Albin & Hitchcock

37 reviews

Albin & Hitchcock, London, funeral director in London

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

Pravin Naicker 30th Sep 2021

Danny and the team where absolutely fantastic. The care and attention to detail was first class. The discussion with Danny to make the arrangements where thorough but also included aspects I had not considered which made a big difference on the day. The major personal touch was the ability to visit a significant location on route toe the crematorium and we were able to visit my wife's family home. This made a huge impression on the whole family and was a great touch. The cars where impeccable and again the attention to detail was first rate e.g. the team had a carpet in-front of the car doors to allow passengers to step on before getting in. It may be common, but having the lead usher walk in front of the car at key moments was greatly appreciated. Everything went like clockwork and on a stressful day, it really made a huge difference. I know that Albin International is a separate group, but I have to mention what a service they provided. Stephen was on top of all arrangement to repatriate my wife and there was absolutely no problems. He kept me updated throughout the process and also helped with the paper work to transport my wife's ashes to the Bahamas. Another first class service. The end to end process was seamless and made a huge difference to me and the family and friends. Thank you so much!

Julian Saunders 8th Sep 2021

We used albin & hitchcock for my dad's funeral and my mum's. I can not fault them. They we're very helpful and respectful before and on the day. Very professional and would highly recommend them to anyone

Loreen Shade 28th Jun 2021

Thank you soo much for your services and sentiments, it’s wonderful and magnificent yet informative and spirited!! Loved the suggestions and advice and compliments!!!

Reviews

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
378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

About Us

Danny Collins is the funeral director who manages the branch, which is located at Barking Road, South East London. Established in 1900, Albin and Hitchcock is our oldest office.

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.

We 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

Hazel   Clotilda Blackman

Hazel Clotilda Blackman

Oct 2021 - Mar 1945

Cheryl Rosemary    Farnum

Cheryl Rosemary Farnum

Jun 1966 - Sep 2021

Albert   Richard Smith

Albert Richard Smith

Feb 1928 - Sep 2021

Manisha Kaur   Williams

Manisha Kaur Williams

May 1994 - Sep 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Pravin Naicker 30th Sep 2021

    Danny and the team where absolutely fantastic. The care and attention to detail was first class. The discussion with Danny to make the arrangements where thorough but also included aspects I had not considered which made a big difference on the day. The major personal touch was the ability to visit a significant location on route toe the crematorium and we were able to visit my wife's family home. This made a huge impression on the whole family and was a great touch. The cars where impeccable and again the attention to detail was first rate e.g. the team had a carpet in-front of the car doors to allow passengers to step on before getting in. It may be common, but having the lead usher walk in front of the car at key moments was greatly appreciated. Everything went like clockwork and on a stressful day, it really made a huge difference. I know that Albin International is a separate group, but I have to mention what a service they provided. Stephen was on top of all arrangement to repatriate my wife and there was absolutely no problems. He kept me updated throughout the process and also helped with the paper work to transport my wife's ashes to the Bahamas. Another first class service. The end to end process was seamless and made a huge difference to me and the family and friends. Thank you so much!

  • 5 Julian Saunders 8th Sep 2021

    We used albin & hitchcock for my dad's funeral and my mum's. I can not fault them. They we're very helpful and respectful before and on the day. Very professional and would highly recommend them to anyone

  • 5 Loreen Shade 28th Jun 2021

    Thank you soo much for your services and sentiments, it’s wonderful and magnificent yet informative and spirited!! Loved the suggestions and advice and compliments!!!

  • 5 Julie Colley 21st Jun 2021

    Fantastic traditional funeral directors. Lynn was so professional and sensitive from start to finish with the organisation of my Mum’s funeral. She was a comfort and support at such a difficult time for our family. I could not recommended them highly enough. Thank you so much to all at Albin  and Hitchcock for giving our Mum the most perfect and beautiful day.

  • 5 Paul Foster 22nd May 2021

    Great professional service, an oasis of impeccable dignity and understanding in the context of the world in which we live.  My thanks extend to the entire team at Albin & Hitchcock. Friendly, supportive and professional in every way. 

  • 5 Shirley Drake 3rd Apr 2021

    Danny Collins, Branch Manager at Albins and Hitchcock has been absolutely fantastic, supportive and caring. Danny is a true loyal Ambassador for Albins and Hitchcock and shows dedication to your clients needs and to your Business, as do the rest of your team Jamie, Danny, Chris, Paul, and Steve (I believe the names are correct on Mums day). Our Mums funeral was a beautiful farewell to "our Queen" and that's how proud we were made to feel, the Sun shining down on us, together with the supportive and compassionate care of your team is unforgettable!!! Our family and friends had nothing but praise for you all at Albins and Hitchcock and Brother Julian delivering the service too. A truly heartfelt, wonderful send off for our wonderful mum, so THANK YOU very much to you all!!!!

  • 5 Michelle Mizrahi 8th Mar 2021

    Having never organised a funeral before, I was apprehensive over choosing a funeral director but as soon as we met with Danny at Albin & Hitchcock we felt at ease. He is absolutely lovely and looked after myself and my family with care and consideration, from organising the details all the way to the funeral itself. On the actual day of the funeral (26th Feb 2021) all of the Albins staff were incredible and so professional. It was with the utmost respect and dignity that my brother was taken on his final journey and laid to rest. I highly recommend them. Thank you Danny and all at Albins.  Michelle & Family 

  • 5 William O'Connell 30th Jan 2021

    We were all impressed with the sensitivity & attention to detail with which the whole proceedings were conducted.

  • 5 C F 20th Oct 2020

    Debbie and Danny offered excellent, compassionate service. They helped to ease our path during a very painful time and helped us to create a meaningful, personal ceremony. We felt they were respectful, flexible and professional and went above and beyond to make sure they got things right. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • 5 Janet Singh 21st Sep 2020

    The entire team is very Good. Each member of the team knew their part very well. Good Co-ordination , understanding and very respectful . Stephen took very good care of us . He guided us very well through the entire funeral ceremony and did not rush us. We had enough time to do whatever we had to do . Thank you

  • 5 Yvonne Nickols 20th Jun 2020

    Would like to thank everyone at Albins from start to finish  What a wonderful team from Debbie through to George and his team Thank you again xxx 

  • 5 Cassandra Intziful 16th Jun 2020

    It aint right if you dont have Debbie. She has been absolutely amazing during this whole process. Most jobs are used to the service they provide and grow out of empathy, but God did bless Debbie she is amazing. 

  • 5 Barima Twum-Boateng 9th Jun 2020

    Very Professional. Wonderful customer service from DEBBIE at plaistow Barking Road. Will recommend your services to everyone.

  • 5 Julie Smith 19th May 2020

    Albins gives you peace of mind that your loved ones are looked after when in their care.excellent service from start to finish staff were very friendly. Thank you

  • 5 June & Michael Hanrahan 5th May 2020

    Debbie, in the Plaistow office was helpful, efficient and friendly, much appreciated in what are very difficult times. Couldn't have been in better hands. Thank you Debbie. The Bateman family

  • 5 Luke McKenzie 18th Mar 2020

    Everything was spot on just how my Dad would of wanted it down to the last the funeral was directed by George I couldn't of asked for a better send off Debbie is a Diamond we need more people like Debbie in the world. It was so nice I'm going to start a family plan for when that time comes. 10 out of 10

  • 5 Callum Bamford 17th Mar 2020

    From the first phone call to Debbie right the way through she was extremely respectful professional and so helpful she made the hardest time in our lives so much more bearable with her support and communication she talked us through every step of the way , on the day Jamie and the guy's were also very respectful, smart and again communication was excellent ... I would highly recommend Albin and Hitchcock as a class A funeral service...I cannot thank them enough for making the whole process perfect on the saddest day of our lives.

  • 5 Ron Todd 22nd Oct 2019

    Debbie at Barking Road Undertakers was extremely supportive to our family and especially caring to our mum in her care.  All the family thought the casket bearers were extremely professional and my wife thought they were wonderful. 

  • 5 Harry Carter 4th May 2019

    The day was all that I imagine it could be . I know my mum would have been have been pleased with it.

  • 5 Christine John-Baptiste 23rd Dec 2018

    Hi Debbie, thank you so much for the support, care and attention you gave to myself and my family when dad came into your care. You made us all feel very comfortable, and supported with the considerate help and advise that you gave. Debbie, I found you to be very approachable with a very caring attitude, your advise enable me to make the right choices for dad. Debbie, you provided dad and our family with a first class service, and the dignity you treated dad with was much appreciated. I was grateful that you reassured me at every opportunity that you will take care of dad.

  • 5 Jessica Taffs 11th Dec 2018

    Our daughter’s funeral was held by Albin and Hitchcock where Debbie and her team showed such great care and attention throughout. The funeral was a beautiful send off and everything we could have hoped for, we would like to say a huge thank you and would highly recommend their services.

  • 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.

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

Latest Verified Reviews

Pravin Naicker 30th Sep 2021

Danny and the team where absolutely fantastic. The care and attention to detail was first class. The discussion with Danny to make the arrangements where thorough but also included aspects I had not considered which made a big difference on the day. The major personal touch was the ability to visit a significant location on route toe the crematorium and we were able to visit my wife's family home. This made a huge impression on the whole family and was a great touch. The cars where impeccable and again the attention to detail was first rate e.g. the team had a carpet in-front of the car doors to allow passengers to step on before getting in. It may be common, but having the lead usher walk in front of the car at key moments was greatly appreciated. Everything went like clockwork and on a stressful day, it really made a huge difference. I know that Albin International is a separate group, but I have to mention what a service they provided. Stephen was on top of all arrangement to repatriate my wife and there was absolutely no problems. He kept me updated throughout the process and also helped with the paper work to transport my wife's ashes to the Bahamas. Another first class service. The end to end process was seamless and made a huge difference to me and the family and friends. Thank you so much!

Julian Saunders 8th Sep 2021

We used albin & hitchcock for my dad's funeral and my mum's. I can not fault them. They we're very helpful and respectful before and on the day. Very professional and would highly recommend them to anyone

Loreen Shade 28th Jun 2021

Thank you soo much for your services and sentiments, it’s wonderful and magnificent yet informative and spirited!! Loved the suggestions and advice and compliments!!!

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