W English & Son Funeral Directors, Bethnal Green

With a choice of funeral services available and prices starting from £995, your trusted Bethnal Green funeral directors will arrange a dignified farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Bethnal Green funeral home

We are W English & Son Funeral Directors in Bethnal Green, and we are proud to serve our London community with kindness and professionalism, helping to make things a little easier for families in our care.

W English & Son have been conducting funerals for over 200 years, giving us many generations of knowledge and expertise that has passed down over the years. The values of our founders remain at the heart of all we do today; every aspect of our duty is carried out with an unparalleled quality of care and uncompromising compassion.

We can arrange any kind of funeral service, from a traditional religious service to an alternative, bespoke theme. We are always here to talk, 24 hours a day. Please get in touch as soon as you need any assistance.

What we offer

  • 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
Dignity with distinction image
Dignity with distinction image

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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

A choice of funeral services in Bethnal Green

We offer a choice of four funeral services at W English & Son Funeral Directors in Bethnal Green, where our experienced team will arrange the perfect farewell for your loved one. Learn more about our Unattended Funeral, Chapel Service, Crematorium Service and Attended Funeral below or please call us for more details.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    Find out more
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Funeral Service Image

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    Funeral Service Image
    Find Out More
  • Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,350
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Funeral Service Image

    Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1,350
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    Funeral Service Image
    Find Out More
  • Crematorium Service

    An intimate service at a local crematorium
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at a chosen time at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, a few people are welcomed to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,550
    (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    Funeral Service Image

    Crematorium Service

    An intimate service at a local crematorium
    From
    £1,550
    (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    (Includes doctor's fees and cremation fee).
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at a chosen time at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, a few people are welcomed to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. A dignified and respectable cremation will then be carried out without mourners present. We also offer a variety of additional options, available at an extra cost, which allow for some personalisation of the service.
    Funeral Service Image
    Find Out More
  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £2,225
    plus £1,173 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,173 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Funeral Service Image

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2,225
    plus £1,173 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,173 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Funeral Service Image
    Find Out More

Where to find us

Address

464a Bethnal Green Road
Bethnal Green E2 0EA
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us opposite the junction for Punderson's Gardens on Bethnal Green Road.

There is parking on the streets surrounding 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
Saturday10:00 - 13:00
SundayClosed

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 7739 8933

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of W English & Son Funeral Directors

We take the greatest care of our families and their loved ones and we're very proud of our standing within the community. Here's what local families say about our funeral directors in Bethnal Green
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
Exceptional service, they take all the worry out of planning a loved ones funeral. Janet especially, cant thank English enough, everyone on the day couldnt do enough for us.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to W English for all their kind assistance with the arrangements for my husband’s funeral. They were very patient and professional and emails were answered efficiently. The funeral and interment went very smoothly thanks to the support of the W English staff. I was grateful for their guidance throughout a difficult process and would 100% recommend their services.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service by everyone. Quick response to queries by Janet.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for your online review.
Rating 5.0
The service was just as expected. We have used English's for family funerals over many years and have always been very satisfied.
I would like to single out Jannet for special praise. She is obviously very experienced in the business, and has very good people skills. I felt that I was dealing with someone that I'd known for years rather than carrying out a what coukd have been a cold business transaction.
Thank you Jannet. Also the celebrant that Jannet recommended fitted the bill perfectly and did a very good job. Lots of good advice and understanding from them both.
Thank you.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
The staff were expectably helpful, Curtis and respectful. Being this is a area that none of go through repeatedly, all our requests were fulfilled.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for W English & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
The service received from English & Co was considerate and timely from the date of death to the funeral service. Janet was compassionate throughout, to such an extent that we would call her a family friend. A lovely lovely woman. The funeral service was highly professional so I will take this opportunity to give Ron and his team a big thank you for their work and understanding on the day of the funeral service.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 4.0
from the start to the end englishes service was very good , i have used there services before and very good also , i would recormend there services to other people
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
All staff where friendly and helpful.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Father in Law.
Rating 5.0
Thoughtful and reassuring staff.
Ron was fantastic at the crematorium allowing me, my son and husband time on our own to mourn privately after the other family and friends had left for a few precious moments alone with my dad's coffin. Turning round and seeing that Ron had pulled the doors closed to allow us privacy was very moving and greatly appreciated.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Exceptionally compassionate, professional and dedicated staff, especially Janet. W English dealt with all details of Nick's care with dignity and respect, keeping us informed throughout.
We realise that the last winter has been exceptional for everybody but we want to let you know that we cannot thank you enough for the service you provided.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
Many thanks,can’t thank you enough,excellent service and the help at a difficult time was so helpful .everything was made simple and there was always someone to help especially lady at office .godbless
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.   
Rating 5.0
I entrusted W. ENGLISH with my mother's funeral back in Dec 2019 and was 100% satisfied so it was without hesitation that I wanted to entrust them again with my husbands funeral this month.
From day 1 Janet at the Bethnal Green Road branch remembered me and gave me the upmost respect and help to arrange the funeral.
She kept me fully informed throughout regarding all the arrangements and on the night before Amy who led the funeral contacted me to make sure everything was in order.
I also had the same vicar attending who also remembered me and my family which gave us a great deal of comfort.
The funeral once again was 100% to my expectations and I would recommend their services to anyone.
They have since contacted me several times to ensure my wellbeing which is also very comforting.
Thoughout this period from 2019 to now I have been through the worst time of my life but they have been a source of comfort throughout.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose W English & Son Funeral Directors to take care of both your Mother and your Husband. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
W English & Son were very professional but most importantly they made our family feel cared for and they did everything they could to ease how pain and grief. Their staff, especially Janet made my mum feel calm and at peace when we visited there. I cannot praise them enough. Thank you all so much.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank janet and staff at w.english & sons for handling the funeral of my late mother they showed compassion care and understanding especially under the current circumstances a d were polite and very accommodating and professional so on behalf of my family thank you dearly
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
We thank the staff for the collaboration and last but not least Janet who was at our disposal. Once again we thank you for your help.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. I am glad that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Funeral of Mrs Maureen Patricia Nayler 21st January 2020
Firstly We would like to Thank the staff of English's for conducting our Mothers Funeral, they are very professional at what they do and they conduct funerals with great emotion at a very sad time and they looked after us, all through the process of putting our Mother to rest.
Janet in reception is very good at her job and do it with the utmost sympathy and compassion she put us at ease fight from the start. She also kept us informed all through the process, so Thank you Janet. I certainly would not hesitate in telling people what a great firm English's is. THANKYOU from Robert and Keith (sons)of Mrs Nayler
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Good efficient and professional service. Caring staff.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and caring I would not hesitate to recommend them
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The service that you provided for my father was 110%. You gave him the dignity that people deserve, and I will alway cherish that .
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are able provide the right level of care to our families. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful staff kind and caring.. the staff at Bethnal Green made my mums funeral stress free, very compassionate towards my family..
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for your review.
Displaying reviews 1 - 2 out of the 20 most recent