About the town hall
London SE18 6HQ
A short history of the town hall
Woolwich Town Hall is the seat of Royal Greenwich's local government, but this magnificent listed building also reflects the Royal Borough's long and rich history.
The town hall is located on Wellington Street, Woolwich.
Building began on the hall on 11 February 1903. The building was formally opened on 13 January 1906 by Will Crooks MP.
Inside the Wellington Street entrance is a beautiful ornate hall, the Victoria Hall.
For many years, this has been the place where mayors have greeted guests at ceremonial functions. The Victoria Hall is also used for exhibitions and counting votes at elections.
On either side of the main staircase, there are memorials dedicated to Civil Defence volunteers and council staff members who lost their lives during WWII.
There are fine examples of stained glass windows by Geoffrey Webb in the Victoria Hall. These windows show some of the Royal Borough's eminent residents and notable events, such as Charles I visiting Woolwich to see his great ship The Sovereign of the Seas in 1637.
Functions held in the town hall
Some of our services are delivered in the town hall:
- you can register births, deaths and marriages
- you can get married
- residents and councillors can attend a council, committee or panel meeting
- you can attend a community event or award ceremonies throughout the year.
The town hall also offers:
- wheelchair access
- an induction loop system for the hard of hearing
- an interpreter or signer can usually be arranged if advance notice is given by contacting us
- toilet facilities for disabled people
- disabled parking nearby.
Please contact the town hall for more information on:
- room bookings
- poster or leaflet display
- daily council meetings.