the library’s normal opening hours.
  • Walworth Road Library, 147 Walworth Rd, SE17 1RW. Come during the library’s normal opening hours.
  • Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AL. Come during the library’s normal opening hours.

You can also sign the national online Book of Condolence.

All our libraries will be closed on Monday 19 September. Books of condolence will be still available at Southwark Cathedral, and the council’s Tooley Street and Queens Road offices on that day.

If you'd like to lay flowers in Southwark

There are three places in Southwark where you can lay flowers:

  • Southwark Cathedral, at London Bridge, SE1 9DA. Floral tributes may be placed outside in the South Churchyard. 
  • Dulwich Park, College Lodge, near College Road entrance, SE21.
  • Chumleigh Gardens in Burgess Park, Chumleigh Street, SE5 0RN.

Page last updated: 13 September 2022