Varley & Varley

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Independent family funeral directors in Beckenham serving bereaved families with bespoke funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Gemma Stacey 25th Nov 2020

There are simply not enough words to describe Varley & Varley. The team are the most compassionate, thoughtful and hard working throughout the whole entire process. What could have potentially of been the hardest moments of my life, and creating a unique send off for my dad. With thanks to Clayton and the team, my dad got his very last wish, a bespoke bright orange coffin. My family will be forever thankful for Varley & Varley. 

Michele Salter 28th Oct 2020

I was fortunate to have received a recommendation for Varley & Varley. Clayton Varley was so warm and empathetic, we felt immediately in good hands. Clayton made lots of helpful suggestions that saved us money, he found the perfect celebrant (a catholic priest) to conduct the service at the crematorium and everything on the day went without a hitch. I have recommended V&V to others as I think his obvious humanity is hard to beat at such a difficult time. 

Nikki Slater 27th Oct 2020

A great service as was a very difficult situation but clayton handled everything and made it a lot easier and as stress free as it could be I will be forever grateful.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
96 Bromley Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 5NP

About Us

With over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry, Clayton Varley founded Varley & Varley in 2014 as an independent family run funeral directors in Beckenham. Varley & Varley, have built a strong business through their empathy and professionalism – they will comfort and guide grieving family members and friends from the first phone call to the final step of saying farewell to your loved one.

Through the years, Varley & Varley Funeral Directors have maintained strong relationships with families, as their services are called on to make funeral and cremation arrangements for other relatives. This experience and history are a comfort to families who know they are dealing with a company that has supported them at a time of worry, stress and anxiety.

Linda Gauron, the funeral manager at Varley & Varley has many years of experience as a public relations professional. She has worked extensively in corporate hospitality and event management. She has also managed many charity fundraising relationships, working with organisations that included a children’s hospice and NCH, the National Children’s Home. With a recent distinction in her One Education ‘Funeral Arranger Training Course’, Linda has found that her work in the funeral industry makes use of many of her previous skills as well as her personal skills as a good listener and organiser. Clayton has said, “Linda is the very best. She has helped to transform this company and is taking it to the next level.”

The flagship funeral home is located at 96 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, but Varley & Varley can also visit you at home, to make the arrangements where you are more comfortable. Call at any time to begin planning the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Gemma Stacey 25th Nov 2020

    There are simply not enough words to describe Varley & Varley. The team are the most compassionate, thoughtful and hard working throughout the whole entire process. What could have potentially of been the hardest moments of my life, and creating a unique send off for my dad. With thanks to Clayton and the team, my dad got his very last wish, a bespoke bright orange coffin. My family will be forever thankful for Varley & Varley. 

  • 5 Michele Salter 28th Oct 2020

    I was fortunate to have received a recommendation for Varley & Varley. Clayton Varley was so warm and empathetic, we felt immediately in good hands. Clayton made lots of helpful suggestions that saved us money, he found the perfect celebrant (a catholic priest) to conduct the service at the crematorium and everything on the day went without a hitch. I have recommended V&V to others as I think his obvious humanity is hard to beat at such a difficult time. 

  • 5 Nikki Slater 27th Oct 2020

    A great service as was a very difficult situation but clayton handled everything and made it a lot easier and as stress free as it could be I will be forever grateful.

  • 5 Amanda Peck 26th Oct 2020

    A truly bespoke personalised service. Our needs and wishes were met throughout.  Attention to detail and the care and attention were first class.  A lovely family feel where no request was too big. 

  • 5 George Kyriakides 22nd Oct 2020

    When we got in touch with Varley and Varley with the sad news the lose of our father. From that moment they welcome us into their office and explained in great details all the different options of service was available and any thing we wanted to add that wasn't offered, they were happy to to provide it. Nothing was too much to ask just as long it ease the our sadness. I can honestly say that Varley and Varley are a very professional family run funeral directors, they were warm, friendly and was always there for us even out of hours. I just like to say to Clayton and all his staff thank you so much for a wonderful service you gave for our father.

  • 5 Tracey Smith 22nd Oct 2020

    My mum passed away in April 2020.  This was very tough as it was the height of COVID-19 Pandemic.  Varley and Varley funeral directors helped me to arrange everything. it really took the stress away at the most stressful time ever.  I would whole heartily recommend them.  Tracie 

  • 5 Alan Niblock 22nd Oct 2020

    I cannot recommend Varley & Varley highly enough. They organised everything professionally, taking care of every aspect of the funeral which really took the pressure off the family. Clayton was always polite and courteous and nothing was ever too much trouble. He went above and beyond to ensure the funeral arrangements went as smoothly as possible.

  • 5 Francis Richies Bryce 22nd Oct 2020

    Absolutely amazing family run business. Couldn’t of done more for me, catered for my every need. Made things so simple Clayton at Varley & Varley was so wonderful, treated me like his own family. Would definitely recommend them any day 

  • 5 Lottie Day 22nd Oct 2020

    Clayton helped me step by step through this difficult time .He helped me well  above and beyond his job description. He helped me send my mum off in a dignified and respectful way . If you are lucky enough to get him you will have a goodbye that you can remember for all the right reasons. 

  • 5 Ageta Madejeska 21st Oct 2020

    Clayton and Linda from Varley & Varley are extremely nice and professional people, full of compassion and sympathy in such a sad situation. They were very helpful during the whole process. The price was very competitive, there were no hidden charges and no hard sale. Linda and Clayton took care of everything, keep me updated all along the way and thanks to them, there was one less thing to worry about. Thank you for making it so smoothly and efficiently. I do appreciate it and truly can't recommend Varley and Varley enough.

  • 5 Michelle Peckham 21st Oct 2020

    Clayton and his staff were extremely helpful in arranging my fathers funeral. They took all the stress away. I would certainly recommend them as they were extremely professional before the funeral and on the day. We did not have to worry about anything. My family would be more than happy to recommend them to others due to their duty of care to us and my late father.

  • 5 Cecile Duerinckx 21st Oct 2020

    Varley & Varley gave a very caring and sensitive service in looking after my Father on his final journey. In the very difficult circumstances that we are living in at the moment where most things I have had to since Dad died have had to be done by telephone or online, it was very re-assuring to meet with Linda and Clayton who supported me through the process and checked up on me to see that I was ok. They kindly sent my Mum flowers. I would thoroughly recommend Varley & Varley as they were attentive, compassionate, efficient and excellent value for money.

  • 5 Suzanne Ship 21st Oct 2020

    Clayton could not have been more considerate and compassionate. He came to the house on the morning that my husband passed away within the hour and no platitudes were made. He arranged everything quietly and involved me as much or as little as I wished. Nothing was too much trouble. Linda, the funeral manager supported me and the family and so on the rare occasions I could not speak to Clayton, the help was seamless. They listened to the stories about my husband and his life with interest and so made this stressful and grief stricken time a little less anxious and so much more personal. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Thank you both. Suzanne.

  • 5 Tanya Akeyman 21st Oct 2020

    I was very happy with the professional service that was provided. The funeral director took care of the requests which I had made. My brother was able to have the send off that he wanted. Thank you

  • 5 Dawn McClaren 21st Oct 2020

    First class service very professional and highly recommended.

  • 5 Justin Helden 21st Oct 2020

    Fantastic service and compassion at a very difficult time. I would recommend to anyone 

  • 5 John Riches 21st Oct 2020

    I’ve used Varley & Varley for 2 family members this year and I’m so glad I did. The whole experience was so very personal 

  • 5 Christine Watson 21st Oct 2020

    We were so impressed with the personal care and attention given to us. It was a difficult time, just as lockdown was ending, and we were finally able to have a socially distanced church service prior to the cremation. I would recommend them to anyone, they were impressive

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
96 Bromley Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 5NP

Latest Verified Reviews

Gemma Stacey 25th Nov 2020

There are simply not enough words to describe Varley & Varley. The team are the most compassionate, thoughtful and hard working throughout the whole entire process. What could have potentially of been the hardest moments of my life, and creating a unique send off for my dad. With thanks to Clayton and the team, my dad got his very last wish, a bespoke bright orange coffin. My family will be forever thankful for Varley & Varley. 

Michele Salter 28th Oct 2020

I was fortunate to have received a recommendation for Varley & Varley. Clayton Varley was so warm and empathetic, we felt immediately in good hands. Clayton made lots of helpful suggestions that saved us money, he found the perfect celebrant (a catholic priest) to conduct the service at the crematorium and everything on the day went without a hitch. I have recommended V&V to others as I think his obvious humanity is hard to beat at such a difficult time. 

Nikki Slater 27th Oct 2020

A great service as was a very difficult situation but clayton handled everything and made it a lot easier and as stress free as it could be I will be forever grateful.

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