J H Kenyon Funeral Directors, Kensington

Offering expertise, unwavering kindness and respect, our Kensington funeral directors are here to help you say a heartfelt goodbye to your loved one. We can arrange an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral from £1,995.
BASED ON 18 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Kensington funeral home

We are J H Kenyon Funeral Directors in Kensington, London, and we are based in a charming parade of shops on Kensington High Street. Our funeral home has been recently refurbished with a brand new, modern interior and beautifully decorated on the outside to welcome you and you family during your time of need. Upon visiting us, you can still find some of the historical features from our previous funeral home, such as the original wrought iron signage.

Ever since we began helping families as Carriage Masters in 1870, our name has continued to be a symbol of trust and respect in our London community. Our founder James Kenyon and his son Harold had a caring nature which they were well-known for, helping families give their loved ones the farewell they wished for, as well as doing all they could for charities and the homeless.

J H Kenyon is still built on this ethos today; no matter what kind of funeral you think is most fitting, we will always be able to help you. We want nothing more than to help make a difficult time a little easier for you. We can cater for all religious, spiritual and non-religious funerals, from a traditional service and a colourful woodland burial.

We also have funeral homes in Bayswater, Kilburn, Westminster, Hampstead and North Finchley.

We are available to talk to 24 hours a day, so please call us at any time on 020 3667 8664 and we will be here to help you every step of the way.

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
  • Chapel of rest for spending time with your loved one
  • 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.

Our funerals in Kensington

Whatever your personal or financial needs, J H Kenyon Funeral Directors in Kensington will arrange a fitting funeral for your loved one. Whether that's a traditional or contemporary attended funeral or an unattended cremation, our team will handle every detail. Find out more below or call us at any time.

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 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
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £983 estimated third party costs
    Plus £983 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 £983 estimated third party costs
    Plus £983 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

279 Kensington High Street
Kensington W8 6NA
GB

Directions and Parking

Any bus travelling along Kensington High Street will take you to our funeral home, and we are a ten minute walk from the tube station.

There is pay & display car parking in Edwardes Square close by, as well as on Kensington High Street.

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
SaturdayClosed
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 3667 8664

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 for J H Kenyon Funeral Directors in Kensington

We take the greatest of care when we look after families. Read what they say about their experience of our funeral directors in Kensington.
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Rating 5.0
based on 18 reviews
Rating 5.0
From the first moment I telephone Kenyon to inform them of the death of my dear wife they took care of everything. When they came to collet her they were very respectful and considerate. They were very helpful in making the arrangement's. On the day of the funeral they were very helpful and they gave us the time we needed. I thank them very much on how smoothly it went on the day.
Response from J H Kenyon 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
The office talked us through each step of the process, and helped us to plan a humanist funeral. They scoped out a new location for this with us, and it worked perfectly. On the day the funeral director could not have been helpful, discreetly supportive and efficient.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
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Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review.
Rating 5.0
We couldn’t have been more impressed by the team at JH Kenyon Funeral Directors (Kensington Branch.
Nabeela (Funeral Service Arranger) guided us through a very difficult period with kindness and compassion. She presented a calm reassurance that allowed us to approach the day confident that it would proceed flawlessly. Her knowledge and experience were evident in everything she said and everything she did.
The pallbearers were immaculate, and the flowers were stunning.
We can recommend them highly. 
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Nabeela at the High Street Kensington office was extremely helpful. She put me in touch with a celebrant for a Humanist funeral service who was wonderful. Service was really professional.
Response from J H Kenyon 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. 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
Excellent.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and kind staff. Special thanks to Nabeela and Fabio.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
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
I would highly recommend J H Kenyon Funeral Directors. My husband passed away in the early hours of 23rd September 2020. We made our first call to Nabeela, J H Kenyon's Funeral Service Arranger, when the office opened. My husband's funeral was arranged for one week later on 30 September 2020 much to our relief. From that first call until the day of the service Nabeela rang me every day to confirm that all was going to plan.

On the day of the funeral the limousine drivers were respectful and courteous. They helped to make a difficult journey pleasant. They overheard one of my relatives saying he needed to collect something from my home on route to the wake; they immediately suggested that they take a detour to enable my relative to collect what was needed. Their thoughtfulness was very much appreciated.

I am grateful to Nabeela and the drivers for the way they treated me and my extended family.
Response from J H Kenyon 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. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband.
Rating 5.0
Nabeela was excellent in every way. Communication was flawless and execution was perfect in what was a complicated funeral, repatriation and burial. I cannot emphasise enough how great she was in handling everything. The crew on the day of the funeral was also excellent.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
A nice efficient tactful and caring service - Sandra was excellent
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience.
Rating 5.0
A professional and caring company. Thank you to all concerned.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
ALL STAFF ARE EXCELLENT
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
The girls I dealt with were all so very helpful and caring. Thank you for making a difficult situation just a little easier to cope with.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
JH Kenyon is an excellent High Street Funeral Directors business. They understand the distress and they commit to deliver superb service from death to funeral and beyond. They even offered me a service in a price that is below the national average, and they have never been unreasonable with their demands. In fact, they have been supremely supportive in this hard time, where as the government has been extremely hard and harsh. You will be in good hands in whatever you need.
Response from J H Kenyon 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 sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
We have used the services of JH Kenyon on two occasions and I have only positive things to say about them. The staff, particularly Sandra and Nabeela, are kind and attentive and were able to put us all immediately at ease. Everything was carried out to perfection and with great attention to detail. To have such support and efficient service at such a painful and difficult time has been a huge comfort. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments posted on your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased to hear that the team looked after you and the family so well.
Rating 5.0
I approached J H Kenyon at Kensington High Street with what seemed to me to be a rather unusual and difficult request. I required two burials for the same person; one in the UK and one in Canada. However the funeral director immediately put me at ease, understanding my concerns and made suggestions for dealing with both scenarios. Without any hesitation everything was arranged and all the necessary procedures and documentation arranged for both the UK as well as Canada. At a time when circumstances were very stressful, it was a comfort to know that I was dealing with a reliable and professional company that was able to cope successfully with my circumstances. Thank you once again for your sympathetic assistance and support; it is very much appreciated.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from Nabeela, Sandra and Fabio at the Kensington branch from start to finish was exceptional. Their professionalism, humility and support was amazing and I could not thank them enough for this at a very difficult time. Would recommend the team without hesitation. Thank you.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with J H Kenyon. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
The death of a parent is always expected and dreaded but JH Kenyon made it 100 x easier than I ever expected with there one hundred percent effcient and kind support. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Response from J H Kenyon Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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