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

Carly Roberts 9th Sep 2019

Exceptional service

Tony Brown 8th Sep 2019

There are Funerals and Funeral Directors, and then there are Albin Funerals and Albin Funeral Directors. My family have been using Albin's since they began trading well over 200 years ago. I remember my Father telling me that his Grandfather had been buried by one of the founders of Albin's. My Father attended school with Freddie Albin back in the early 1920's and in my lifetime Albin's have attended dozens and dozens of my families funerals and been there in our need. I come from a very large Bermondsey family and whenever we have lost "one of ours" it is "one of theirs" that is right there with us. From the start to well after the finish, they just know. They know what you want, what you need and that is indescribable and uncalcable. There is a style and finesse with a Funeral at Albin's which I have never seen with any other firm. The Cars, Chauffeurs, Bearers, Conductors are absolutely immaculate. Their attention to detail is second to none. If you are looking for a benchmark to aspire to as a competitor, you have got 200 years and many generations to catch up on. Many people are frightened of death, but when the clock of life stops ticking, be sure to call on Albin's because they will look after you on your final journey and those you leave behind just like you was one of their own. Tony Brown

Lloyd Stephens 7th Sep 2019

A massive thank you to Simon, John, and all the staff at F.A Albins, they were a great comfort to us during such a sad time for us all, the service and care given was exceptional. 

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

Stanley   Burt

Stanley Burt

Jul 1946 - Oct 2021

Jacqueline

Jacqueline "Jackie" Mason

Apr 1960 - Sep 2021

Ronald    Conway

Ronald Conway

Sep 2021 - Sep 1933

Roy Joseph   Burnett

Roy Joseph Burnett

Dec 1938 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Carly Roberts 9th Sep 2019

    Exceptional service

  • 5 Tony Brown 8th Sep 2019

    There are Funerals and Funeral Directors, and then there are Albin Funerals and Albin Funeral Directors. My family have been using Albin's since they began trading well over 200 years ago. I remember my Father telling me that his Grandfather had been buried by one of the founders of Albin's. My Father attended school with Freddie Albin back in the early 1920's and in my lifetime Albin's have attended dozens and dozens of my families funerals and been there in our need. I come from a very large Bermondsey family and whenever we have lost "one of ours" it is "one of theirs" that is right there with us. From the start to well after the finish, they just know. They know what you want, what you need and that is indescribable and uncalcable. There is a style and finesse with a Funeral at Albin's which I have never seen with any other firm. The Cars, Chauffeurs, Bearers, Conductors are absolutely immaculate. Their attention to detail is second to none. If you are looking for a benchmark to aspire to as a competitor, you have got 200 years and many generations to catch up on. Many people are frightened of death, but when the clock of life stops ticking, be sure to call on Albin's because they will look after you on your final journey and those you leave behind just like you was one of their own. Tony Brown

  • 5 Lloyd Stephens 7th Sep 2019

    A massive thank you to Simon, John, and all the staff at F.A Albins, they were a great comfort to us during such a sad time for us all, the service and care given was exceptional. 

  • 5 Paul Curd Zoe Stevens 26th Jul 2019

    Very professional, courteous and caring service throughout the day. I can highly recommend Albins. 

  • 5 Penelope Tay 23rd Jul 2019

    Very pleased with all the arrangements made with minimum fuss. All aspects covered professionally.

  • 5 Yasmin Walls 15th Jul 2019

    Thank you for handling us with such care and compassion.  You dealt with us in such a professional way.  Showed care, compassion and respect every step of the way. 

  • 5 Lorraine Anne Riordan 2nd Jul 2019

    Excellent service couldn't of wished for better service

  • 5 Vanessa Corderoy 1st Jul 2019

    As always Albins gave a professional caring service.  They go above and beyond to ensure every little detail is perfect  They are amazing 

  • 5 Nicola Frew 28th Jun 2019

    Joanna, Jon and all the team at Albins we’re absolutely incredible. They made my mums day the best it possibly could be. The attention to detail and little touches they added never went unnoticed. Thank you Albins you are a special team x

  • 5 Matthew Gibbons 24th Jun 2019

    Pure class from start to finish, really could not be more accomodating, and most of all respectful. My Dad insisted on Albins for his day, and they didn't disappoint. An absolute credit to their trade. Thankyou

  • 5 Diane Jones 22nd Jun 2019

    I cannot thank the staff at Albin's enough. An amazing company who made a sad and difficult time run smoothly and with ease. I would especially like to thank Danny who acted as the conductor and did a fantastic job, and to Lynn who was so supportive in organising the whole thing... you helped me to laugh, held me when I needed to cry and made me able to keep standing on my feet throughout. The Celebrant Deborah Hooper was superb. You all gave Michael's family and friends the ability to give him a very special send off and a truly memorable day. For this I will be forever grateful - Diane

  • 5 Kerry Stoddart 17th Jun 2019

    From beginning to end my father and us the bereaved family, have been treated with respect and compassion. F.A Albin are second to none. They think of so many details that seem small but mean a lot. Thank you

  • 5 Shelley Louise Purssey 11th Jun 2019

    I honestly can’t thank Albins enough for everything they have done.  We had help and advice even before choosing Albins. John called us and gave us great help and advice to make sure my mum was properly looked after from the start.  We met lovely jo the next day and just felt completely at ease and like we was at home with her straight away. The Crayford branch is just out of this world and I knew straight away that mum would have loved it. Once mum was there they would light her candle every day and chat to mum and let me know they have done so too. All her pictures were in her chapel of rest and it was just so beautiful for us to see.  First class  I can’t thank everyone enough from start to finish.  You completely treated mum with dignity from the very beginning and I just can’t express how grateful I am to you all  Xxxxxx God bless  Xxxxxxx

  • 5 Janie Navarro 8th Jun 2019

    The loss of my Dad hit me and my family hard and we were lost without him being in charge. From the very first phone call even before we had made arrangements We got so much support from FA Albins, so very thankful our order of service, planning, calls to check things were received with the utmost care & professionalsm. Impeccable service 

  • 5 Henry John Howard 7th Jun 2019

    I truly have to say as traumatic as a passing is, in anyone’s Family, it was such a relief to have had  FA Albins & Sons conduct my Mums. To say it was extremely well organised would be the understatement of the year, every aspect from what we wanted and how we wanted it conducted was all taken in, we were made to feel important and it felt as if we had known these people for years as friends. To all those that were involved in the organisation of of my Mum Pats Cremation, My Family and I Thankyou from the bottom of our Hearts.

  • 5 Ita McBride 3rd Jun 2019

    Absolutely brilliant, so respectful & professional, nothing was too much trouble. Sent emails and got very quick replies, I cannot thank Simon & his team enough. Everything was expertly done, it helped so much to give my wonderful mum the send off she deserved. Happy to know albins will be our port of call for funerals of my father, my sister & myself as we’ve reserved plots in their beautiful gardens. Wouldn’t dream of using anyone else. Thanks in abundance 🙏🏻💔

  • 5 Barbara Brownhill 24th May 2019

    Staff were down to earth and helpful the whole way through, thank you for helping to make it a special day

  • 5 Elaine Kerslake 21st May 2019

    Excellent professional service from Albins from start to finish - organisation and compassion was second to none - highly recommended

  • 5 Ann Bowe 5th May 2019

    Very supportive and respective of both Rebecca and her mother.  Every stage was conducted in a professional and caring way.

  • 5 Anne Boswell 3rd May 2019

    We were absolutely delighted with the service Albins delivered on the day of booking my father’s funeral to the day of the actual funeral.  Their kind gentle way gave such a warm atmosphere to everyone, the respect they showed and patience with all the family on this sad day.  Their ways in which they supported us as a family didn’t go un noticed, it was the small touches like the rose being left at the front door just before we left to go, the suggestions they made I.e the canvas of my dad and son to be taken with us made such a lovely suggestion as there was an easel that we didn’t know was there. The patience they had with all of us not feeling like we had to rush or time was against us.  They are the reason why we always choose albins, their support, communication and service is beyond expectations.  We would like to thank everyone that was with us on Friday 26th April. 

  • 5 Barbara Dobson 28th Apr 2019

    Absolutely fantastic service, so professional at all times, very caring, couldn’t wish for better.

  • 5 Tammy Hagerty 27th Apr 2019

    They was amazing, very respectful and so professional. 

  • 5 Matt Page 16th Apr 2019

    Neil Gamble at Mottingham branch was very professional, understanding and compassionate , the day itself went very well with no issues , every one of the staff worked hard to provide a excellent service , I would highly recommend Albins , my mum would have been proud of the part everybody played 

  • 5 Philip Thomas 8th Apr 2019

    Fantastic and caring funeral directors

  • 5 Naima Rachael | Ashcroft-Bravo 30th Mar 2019

    Exceptional,professional and caring service .Joanne branch looked after us at the funeral directors, and explained every step in detail, her caring nature comforted us when we were grieving at the sudden loss of my brother and son. We were very happy with every aspect of the service. 

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
Arthur Stanley House
52 Culling Road
London
SE16 2TN

Latest Verified Reviews

Carly Roberts 9th Sep 2019

Exceptional service

Tony Brown 8th Sep 2019

There are Funerals and Funeral Directors, and then there are Albin Funerals and Albin Funeral Directors. My family have been using Albin's since they began trading well over 200 years ago. I remember my Father telling me that his Grandfather had been buried by one of the founders of Albin's. My Father attended school with Freddie Albin back in the early 1920's and in my lifetime Albin's have attended dozens and dozens of my families funerals and been there in our need. I come from a very large Bermondsey family and whenever we have lost "one of ours" it is "one of theirs" that is right there with us. From the start to well after the finish, they just know. They know what you want, what you need and that is indescribable and uncalcable. There is a style and finesse with a Funeral at Albin's which I have never seen with any other firm. The Cars, Chauffeurs, Bearers, Conductors are absolutely immaculate. Their attention to detail is second to none. If you are looking for a benchmark to aspire to as a competitor, you have got 200 years and many generations to catch up on. Many people are frightened of death, but when the clock of life stops ticking, be sure to call on Albin's because they will look after you on your final journey and those you leave behind just like you was one of their own. Tony Brown

Lloyd Stephens 7th Sep 2019

A massive thank you to Simon, John, and all the staff at F.A Albins, they were a great comfort to us during such a sad time for us all, the service and care given was exceptional. 

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