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

Jules Pople 18th Jan 2017

I want to Thank everyone at Albins for the amazing care and help and kindness they have given to myself and my two children throughout the planning and actual Funeral of my very much loved late husband Alan. From our first visit and meeting with Neil in their Mottingham branch to the team led by Lee for Alan's Funeral yesterday 17/01/17 I can not commend them enough. Every little detail was covered and more, the respect they showed for Alan and ourselves and all of our funeral party was amazing. The cars were immaculate, as were the team in both attire and attitude, the horse's and carriage were absolutely stunning. I knew I had choose the best possible company 'Albins' there is for this immensely most important job and they never let me down, they excelled and I Thank them again from the bottom of my heart, it was amazing guys !! Jules Pople xx

Diane Martin 16th Jan 2017

Very caring and understanding.very professional.

Darren Lockett 15th Jan 2017

Simon at Albin took great care of arranging the funeral for my mum, he was always in touch and kept us informed of everything. The actual day of the funeral everything went perfect, we could not of ask for a better service for my mum. The guys that turned up with the hurst were so very professional, the way they acted and treated us all was simply amazing, extremely professional and respectful.  For such a difficult time for all the family, it was made so much easier thanks to everyone involved at Albin. Thank you.

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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

Keith Godfrey   Burroughs

Keith Godfrey Burroughs

Nov 1956 - May 2021

Jessie Elizabeth   Colwell

Jessie Elizabeth Colwell

Sep 1928 - May 2021

Kevin Laurence   Sugden

Kevin Laurence Sugden

Oct 1953 - May 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Jules Pople 18th Jan 2017

    I want to Thank everyone at Albins for the amazing care and help and kindness they have given to myself and my two children throughout the planning and actual Funeral of my very much loved late husband Alan. From our first visit and meeting with Neil in their Mottingham branch to the team led by Lee for Alan's Funeral yesterday 17/01/17 I can not commend them enough. Every little detail was covered and more, the respect they showed for Alan and ourselves and all of our funeral party was amazing. The cars were immaculate, as were the team in both attire and attitude, the horse's and carriage were absolutely stunning. I knew I had choose the best possible company 'Albins' there is for this immensely most important job and they never let me down, they excelled and I Thank them again from the bottom of my heart, it was amazing guys !! Jules Pople xx

  • 5 Diane Martin 16th Jan 2017

    Very caring and understanding.very professional.

  • 5 Darren Lockett 15th Jan 2017

    Simon at Albin took great care of arranging the funeral for my mum, he was always in touch and kept us informed of everything. The actual day of the funeral everything went perfect, we could not of ask for a better service for my mum. The guys that turned up with the hurst were so very professional, the way they acted and treated us all was simply amazing, extremely professional and respectful.  For such a difficult time for all the family, it was made so much easier thanks to everyone involved at Albin. Thank you.

  • 5 Cheryl Norman 24th Dec 2016

    A very thought full and helpful

  • 5 John Goodey 23rd Dec 2016

    Wonderfully personalised service. 

  • 5 Richard Brewster 21st Dec 2016

    Couldn't ask for more they done what was asked for and more to a high quality made the lead up to the day stress free can't fault them in any way 

  • 5 Lorraine Hayes 19th Dec 2016

    Albins have been looking after our family for over 50 years. Our Great grandparents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, in- laws, Parents and Brother. We wouldn't go anywhere else. Barry always looked after us God Bless him and now his Sons are following in his footsteps.     This is our second funeral since Barry passed away, he would be so proud of his boys.  All the team look after you and your loved one. A service second to none. 

  • 5 Linda Taylor 18th Dec 2016

    This is what we emailed Albins.  I think this says it all. - thank you again.  I just want to  thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  You helped us achieve the exact send off for our grandad. Today was sad but beautiful. We wish we didn't have to say goodbye to him, but as we had too, Thank you for being there to guide and support us through this difficult journey.  The men today were outstanding. The service you provided more than exceeded our expectations. The care,  love and respect shown was second to none. Every last thing taken care of. Fit for a King .. For our Pops.  On behalf of my nanny, our family - thank you.  Very best wishes  Ron's Family X 

  • 5 michael branch 16th Dec 2016

    Dear Joanne, lee and team , Thank you so much for all your work and help with my mum's funeral. It was so wonderful from beginning to end- every act of thoughtfulness and kindness proved so comforting. No one wants to be in a position where they have to Organise a funeral - but Albin's made it a pleasure. Thank you so much- Jean

  • 5 Elaine Mines 13th Dec 2016

    The family can't thank you enough for the amazing way you looked after us before and after our Dad's funeral. Thank you Simon for making it so easy for us to organise Dads funeral.  And on he day, thanks to Lee and his colleagues for a brilliant send off. All the friends of the family,commented on what an amazing way you dealt with the day. Elaine Mines.

  • 5 Tina O'Brien 13th Dec 2016

    Everything was perfect

  • 5 Brian Woolgar 12th Dec 2016

    I thought all the staff were courteous and professionnal.

  • 5 Terri Davis 10th Dec 2016

    These guys are simply the best ...from start to finish..     and I can't thank them enough .    Xxx    very well priced aswell .

  • 5 Stephen Hall 9th Dec 2016

    Albins are excellent from start to finish. The arrangments for the funeral in the office with Joanne was done very professionally and with compassion and on the day the Albins staff were excellent  Making a difficult day go as well as possible.

  • 5 Steve Redman 9th Dec 2016

    Absolutely superb. Cannot thank Simom and every single one of them enough. Massive amounts to do but they give you advice and support along the way. Where possible they will take headaches away from you. They think of everything for you and just make the process as simple as possible. Brilliant service, done my dad proud.

  • 5 Carol Mould 29th Nov 2016

    This is the third time we have used your service, and as always it's been excellent.

  • 5 Yvonne Lakeram 25th Nov 2016

    Once again, F A Albins, have helped us out at a very sad time in our lives. Thank you

  • 5 Gloria Ellis 22nd Nov 2016

    Albins were faultless. From the planning of Mum's funeral through to the actual day we had 100% advice and support. On the day the team could not have been more respectful throughout and we did not have to worry about one thing as it went with precision. I would recommend this company. They are extremely professional. I would also add that the florist and caterer that they use were also faultless. A* from beginning to end. Thank you Albins.

  • 5 Loretta Turner 22nd Nov 2016

    We were so pleased with the service that Albins provided, not just on the day of the funeral but from beginning to end. They were so professional, friendly, respectful and caring, this could not be any better. Thank-you so much from all of the family x

  • 5 Carolyn Martin 20th Nov 2016

    My mum passed away unexpectedly. Close family members were going on a long haul holiday and we needed to have the funeral if possible  within the week. I called and spoke with Simon who straightaway took matters into his hands. We met with Simon at his friendly main office in Bermondsey the following day and in that meeting everything was sorted from choosing the coffin, cars, brochure, singer etc. The service provided was extremely professional. Albins took so much pressure off of us. Every single member of staff were helpful. They gave my Mum the send off she deserved.  Albins kept us informed throughout and on the day provided so many extra personal touches. Just one of them being to drive  past the pub my parents had ran for 23 years  in Bermondsey placing a rose outside. Lee was with us on the day of the funerall and the professionalism continued. Advising and being so caring on the day -  everything was perfect and family and friends all commented on this. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you so very much. 

  • 5 Alan Madigan 18th Nov 2016

    Professional, caring and considerate from the beginning, the staff could not do enough. Special thanks to Neil at Mottingham.  Alan.

  • 5 John Cotter 15th Nov 2016

    Excellent service. Very professional and handled throughout with consideration, sympathy and sensitivity.

  • 5 Sonia Richards 8th Nov 2016

    We can't thank albin and sons enough.thank you foraking our dads day a special one.

  • 5 Jeanette Norris 7th Nov 2016

    What wonderful people. We could not have asked for more. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you done for us.

  • 5 Pamela Keeper 3rd Nov 2016

    I could not have had any more help and support from anyone as I received from you all at such and frightening and scary time in losing my beloved Chas. I cannot thank you enough in everyway. Pam Keeper

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

Jules Pople 18th Jan 2017

I want to Thank everyone at Albins for the amazing care and help and kindness they have given to myself and my two children throughout the planning and actual Funeral of my very much loved late husband Alan. From our first visit and meeting with Neil in their Mottingham branch to the team led by Lee for Alan's Funeral yesterday 17/01/17 I can not commend them enough. Every little detail was covered and more, the respect they showed for Alan and ourselves and all of our funeral party was amazing. The cars were immaculate, as were the team in both attire and attitude, the horse's and carriage were absolutely stunning. I knew I had choose the best possible company 'Albins' there is for this immensely most important job and they never let me down, they excelled and I Thank them again from the bottom of my heart, it was amazing guys !! Jules Pople xx

Diane Martin 16th Jan 2017

Very caring and understanding.very professional.

Darren Lockett 15th Jan 2017

Simon at Albin took great care of arranging the funeral for my mum, he was always in touch and kept us informed of everything. The actual day of the funeral everything went perfect, we could not of ask for a better service for my mum. The guys that turned up with the hurst were so very professional, the way they acted and treated us all was simply amazing, extremely professional and respectful.  For such a difficult time for all the family, it was made so much easier thanks to everyone involved at Albin. Thank you.

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