Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors, Ilford

Our Ilford Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Ilford
BASED ON 4 reviews
Rating 5.0
Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Ilford

About our Ilford funeral home

Since 1920, Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Illford have been at the heart of the Essex community, supporting families from all of our surrounding areas, such as Cranbrook, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Loxford, Wanstead, Forest Gate and beyond.

Our duty is to help you and your family through what we understand is a difficult time. We know it’s the little things that go a long way, so every detail that matters to you, matters to us.

From a simple, modest service to an elaborate celebration, we will always be able to cater to your needs. Above all, you will have our uncompromising compassion and support at every step.

We have a wealth of experience in funeral services for our Sikh, Hindu, Tamil and Latter-Day Saints families, and we have a bathe and dress area, which you can use if required.

Please give us a call at any hour. We are here for you every step of the way.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Direct Cremation

An unattended yet dignified committal for your loved one, from £950. Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
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Where to find us


90/92 Ley Street
Ilford IG1 4BX

Directions and Parking

We are in a parade of shops close to the Exchange Shopping Mall.

We have two public car parks close by; one at the local shopping mall (around 100 yards away) and Ley Street public car park (around 400 yards away). There is limited parking behind our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 020 8478 0522

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 4 reviews
Rating 5.0
A very proffesional job and would reccomend them highly. Ken was an absolute gem and I was thoroughly satisfied from start to finish with the service at such an emotional time for me and my family...
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely professional service. Respect and empathy to the customer provided. Thank you so much!
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
We were very well looked after by all the staff at Gilderson’s. From start to finish all the advice given and recommendations were greatly appreciated. Would highly recommend.
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
The staff were kind and actively listened to our requests. All the staff were respectful and did their best to accommodate our needs. The communication was good and we were given reassurance that our requests would be carried out. The chapel of rest was very tastefully furnished and personalised to reflect the age of our loved one . We were given ample time to discuss our choices and the charges were explained in detail.
Response from Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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