Life Celebrations

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, a retirement, a new arrival in the family or a life lived Shrewsbury House provides the perfect location.

The old library and bar

The former library where our bar is located can accommodate up to 50 people seated at tables or 60 buffet-style and our caterers can provide a wide range of food to suit most tastes and budgets.

For larger gatherings the adjacent Room 1 can be booked in addition. Room 1 has a capacity of 50. Both rooms have direct access to our gardens.

We can provide a small PA system for speeches and playing music. Please let us know about your requirements when booking.

Life Celebrations

Organising a life celebration or a memorial can be challenging at a very difficult time and it is important to make it as easy and stress-free as possible.

At Shrewsbury House we offer a calm environment in a beautiful building set in lovely gardens. Our staff will see that your guests are looked after in a friendly and sympathetic way. They will help you plan and arrange catering and provide a full bar service.

Tucked away on the slopes of Shooters Hill Shrews bury House is conveniently located for cemeteries and crematoria at Woolwich, Charlton and Eltham.

Car parking can be reserved for funeral cars or blue badge holders.

Disabled access

The bar and Room 1 are both located on the ground floor. There is a wheelchair ramp available at the main entrance to the house and parking can be reserved immediately adjacent to the entrance for people with disabilities (blue badge holders).

There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Please contact reception or email to let us know about your particular needs.

Hire rates

The Old Library Bar

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm £31.00 per hour, 6pm to 10pm £36.00 per hour
Saturday 9am to 4pm £46.00 per hour, 4pm to 11pm a fixed fee of £550.00

Room 1 booked as additional space

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm £31.00 per hour, 6pm to 10pm £36.00 per hour
Saturday 9am to 4pm £46.00 per hour, 4pm to 11pm £80.00 per hour


To make a booking enquiry please contact reception or email

We require a 30% deposit to secure a booking which is non-refundable.

You are strongly advised to book as early as possible as we get very busy at certain times of the year and availability can be limited.


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