Helping you choose your loved one’s final resting place

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

Our coffin range

Holborn Coffin

Holborn Coffin (2)

Canterbury Coffin (2)

Canterbury Coffin

Coram Coffin (2)

Coram Coffin

Mahogany Kenley 2
Mahogany Kenley

Mahogany Kenley
Mahogany Kenley

Oak Kenley
Oak Kenley

Oak Kenley 2
Oak Kenley

Our Italian coffin range

Italian Head of Christ Solid Mahogany Coffin

Italian Head of Christ Solid Oak Coffin

Italian Last Supper Coffin

Italian Mahogany Coffin

Italian Walnut Coffin

Talk to one of our friendly staff  020 7405 4901


Selecting coffins is a special part of giving your loved one a dignified yet personal goodbye – and we’re here to help you make a choice that fulfils your family’s wishes. 

As a family-owned funeral company since 1764, we have a long experience as trusted coffin suppliers and funeral directors who can offer a wide range of coffin designs and materials to suit all tastes and budgets, whether this be a simple veneered coffin, a solid wooden casket or a totally bespoke coffin with pictures of your loved one covering the wood – we can help arrange this. If you require some guidance on this matter, or are just feeling a little overwhelmed, our caring team is here to help you make your decision with patience and compassion.


For help with choosing burial caskets for your loved one’s final resting place, the team here at A. France & Son can help. We offer a wide range of funeral caskets to accommodate your needs, including affordable caskets, hardwood caskets, mahogany caskets, and many more. 

Here at A. France & Son, we have over 250 years of helping local families say farewell to their loved ones in a respectful, dignified way. We are also members of the British Institute of Embalmers, the National Association of Funeral Directors, and many other official organisations. We proudly serve the areas of Holborn, Kings Cross, Hendon and beyond, so please get in touch to learn more.


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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