Albin & Hitchcock

29 reviews

Albin & Hitchcock, London, funeral director in London
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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

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.

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

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 

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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
378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

About Us

Debbie Fisher 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.

Debbie is available to assist you Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. There is an arranging office, a reception area and three 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

Peter James Coward

Sep 2020 - May 1973

Mahendranath Emrith

Feb 1962 - Aug 2020

Teresa Irene Holmes

Jul 1952 - Jul 2020

Kerry Marie Bangay

Aug 1981 - Jul 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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 Hills 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.

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Address
378 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8HL

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

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.

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

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 

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