Helping you say a fond farewell

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


Say farewell to your loved one with a respectful cremation funeral that celebrates their life and memory. Our compassionate and experienced team will take care of all the details, guiding you through your available choices to make everything as easy as possible at this difficult time. 

Here at A. France & Son, we have been arranging funeral services since 1764 – this long history has made us a trusted family-owned company for our local area of Holborn, Kings Cross, Hendon and beyond, and we now have several branches with their own Chapels of Rest across the area. 

Whether you’re seeking a simple, low-key service with minimal attendance, or a more elaborate celebration of your loved one’s life, we’ll help you to make a special day. We are fully accredited by several leading organisations, including the NAFD and the British Association of Embalmers – so you can rest assured that your loved one will be well taken care of. 

To discuss our cremations services in more detail, simply contact our helpful team today – we’re always here to listen.

Call us on 020 7405 4901 Arrange an appointment

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

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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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