F.A. Albin & Sons

402 reviews

F.A. Albin & Sons, Greater London, funeral director in Greater London

F. A. Albin & Sons funeral directors’ head office operates in the M25 area since 1974, continuing a family tradition of over 200 years of bereavement care.

Latest Verified Reviews

Justin Cross 6th May 2017

consummate professionals

Jo Gothatd 1st May 2017

We can't thank you enough for your care and respect you gave our late father. He had a wonderful send off. It was the small touches you provided as well, that made it a perfect send off for him. He would have appreciated it very much as well as did we as a family. Thank you.

Sue Tooke 29th Apr 2017

We would like to thank Albins for the lovely send off for our dear John husband, dad & grandad sad day but the service they gave us was excellent very caring and kind would recommend them to all thank you The Tooke Family.

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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
Arthur Stanley House
52 Culling Road
London
SE16 2TN

About Us

Built in 1974 on the site of the Old Runge Hall in Culling Road, the funeral home was built to serve the community and has every facility to assist families at the time of bereavement.

Our premises are located in close proximity to the public transport system and have allocated spaces for customer parking. Our facilities include eight chapels of rest, a large garage to accommodate our modern fleet, a comprehensive mortuary, a museum as well as administration offices.
Also located at Culling Road is our memorial garden, which consists of a large number of niches for families to inter the ashes of their loved ones, boulder plaques, wall and vase plaques where flowers can be placed. All remembrance opportunities are open to everyone so you will not be required to retain ashes in order to dedicate a memorial.

Funeral directors Jonathan and Simon Dyer are responsible for the branch and are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm. The company operates a 24 hour on call response outside normal working hours.
Our office serves all of the M25 area.

The Albin family first worked as wardens of the Bermondsey cemetery over 200 years ago, to then start serving the community as funeral directors.

Latest Obituaries

Harry

Harry "Walter" Buttigieg

Apr 1948 - Jun 2021

Mary   Marshall

Mary Marshall

Oct 1924 - Jun 2021

Eileen   Piper

Eileen Piper

Mar 1935 - Jun 2021

Peter   Johnson

Peter Johnson

Feb 1936 - Jun 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Justin Cross 6th May 2017

    consummate professionals

  • 5 Jo Gothatd 1st May 2017

    We can't thank you enough for your care and respect you gave our late father. He had a wonderful send off. It was the small touches you provided as well, that made it a perfect send off for him. He would have appreciated it very much as well as did we as a family. Thank you.

  • 5 Sue Tooke 29th Apr 2017

    We would like to thank Albins for the lovely send off for our dear John husband, dad & grandad sad day but the service they gave us was excellent very caring and kind would recommend them to all thank you The Tooke Family.

  • 5 Priscilla Ferrara 27th Apr 2017

    Simon and all at Albins are very kind and helpful and we are so grateful for their support at this time .

  • 5 Tamara Howe 24th Apr 2017

    Saying goodbye to our father and husband Darcus, was the hardest thing we could do as a family, but Simon, Shirley, Jon and the team at Albins were sensitive and supportive every step of the way.   They gave us the time and space to mourn the man we all loved so dearly, but were fiercely efficient in the background, ensuring everything went to plan on the day. Dad's final farewell was a wonderful celebration of his life and the team at ALbins were instrumental in making it happen in such an organised and dignified way.   For that we are truly grateful.   THANK YOU!   

  • 5 Paul Blackmore 22nd Apr 2017

    The whole day was organised and carried out with complete percussion and dignity the staff of Albins as always were very perlite and professional informing us of what was going to happen at each time of the day  Albins I believe are the company others strive to match but from the first visit to arrange the funeral to the end of the service there staff are so caring and committed to making the whole process as painless and dignified as your loved one would have wished for you 

  • 5 Sheila Cronin 16th Apr 2017

                 From leaving the chapel at Albin,then to St. Marys' Church with Father Mark               then her burial at Nun head, everything was perfect for our Mum and us,                                                                                                      Thank you so much                                                                    Sheila and Sylvia                                                   and all the family.

  • 5 PAUL ADAMS 14th Apr 2017

    Most impressed throughout the process. People remembered my name and the staff were professional at all times. I would recommend them without hesitation . Their reputation for excellence is well deserved. Paul Adams.

  • 5 Michelle Crawley 10th Apr 2017

    Albins are very professional they treated us with kindness, care and respect. A big thank you to Lee and his colleagues on the day.

  • 5 Steven Maskell 7th Apr 2017

    100% handle with professional thank so much ...

  • 5 Carly Bhandal 2nd Apr 2017

    Very professional and helpful. Cannot praise enough!

  • 5 Sally Essex 2nd Apr 2017

    My beautiful mum was in the best hands possible with Albin,s from the day she passed away to the day of her funeral. Joanna Smith one of the funeral arrangers was absolutely amazing and did a fantastic job , the embalmers also do a incredible job and my mum looked absolutely beautiful and the care that mum received while laying in the chapel at Albin,s Welling Way with Christine was out of this world . The day the boys brought my beautiful mum home was one of the saddest but best days ever the level of care, compassion and the love that you get from these boys is unbelievable . Mum was finally laid to rest by the very best we cannot thank you all enoth from the bottom of our hearts for all the support we received as a family and for the level of care you showed us at such a difficult time. Godbless and sending all our love to each and everyone of you xxx

  • 5 Patrick Harris 27th Mar 2017

    Treated with kindness ,care and respect  Thank you.

  • 5 Billie Redman 18th Mar 2017

    Best funeral directors by far! My mums send off was absolutely beautiful because of them x

  • 5 Scott O'Connor 2nd Mar 2017

    We sadly lost my uncle early this year. At a very challenging time we were lucky that we were advised to use Albin & Sons as our funeral directors. Honestly couldn't of asked for a better service they support our family the whole way through to the highest possible standards. I personally and my family members said the same if or when we have another funeral we will always return to Albino & Sons as we believe they are the best around and truly great people. Thanks again for all of your help and support. Scott

  • 5 Arthur Beecham 24th Feb 2017

    A fantastic service from a company second to none. They over came the blowey conditions to ensure the day ran smoothly. The fine points of leaving a single rose at the home and a stop at mums day centre just enforced the thoughtful service. The staff and cars were immaculate, even down to tissues and water not forgetting the most important thing sweets for the drive to the crematorium.  Once again thank you for superb service insuring a remarkable and unforgettable day of a wonderful send off of our mother.

  • 5 Susan Major 20th Feb 2017

    As Always Albins were fantastic. Everyone who works there are very professional. loving caring people. one word perfection!

  • 5 Karen Feehily 19th Feb 2017

    What a wonderful firm of funeral directors. Everyone showed us so much empathy and assistance through this difficult time. Joanna - you were amazing showing us so much love and nothing was too much - we could call you at any time and it made such a difference. The lads on the day were just how you said they would be - wonderful. Steve guided us and helped us through everything and George drove us keeping our spirits up until we reached the crematorium. Of course, we couldn't forget the wonderful Fr Michael - he was absolutely wonderful and everyone enjoyed his service thoroughly. Last but not least, Fr Michael's sister Jo - thank you.

  • 5 Jennifer Taylor 13th Feb 2017

    F A Albin  & Sons were excellent in helping us as a family and taking care of all the arrangements at this difficult time.

  • 5 Sydney Hiscock 13th Feb 2017

    The best there is. 

  • 5 Kelly Parish 10th Feb 2017

    Having thankfully never needing to organise a funeral before my sister and I had no idea of how, what, when, where and why? With Albins we were directed with respect and curtesy by every member of staff with special mentions to Joanna for all the preparations and John on the day itself. Attendees commented to our family how well the funeral was conducted especially when compared to other funerals they had recently attended that were not serviced by Albins. My sister and I cannot recommend Albins highly enough for their commitment to excellence and professionalism. 

  • 5 Debbie Plows 10th Feb 2017

    Albins & Sons are the most amazing company. I dont know how they make such a sad day into such a memorable one. They are truely the most professional and compassionate funeral undertakers that I know. We would never use anybody else. Thank you for all your help and kindness.

  • 5 Vince Dignam 5th Feb 2017

    Excellent service provided by Neil at Mottingham FA Albins for our mums funeral service. Very professional, compassionate and caring, listened to all details provided by the family.  Would recommend them to family and friends, this is the second time they have provided a funeral service for our Family to a very high standard.

  • 5 Barbara Emmerton 24th Jan 2017

    Excellent One comment The donation box was missed by a few people - few saw it  Should have Been at entrance /exit of the chapel And envelopes supplied

  • 4 Araba Ocran 21st Jan 2017

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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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
Arthur Stanley House
52 Culling Road
London
SE16 2TN

Latest Verified Reviews

Justin Cross 6th May 2017

consummate professionals

Jo Gothatd 1st May 2017

We can't thank you enough for your care and respect you gave our late father. He had a wonderful send off. It was the small touches you provided as well, that made it a perfect send off for him. He would have appreciated it very much as well as did we as a family. Thank you.

Sue Tooke 29th Apr 2017

We would like to thank Albins for the lovely send off for our dear John husband, dad & grandad sad day but the service they gave us was excellent very caring and kind would recommend them to all thank you The Tooke Family.

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