Albin & Hitchcock

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Established in 1900, this is the oldest branch of the F. A. Albin & Sons funeral directors offices and covers Plaistow, East Ham, Barking, Canning Town and Essex.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Mortimer 8th Dec 2018

Albin & Hitchcock conducted my Aunt's funeral with faultless care and attention. In particular I would commend Debbie Fisher of the Plaistow branch for her warm support, professionalism and attention to detail.Thank you.

Jenny Page 22nd Oct 2018

It has been a very upsetting time for both myself, our children and John's parents, however Debbie at the plaistow branch made it as easy as she could and I am forever grateful to her. It really gives you the personal touch only having to talk to one person.

David Wade 22nd Apr 2018

Very professional service throughout. The staff were respectful and accommodating throughout. Cannot fault them in any way!!! Thank you for making a horrible experience as special as possible. It added to an amazing send off for my dad.

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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

378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 020 3826 8036

About Us

Danny Collins is the funeral director who manages the branch, which is located at Barking Road, East London.

The branch covers Plaistow, East Ham, Barking, Canning Town and Essex.

Danny is available to assist you Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. There is an arranging office, a reception area and two chapels of rest in the premises. The company operates a 24 hour on call response outside normal working hours.

Albin & Hitchcock offer exhumation, burial, repatriation and cremation services, as well as prearranged funerals, will writing, memorials and more.
A memorial garden is also available if you so wish to inter the ashes of your loved one.

The Albin family has progressed to work as funeral directors after starting as wardens of the Bermondsey cemetery over 200 years ago.

Latest Obituaries

Sandra   Ireland

Sandra Ireland

Sep 1944 - Feb 2024

Germaine   Polimis

Germaine Polimis

May 1939 - Jan 2024

Elsie Doris   Howes

Elsie Doris Howes

Nov 1930 - Jan 2024

Arthur Richard Kelso   Savage

Arthur Richard Kelso Savage

Nov 1932 - Jan 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elizabeth Mortimer 8th Dec 2018

    Albin & Hitchcock conducted my Aunt's funeral with faultless care and attention. In particular I would commend Debbie Fisher of the Plaistow branch for her warm support, professionalism and attention to detail.Thank you.

  • 5 Jenny Page 22nd Oct 2018

    It has been a very upsetting time for both myself, our children and John's parents, however Debbie at the plaistow branch made it as easy as she could and I am forever grateful to her. It really gives you the personal touch only having to talk to one person.

  • 5 David Wade 22nd Apr 2018

    Very professional service throughout. The staff were respectful and accommodating throughout.

    Cannot fault them in any way!!!

    Thank you for making a horrible experience as special as possible. It added to an amazing send off for my dad.

  • 5 Oladele Oladunni 9th Mar 2018

    Right from the first day walking into the funeral home meeting Debbie to the burial day, we experienced a warm, friendly, helpful yet professional service. Just what was needed when going through a very difficult time.
    Every member of staff went extra miles in helping and honouring our mum. The pallbearers were excellent. A lot of our guests were very impressed. They really made the ceremony special.
    I'm so thankful and deeply appreciate everyone involved.

  • 5 Patricia Jolly 4th Mar 2018

    Albins have caried out four funerals for my family members. I can’t speak highly enough of them, for their care, kindness, attention to detail and professionalism. They are an amazing group of people. 

  • 5 Patricia Jolly 13th Feb 2018

    My mother's funeral in 2008 was beautiful. It was all made so easy. I encouraged a relative to use Albin's in 2007, then used Albins again in 2010. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I love their motto..The answer is Yes, Now ask the question. The girls I have dealt with over the years are Debbie and Lynn are very professional, and very friendly, they feel like family to me.
    I cannot fault their service in any way whatsoever. I will be using them again at a future time. I highly recommend them.

  • 5 Angela Anderson 15th Jan 2018

    The staff throughout the Plaistow branch are second to none. They are kind, helpful, thoughtful at a time where nothing seems possible. They listen, chat and laugh and really get to know the family members they have in the care and the family dealing with the funeral. I can't thank them enough for making such a terrible time a little easier.

  • 5 Peter Dyer 24th Oct 2017

    Albins and Hitchcock were recommended to us and a very good recommendation it proved to be. They treated us all with the greatest courtesy and respect throughout and made what was a difficult and emotional time a little easier for us. Debbie at the Plaistow office was ever efficient and attentive in dealing with the detailed arrangements of the funeral and keeping us informed of matters. We greatly appreciate and thank all those involved prior to and on the funeral day.  

  • 5 Julie Cunningham 15th Sep 2017

    Everything was beautiful & very organised & my mum would of been so happy, everyone was friendly & understanding & we was looked after nicely.
    Thank you

  • 5 Timothy Hudson 2nd Sep 2017

    Alvin and Hitchcock were excellent in every way!
    Nothing was too much for them!
    From the reception/ admin to the drivers. Everything was perfect.
    Was put at ease about any queries we may have had.
    Most things were sorted for us.
    The most I had to do was pick up the phone once or twice.
    They were personal and discreet when needed to be.
    And so understanding. Love them and would recommend them without thinking about it!!!! xx

  • 5 Hebert Montoro 29th Aug 2017

    Excelent presentation, very respectful

  • 5 Albert Cross 8th Apr 2017

    Our family is very small .these type of events and situations are and have been very few and far between. the professionalism of your staff at the parlour I.E. Debbie Fisher and your funeral team on the hearse and vehicles I.E. Lee and crew were truly amazing. They turned our sorrow into a manageable and truly beautiful final farewell for our son James Richard Cross. we were and still are really grateful for all that was done for us
    Thank you.
    Albert and Angeline Cross and Family.

  • 5 Tunde Adebanjo 31st Jan 2017

    To the entire team of Albin, you are so wonderful for helping the family of Alabi to give our beloved dad, brother, friends and partner a befitting burial.
    God bless you all

  • 5 Yvonne Nickols 21st Jan 2017

    Would like to thank Debbie and all at Albins who took such good care of my family 
    Could not ask for a better service x 

  • 5 Patricia Dennison 8th Jan 2017

    Everyone involved was exceptional, they couldn't have done any more for us! 
    Kind, considerate,thoughtful and very understanding. Especially Debbie in the office and Lee. In Fact everyone involved
    on the day we're brilliant and very professional. Bill had a lovely send off and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
     Thank you
    Patricia & Family.

  • 5 Louise Hayes 19th Oct 2016

    Thank you giving his opportunity to share my father's life

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Address
378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Mortimer 8th Dec 2018

Albin & Hitchcock conducted my Aunt's funeral with faultless care and attention. In particular I would commend Debbie Fisher of the Plaistow branch for her warm support, professionalism and attention to detail.Thank you.

Jenny Page 22nd Oct 2018

It has been a very upsetting time for both myself, our children and John's parents, however Debbie at the plaistow branch made it as easy as she could and I am forever grateful to her. It really gives you the personal touch only having to talk to one person.

David Wade 22nd Apr 2018

Very professional service throughout. The staff were respectful and accommodating throughout. Cannot fault them in any way!!! Thank you for making a horrible experience as special as possible. It added to an amazing send off for my dad.

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