Let us help you through this difficult time

Proudly independent since 1764

We operate in and around London

Clear & Supportive Guidance
Compassionate Funeral Planning
Large Variety of Funeral Services
Dedicated Local Family-Run Business

Direct Cremation

Not everyone would like a fuss to be made of them when they pass on, which is why sometimes a direct cremation service might be the best course of action. A direct cremation service is simply where no formal funeral service is arranged and no guests… Read More

Non-Religious Funerals

For a dignified service without the religious aspect, the team here at A. France & Son can help. We arrange respectful and characterful non-religious funerals and memorial services, including humanist funerals – or simply funerals without any element of spirituality.  We help you celebrate the life… Read More

Religious Funerals

Whether a person’s faith was central to their life, or a religious funeral ceremony is simply preferred for traditional reasons, we can help make the arrangements to ensure it’s a memorable day.    A Variety of Faiths Welcomed  Here at A. France & Son, we are warm… Read More

Bespoke Funerals

Celebrate the life of your loved one with bespoke funeral services from A. France & Son. Every life is unique and that’s why many families choose to say farewell to their loved one in a meaningful and personal way. Whether your beloved was a football fan… Read More

Funeral Directors

Welcome to A. France & Son – a family-owned funeral company established in 1764. Throughout our 250 years of history, we have provided support for countless local families, helping to arrange funerals, cremations, burials and memorial services that honour their loved one. 

Our caring, compassionate approach is coupled with our dedication to a personal yet affordable service, and this has led us to becoming one of the foremost funeral directors, serving families in London and throughout the UK – including Holborn, Kings Cross and Hendon.  

Funerals, Burials & Cremations

We offer traditional funeral services, minimalist goodbyes or religious ceremonies, and we tailor every aspect of the day to fulfil your wishes, ranging from the coffin choice to the transportation and order of service. If you’re not sure, we’re here to guide you through this difficult time.

As a trusted local funeral director, we have accreditations and memberships to several core organisations, including NAFD, the British Institute of Embalmers, National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and the Funeral Arbitration Scheme. This way, you can expect a high standard of service from our funeral undertakers, right from initial discussions to the final farewell. 

Here at A. France & Son, we’re here to bring you a warm, professional service that is built on our hundreds of years of history and experience. To discuss your needs with our team, please get in touch. We’re always here to listen and make sure every detail is taken care of.

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Let us help you create a fitting tribute for a loved one

Call us on 020 7405 4901 or request a callback using the form below

Come and see us, we are here to help

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 17:00 Sat: Closed Sunday: Closed
45 Lamb's Conduit Street London WC1N 3NH
166 Caledonian Road Islington N1 0SQ
14 Watford Way Hendon NW4 3AD

FAQs & Advice

The Registrar will issue you with one copy. You will need another 4-5 copies to be able to send to the bank, solicitors etc. They cost approx. £11.00 each. In most cases we won’t require this certificate and will only need the ‘Green Certificate,’ which is sent to us directly.
Many funerals in the UK follow traditional religious practices with a typical service taking approx. 30-40 minutes. In some cases this may extend to over an hour. However there is also the option of a humanist or secular service which would include poetry, music and an appreciation of the life of your loved one. We are able to arrange a secular officiant for you if this is what you require.
Yes you can. We always recommend a simple course of embalming takes place before we dress someone in their own clothing. Alternatively, we can provide a shroud.
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