Harold White Funeral Directors, South Chingford

69 reviews

Based in South Chingford, Harold White independent family funeral directors have been serving East London and beyond for over 130 years.

Latest Verified Reviews

Denise Bennett 13th Feb 2024

Thank you Harold White, for an excellent service for our Dad. Caring and informative. A difficult time made easier by their help in arranging a special day.

Barry Spencer 10th Jan 2024

From the initial telephone call through to the day of the service nothing was too much trouble. The care and attention to detail was second to none. The day of the funeral could not have gone more smoothly with a team who were thoughtful and caring. We would highly recommend Harold White and offer them our sincere thanks. Lorraine, Susan, Barry & Peter.

Pauline Hyder 15th Oct 2023

Everything was just as we wished for and everyone was so kind and lovely.thank you all.

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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

95 Old Church Road
South Chingford
London
E4 6ST

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

About Us

The first Harold White funeral home was opened in 1888 by George White. Five generations later, the company remains in the safe hands of the family and they are proud to continue supporting families in South Chingford and the surrounding areas.

With over 130 years experience, Harold White Funeral Directors in South Chingford has taken care of the details for every type of funeral. Whether you’re considering a traditional horse-drawn funeral, a direct cremation or an alternative celebration of life, the team at South Chingford will support and guide you.

With many options for personalising a funeral, Harold White can recommend everything you need to create the perfect tribute for your loved one. From suitable celebrants and sustainable coffins to beautiful flowers and unusual hearses (and everything in between), the team can help you find what you’re looking for.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Harold White premises but for those who are unable to travel or those who prefer the comfort of their own home, the team can organise a home visit to discuss the arrangements. Harold White also has a chapel of rest at South Chingford which families can use to spend time with their loved ones.

If you’d like to know anything more about Harold White and the services they offer, please call and speak to a member of the team.

Latest Obituaries

Ronald   Ernest Mott

Ronald Ernest Mott

Jan 2024 - Jul 1934

Patrick   Archer

Patrick Archer

Jun 1934 - Dec 2023

James   Hyder

James Hyder

Dec 1942 - Sep 2023

Fritz   Berent

Fritz Berent

May 1929 - Jul 2023

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Denise Bennett 13th Feb 2024

    Thank you Harold White, for an excellent service for our Dad. Caring and informative.
    A difficult time made easier by their help in arranging a special day.

  • 5 Barry Spencer 10th Jan 2024

    From the initial telephone call through to the day of the service nothing was too much trouble. The care and attention to detail was second to none. The day of the funeral could not have gone more smoothly with a team who were thoughtful and caring. We would highly recommend Harold White and offer them our sincere thanks. Lorraine, Susan, Barry & Peter.

  • 5 Pauline Hyder 15th Oct 2023

    Everything was just as we wished for and everyone was so kind and lovely.thank you all.

  • 5 Biruta Berent 1st Aug 2023

    Bernadette was absolute professional and help me so much during this hard time losing my husband. I am grateful for all her support and highly recommend her service. Many thanks 

  • 5 Janita Arif 23rd Apr 2023

    Careful,  thoughtful and person centred service. Helpful and professional.  Recommend without reservation.

  • 5 Ann Ware 18th Apr 2023

    There is a no doubt we choose the right local funeral directors. Can highly recommend Harold White (Chingford). Bernadette, Martin and their Team were compassionate, kind and highly professional. Thank you so much all for making such a sad day special.

  • 5 Mark Bisset 28th Mar 2023

    Harold White, and in particular Tracy Evans, were fantastic - sympathetic, supportive, always available to respond to questions. They guided us through the planning process and didn't hesitate to take control of everything and sort things out with no fuss. Indeed, Tracy went the extra mile many times, e.g. personally going to the cemetery to confirm arrangements. Thoroughly and very highly recommended.

  • 5 Ian Davenport 14th Mar 2023

    Harold White and in particular a lady called Bernadette, were friendly and caring but also provided a very professional and efficient service. I would  definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Daniel Stamford 27th Jan 2023

    Amazing funeral directors. Bernadette and Martin were amazing. Everything went perfectly. Could not be happier with our choice of funeral directors. Would highly recommend to anyone. 
    Thank you so much. 

  • 5 Yvette Hughes 3rd Dec 2022

    I can only thank the team for their kindness and excellent service.
    My Mother was very unwell when my step father passed away. I called to discuss a funeral and explained the situation, immediately a home visit was offered.
    The process was made straightforward and stress free.
    On the day the team were very professional and kind. Everything went well and we can only say Thank You.
    While this might be a service we have no wish to use, I can only say we were pleased we did when it was needed.

  • 5 Patrick Wong 6th Oct 2022

    Bernadette and Martin provided compassion and kindness at a difficult time. They did everything possible to make sure we were informed and understood everything that was going to happen. We cannot thank them enough for their patience and enabling us to get through the weeks leading up to the funeral. They supported us to shape the arrangements in a way that was right for our family. We highly recommend Harold White Funeral Directors, South Chingford.

    Harold White Funeral Director Staff . replied
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It was an honour to look after Callum and your family.
    Martin and Bernadette
  • 5 David Kaplan 2nd Jul 2022

    Thank you so much for your advice, expertise and support.

    Harold White Funeral Director Staff . replied
    Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to take care of you all.
    Martin and Bernadette
  • 5 Patrice Adshead 28th Mar 2022

    From start to finish everyone was so helpful and caring.
    Tracy was so understanding and didn't leave a stone unturned, she sorted out everything we were concerned about (the music, the stationery, the smooth running arrangements for the day etc) to make us feel totally at ease.
    I can't praise her enough, along with telephone conversations with Bernadette and Martin's reassurance and help on the actual day of the funeral.
    I highly recommend them all.

    Harold White Funeral Director Staff . replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words.
    Tracy, Bernadette and Martin
  • 5 Michelle Davis 2nd Feb 2022

    Harold white provided a very caring and helpful service. Bernadette Martin and all of staff made a sad occasion a very special day. I couldn’t have asked for more 

    Harold White Funeral Director Staff . replied
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Bernadette and Martin
  • 5 kAREN DANIELS 13th Jan 2022

    Harold White provided a very caring and helpful service.Taking away a lot of the stress out of such a sad event,organizing everything.I would highly recommend their services. They even provided me with someone to take the service,when let down at last minute by a relative.

  • 5 PETER HARWOOD 18th Oct 2021

    A sad occasion that was made very special by the caring approach of all the staff, especially Bernadette and Martin who helped us through a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble and gave Mum a sensitive and dignified Farewell.

  • 5 Karen Bright 5th Oct 2021

     The hardest thing is to have to arrange a parents funeral. Bernadette is the most compassionate caring and understanding person I think I’ve ever met. She made the whole process comfortable, it’s a strange thing to say but my dad‘s funeral was beautiful and that’s all down to the service that I received at Harold White’s funeral directors.

    So professional so caring and there for everything I needed literally a phone call away.

    I generally Cannot recommend them enough and would like to thank everybody that dealt with my fathers funeral.

  • 5 Jacqui Hyde 16th Apr 2021

    We couldn't of wished for more for our Mum. All aspects of the funeral arrangements were dealt with respect and understanding at this very sad time.
    A big thank you to Bernadette and Martin at south Chingford.

  • 5 Lisa Bagley 27th Mar 2021

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you to Bernadette for the help and support provided leading up to Dad's funeral. It went very smoothly and for that we are most grateful. And huge thanks to Martin and team for such a dignified and professional service on the day, you made everything easy for us and were so very accommodating on what is such a difficult day. Everything was a bit of a blur and it feels like you can't really think straight on the day but with Martin's reassuring nature everything was covered/handled and again went so smoothly, we couldn't have asked for more.

    You are lovely people and very good at what you do. Thank you once again from all of us.

    Best regards,

    Lisa, Jenny & Richard

    PS. Fr David was wonderful

    PPS. Frank Sinatra 'My Way' was very fitting

  • 5 Kay Easterbrook 1st Mar 2021

    Harold white were so helpful when planning my grandma’s funeral.
    I called them on the morning when my grandma had passed very upset and they were so nice and comforting.
    They were so respectful to my lovely grandma and took great care of her 
    Thank you very much to all at Harold white.

  • 5 Alison Messum 23rd Feb 2021

    Unfortunately I've had occasion to use Harold Whites three time in the last few years - fortunately they have been amazing each and every time. The whole team is professional, helpful and eases you through the process at what is a very difficult time. Thank you to everyone there including Gary, Dianne, Ian and in particular Bernadette who pulls everything together.

  • 5 Beverley Craig 22nd Feb 2021

    Harold White dealt with my father's funeral a couple of months ago. I had no hesitation to go back to them when my mother passed away. Again, they did an excellent job. Many thanks to Martin, Bernadette and Alex Hall. Highly recommended

  • 5 Anita Williams 14th Feb 2021

    So pleased I chose Harold White Funeral Directors to take care of my Dad. From start to finish, dealing with this company was excellent and I appreciate all they did for me and my family. A special mention goes to Bernadette in the office - a lovely person, very efficient and genuinely compassionate. And top marks to Martin for coordinating and leading the funeral procession (including stopping at a couple of requested addresses en route). He and the drivers were very professional, respectful and courteous. Everything flowed like clockwork.
    Thank you very much, Gary and team.

  • 5 Matt Andes 9th Feb 2021

    Friendly, helpful, accommodating and compassionate! Bernadette, Gary and the team were so kind and helpful from the moment i first contacted them to the funeral service. When i was first searching for a funeral directors it was a bit of minefield but Harold White had excellent reviews and I had a personal recommendation. Choosing Harold White was one of the best decisions and they made what is a very difficult time that bit easier. Highly recommend.

  • 5 Bruce Buzzella 7th Feb 2021

    Very efficient and friendly we used them in 2015 for my father in law they were good then and that's the reason we used them again this year 2021 when I laid my wife to rest.

Address
95 Old Church Road
South Chingford
London
E4 6ST

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Denise Bennett 13th Feb 2024

Thank you Harold White, for an excellent service for our Dad. Caring and informative. A difficult time made easier by their help in arranging a special day.

Barry Spencer 10th Jan 2024

From the initial telephone call through to the day of the service nothing was too much trouble. The care and attention to detail was second to none. The day of the funeral could not have gone more smoothly with a team who were thoughtful and caring. We would highly recommend Harold White and offer them our sincere thanks. Lorraine, Susan, Barry & Peter.

Pauline Hyder 15th Oct 2023

Everything was just as we wished for and everyone was so kind and lovely.thank you all.

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