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 17 reviews
Rating 5.0

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
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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.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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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 and Additional Options 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.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Bethnal Green 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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    The Chapel Service

    The Chapel Service

    A one-hour service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,350
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    Plus £198 estimated third party costs
    We will provide an hour-long service at one of our Bethnal Green 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.
    The Chapel Service
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  • The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can 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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    The Crematorium Service

    The Crematorium Service

    A service for up to 20 mourners at a local crematorium, followed by an unattended cremation.
    Our costs from
    £1,550
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and the cost of cremation
    Our Crematorium Service offers a service that will take place at 9am at one of our selected local crematoria. Here, up to 20 people can 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.
    The Crematorium Service
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  • 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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,173 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,173 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,173 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,173 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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
5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 17 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
Extremely pleased with the Professional way that the funeral was conducted carried out. Big thankyou to the pull bearers who were a rock to my family and showed so much dignity and respect. Thankyou all so much x
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose W English & Son to take care of your loved one and that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Janet Savage is an absolute legend. What a wonderful lady and a credit to the company. She made the whole process so easy for my family at such a difficult time. I cannot thank her and the rest of the staff enough for what they did for my Nan. Professional, caring, dedicated, understanding, these guys have it all. Couldn't have asked for a better send off for my Nan. Janet literally organised everything so perfectly, we will be eternally grateful for all her work and if anyone is looking for a perfect funeral director than look no further. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Friendly, understanding and empathatic
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Being such a difficult time, and my head all over the place, Janet at English made me feel very relaxed, helped me make decisions for my mum, without taking away the choices I had, I was dreading having to organise a funeral as never had to do it before, but I was so pleased, there was no stress, just calm, my mums day was amazing, she would have been very proud, and thankyou to Derrick who done my mums service, I felt as thou a friend was talking about my mum, well done English & sons
Response from W English & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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