Simple Funerals

A minimalist way to honour your loved one

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

Simple Funerals

Simple funerals are quiet and minimalist events that usually have minimal or no attendance. This is a low-cost option which still allows the family to arrange a separate and larger memorial service at a later date, if they so wish. Some people also choose this option if their loved one showed preference for a modest farewell.

Affordable Funerals

Here at A. France & Son, we have a long 250-year history of providing caring, personal and professional services to our local area of Holborn, Kings Cross and Hendon. From full traditional services to simple burials, we provide the same level of respect and dignity to each and every family.

We understand that many families are seeking affordable funeral services that still honour the memory of their loved one in a special way. Our compassionate team is here to listen to your requirements and to help you plan an inexpensive funeral service that is still personal to your loved one. We’ll also guide you through our affordable options for transport, coffins and any extras. 

Established in 1764, we are highly regarded in our local area, and have helped thousands of families arrange affordable funerals they will remember for a lifetime. To find out more about our low-cost funerals, get in touch today. A. France & Son are accredited by multiple organisations, including NAFD and the British Institute of Embalmers.

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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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