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The Departure Lounge arrives at Lewisham

A thought-provoking new installation has opened on East Mall here at Lewisham Shopping Centre


Called 'The Departure Lounge', the new installation is a taboo-busting conversation-starter.

The pop-up shop uses the metaphor of travel, findings from medical science, and personal stories from the end of life to explore what it means to have a ‘good death’.

The Departure Lounge Lewisham

The enticing and positive space will empower the public to talk more openly about our inevitable last journey.

This part of London was chosen for this wonderful installation because it's the birthplace of the hospice movement and Sydenham was home to St Christopher’s, the UK’s first ever hospice.

The Departure Lounge will be here until Friday 7th June, open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm to 5.30pm and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Closed Mondays. It is free and open to all, so come and explore, chat and learn.



The Departure Lounge Lewisham