F.A. Albin & Sons

413 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

Lesley Wellsted 18th Feb 2020

From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Albins for conducting John’s funeral. From my initial phone call with Simon through to the final stages of the funeral day everything was carried out to perfection and beyond. Dave, our driver was very caring and considerate and Jamie was wonderful.  I have received many comments from people who attended the funeral to say how professional Albins were. They really are a cut above the rest. Again, I would like to thank Simon and everyone at Albins a massive thank you for making what has been a very difficult time for me and my family, a much easier process to handle.  Thank you. Lesley Wellsted

Christopher Soltysiak 3rd Feb 2020

I approached a few Funeral companies but Albins were willing to come to the house and discuss my needs at a time of emotional distress. Nothing was too much trouble and they didn’t need to hard sell. They were described by my Minister as the Rolls Royce of Funeral Directors when we went to the committal and their service all round was excellent! I am now planning to put in my will that they should be used for my own funeral. Really good at understanding the difficulties of your wife suddenly dying and doing anything you want - including in my case taking my wife outside London and driving 60 miles to the cemetery. Thank you can totally recommend this company. 

Charlie Orris 26th Jan 2020

I honestly can say hand on my heart I couldn’t have got through my mums day without these boys x professional caring thoughtful respectful beyond words Thank you so much for making my mums day perfect x Love Kim Orris and family xxxx

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
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

Ivor   Tanner

Ivor Tanner

Dec 1951 - Oct 2021

Daniel   Creedon

Daniel Creedon

Dec 1941 - Oct 2021

Doreen   Helen Hipsey

Doreen Helen Hipsey

Nov 1928 - Oct 2021

Dilan   Su Abdullah

Dilan Su Abdullah

Nov 2004 - Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lesley Wellsted 18th Feb 2020

    From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Albins for conducting John’s funeral. From my initial phone call with Simon through to the final stages of the funeral day everything was carried out to perfection and beyond. Dave, our driver was very caring and considerate and Jamie was wonderful.  I have received many comments from people who attended the funeral to say how professional Albins were. They really are a cut above the rest. Again, I would like to thank Simon and everyone at Albins a massive thank you for making what has been a very difficult time for me and my family, a much easier process to handle.  Thank you. Lesley Wellsted

  • 5 Christopher Soltysiak 3rd Feb 2020

    I approached a few Funeral companies but Albins were willing to come to the house and discuss my needs at a time of emotional distress. Nothing was too much trouble and they didn’t need to hard sell. They were described by my Minister as the Rolls Royce of Funeral Directors when we went to the committal and their service all round was excellent! I am now planning to put in my will that they should be used for my own funeral. Really good at understanding the difficulties of your wife suddenly dying and doing anything you want - including in my case taking my wife outside London and driving 60 miles to the cemetery. Thank you can totally recommend this company. 

  • 5 Charlie Orris 26th Jan 2020

    I honestly can say hand on my heart I couldn’t have got through my mums day without these boys x professional caring thoughtful respectful beyond words Thank you so much for making my mums day perfect x Love Kim Orris and family xxxx

  • 5 Tony Warren 10th Jan 2020

    Simon and the whole team have been excellent through the whole process Nothing was ever too much trouble. Professional and friendly all at the same time

  • 5 Barry Notcutt 3rd Jan 2020

    My family have always used Albins throughout the years from generation to generation. They are the most professional, attentive funeral directors who go above and beyond to make each loved ones send off perfect and unique. 

  • 5 Tamika Alli 23rd Dec 2019

    Thank you soo much for your service. Without your help and support, I don’t think me and my family could have got through this difficult time  . They are nice and understanding. Also going above and beyond. Very compassionate and I feel like I wasn’t getting treated like a customer but as family.   I would recommend them to anyone who has to unfortunately go through a difficult time such as this. They will make the journey, just that little easier 

  • 5 Bill Linehan 20th Dec 2019

    From the start of our bereavement Scott from Albin's was patient and took us through the whole process and did everything from arranging a fantastic priest ( Father Michael Branch. Who gave us a service that no one who was there will ever forget, absolutely brilliant ). Scott also arranged the service cards which were designed that took my breath away. The staff at Culling Road who took great care of my sister's 2 grandchildren whilst she and her husband visited our late father in the chapel of rest. the team who took care of us on the day of the funeral were absolutely fantastic and made a very sad day go smoothly and easy for my Mum & Family & myself. I would recommend F.A.Albins as they took the stress & fear out of arranging our late Fathers funeral and made it a send off that he would have been proud of.

  • 5 Peter Lines 20th Dec 2019

    On behalf of myself and all of our families and friends, I would like to to thank Albins for Jill’s funeral arrangements and the excellent way that it was carried out prior to, and on the day. Many, Many Thanks Peter

  • 5 Gary Ilsley 17th Dec 2019

    Simon and the team were excellent, I could have not asked for a better service, Joanne went out of her way to sort everything out for me,

  • 5 Sally Essex 14th Dec 2019

    Albion’s gave my mother in law the most amazing send of so professional from start to finish they truly are the very best  and can’t do enoth for you thank you so so much and also a special thank you to the embalmers xx

  • 5 Alyson Whalley 1st Dec 2019

    We had wonderful support and advice at a difficult time. Good to know we dont have to do anything on the day except turn up and it will all be taken care of by your staff. Thank you

  • 5 Julie Miller 23rd Nov 2019

    What a perfect service we received from albins We were treated with the utmost respect If ever their services were needed again they would be my first choice and I would personally recommend them

  • 5 Carlie Kent 18th Nov 2019

    There is no one above this wonderful company. The care, attention, compassion and help through the worst time of my life as provided by F.A. Albin. My dear mother was given the best of the best by all especially Simon & Jon. The smoothness of arranging my mother’s funeral to the day and after I could not have done it without your help.  Thank you all.  Carlie Kent 

  • 5 Linda O'Rourke 5th Nov 2019

    Exellent service, family very pleased with the way each and everyone of us was treated by simon, jonathan and every member of the albins staff. Mrs.Linda O'Rourke

  • 5 Nicola Arif 4th Nov 2019

    As always,,, impeccable

  • 5 Samantha Comber 2nd Nov 2019

    If we said thank you a million times, it would not be enough. The unexpected little touch meant so much. All at Albins went that extra mile for mum and us. Family run business who make you feel one of the own. Mum had the best send over. Thank you Mum, Sam and Vicky

  • 5 Tony McDade 29th Oct 2019

    We received such outstanding care and attention; the five star rating does not give it justice. We want to personally thank Scott, Simon and the team at the actual funeral - words cannot express our gratitude. Albins made such a difficult time much easier and for that we are extremely grateful,  Tony, Angie McDade and family. 

  • 5 Yvonne Lakeram 27th Oct 2019

    This will be the fifth family member that Albins have looked after for us, they are the most wonderful set of people, kind, thoughtful and nothing is to much trouble. I trust them completely with the most important people in my life. Barry was a saint, all of them had the best tutor, RIP Barry. I lost my Dad in January 2019, so I have to apologise for not writing sooner, I didn't even see this email before now. I've already made sure that when it's my time, Albins will be there for me. Thank you so much Neil.

  • 5 Ricky Eve 25th Oct 2019

    Outstanding service the best in the business with huge respect to the family 

  • 5 Beverley Bleach 23rd Oct 2019

    Absolutely beautiful. Staff were fantastic . Everything was done with great care. Couldn't have wished for a better day. Thank you

  • 5 Mandy Marshall 14th Oct 2019

    Pleasure

  • 5 Parisa Tanbakooy 30th Sep 2019

    Wow. What a service. Thank you so much albins

  • 5 Claire Breeze 25th Sep 2019

    I would like to thank F A Albin & Sons for the excellent service they provided for our family during a very difficult time. They went above and beyond any expectations and nothing was too much trouble for all their staff to support us whilst we were grieving. They provided a first class service and made the funeral arrangements less stressful. Thank you.  

  • 5 Nicholas Garvey 24th Sep 2019

    We could not fault them in any way . They done a lovely funeral for mum.

  • 5 Laila Abraham 11th Sep 2019

    Thank you Albin for providing a professional and exceptional repatriation and funeral service with dignity and compassion.

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.

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
Arthur Stanley House
52 Culling Road
London
SE16 2TN

Latest Verified Reviews

Lesley Wellsted 18th Feb 2020

From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Albins for conducting John’s funeral. From my initial phone call with Simon through to the final stages of the funeral day everything was carried out to perfection and beyond. Dave, our driver was very caring and considerate and Jamie was wonderful.  I have received many comments from people who attended the funeral to say how professional Albins were. They really are a cut above the rest. Again, I would like to thank Simon and everyone at Albins a massive thank you for making what has been a very difficult time for me and my family, a much easier process to handle.  Thank you. Lesley Wellsted

Christopher Soltysiak 3rd Feb 2020

I approached a few Funeral companies but Albins were willing to come to the house and discuss my needs at a time of emotional distress. Nothing was too much trouble and they didn’t need to hard sell. They were described by my Minister as the Rolls Royce of Funeral Directors when we went to the committal and their service all round was excellent! I am now planning to put in my will that they should be used for my own funeral. Really good at understanding the difficulties of your wife suddenly dying and doing anything you want - including in my case taking my wife outside London and driving 60 miles to the cemetery. Thank you can totally recommend this company. 

Charlie Orris 26th Jan 2020

I honestly can say hand on my heart I couldn’t have got through my mums day without these boys x professional caring thoughtful respectful beyond words Thank you so much for making my mums day perfect x Love Kim Orris and family xxxx

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