Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors, Walthamstow

Our Walthamstow funeral directors are here to help you at this difficult time. We offer a choice of funerals with prices from £995, and will make all the arrangements on your behalf.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Walthamstow funeral home

We are Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors in Walthamstow. Looking after the arrangements for your loved one's farewell is not something we take lightly; we believe it is our duty and privilege to guide you with expertise and uncompromising compassion.

We began supporting the London community we love in 1896, giving us a rich heritage and long history of helping people. We will help make a difficult time a little easier for you, treating you as if you were a member of our own family.

Our funeral home has plenty of space for friends and family to feel comfortable upon visiting us, and we can hold large funerals of up to 80 people in our beautiful St James' Chapel if you feel this is a fitting location for the service.

We will give you as many options as possible so the funeral service is tailored around your needs and wishes. Life with those we love is deeply personal, and we will make sure your loved one's farewell reflects this.

Please give us a call at any hour, we are always here to help you.

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 Walthamstow

We offer a choice of four funeral services at Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors in Walthamstow, 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 Walthamstow 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 Walthamstow 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 £1,207 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,207 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 £1,207 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,207 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

70/72 St James Street
Walthamstow E17 7PE
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us near St. James Street Station.

Please give us a call for advice on parking.

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 8520 6100

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 Alfred English & Sons 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 Walthamstow
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise Dawn enough she was very kind, helpful and made what was a very difficult time easier. Due to the sad situation I kept forgetting what was said but Dawn said to call anytime. This lady is excellent at her job.
The lady in the top hat(Denise) was also very kind and helpful.
We used this Funeral Parlour many years ago for my Dad and aunt and everything has always gone very smoothly. Thank you to all the staff involved.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I'm glad that the team have helped make a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service in a very difficult time. All staff were caring and attentive. Thank you to all
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
I am extremely happy with the service my family and I received during the difficult time of arranging for my dear husband funeral. The two ladies - Dawn and Helen were very sympathetic, easy to talk to, understanding, supportive, and always willing to give advice where and when required.

I will have no hesitation in recommending your service to friends and family - Aigbehinmua.
Response from Alfred English & Sons 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
Having never arranged a funeral before I was somewhat apprehensive but I needn’t have worried as the whole process was explained clearly and step-by-step by polite and courteous staff. A great service. Thank you.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 4.0
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Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review.
Rating 5.0
The whole team are just amazing from beginning to end and beyond, the respect, care, compassion shown to my lovely Mum and me was beyond excellent.
Nothing is too much trouble, everything done for you, always there even if you just need to chat.
There are no words that do justice to how I feel about this amazing group of people.
Trust your loved one's care to Alfred English, they care, really care.
Thank you all so very very much.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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
The service we received from start to finish was excellent. Dawn is an assert to your company. She was friendly, helpful and professional throughout.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Lovely friendly staff.. Very compassionate on the phone and was a great help ... Thankyou
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
As a family we have used Alfred English for 60+ years.
My recent experience was made easy as the funeral planner guided me through the procedure.
On the day of the funeral everything went as planned due to the professionalism of the staff.
Many thanks to all involved.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. The continuity of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in this time of need.
Rating 5.0
I cannot fault the service we received. There is no area where I could suggest an improvement.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Really grateful to Alfred English for their professional, helpful and friendly service. We felt very supported during an emotional time. Would highly recommend them for all funeral requirements.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From our very first contact with Alfred English, the service was excellent. They provided clear and sympathetic advice, covering a range of options then, once we had decided on a plan, they arranged everything. The funeral service itself, was handled in a similar professional fashion.

All our encounters with all of the staff were of the same high standard. We are really grateful for the help and service provided and could not recommend them more highly.
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Very smooth and effient on the day thank you
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I had all the information for the death of my husband and to organise the best funeral for him, the planning was first class and my husband was treated with dignity and respect. As for myself being so upset was happy to receive the best, especially not knowing anything, being left with the responsibility and also having a family commitment at home as well.

We had our flowers ordered and wake from the pack given all which was used. All I can say in my grief at this moment that I am grateful I chose Alfred English and Sons to be my funeral director for my beloved husband
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the arrangements for your Husband were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very grateful for the seamless service provided for my fathers funeral. At such an emotional time it was a pleasure to have the staff at Alfred English & Sons guide me through a very emotional time. I will always be grateful
Response from Alfred English & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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