Alternative Funeral Venues in London
You can hold the funeral wherever you like
You don't have to hold a funeral in a church or a crematorium. Below we've listed just a few alternatives to more traditional options in and around the London area. The venues are willing to host funerals and/or wakes and will be flexible in catering to your needs.
If you're interested in arranging a funeral that's out of the ordinary, get in touch. We're full of ideas.
An impressive Georgian style mansion in the Buckinghamshire countryside with incredible views over the River Thames. A peaceful and serene location to say goodbye that's well set up to host both funerals and wakes. Just a short drive from London.
A Sacred Resting Place.
A modern interpretation of ancient structures called barrows built to honour and celebrate life. Set in the Cambridgeshire countryside the hand-crafted barrow affords an intimate secular space for services, contemplation, and when the time is right celebration. Available with no time restrictions, and just 55 miles from London.
Lauderdale House is a Grade II* Heritage House dating from 1582 with superb views overlooking the magnificent Waterlow Park in Highgate, North London.
The venue is a short walk from Highgate Cemetery with Golders Green, Hendon and East Finchley Crematoriums also a short distance away.
Derelict beauty by candelight
Also known as Asylum, this crumbling 19th century chapel in South London is full of character. Walk through a square of almshouses lined with Victorian gas lamps to arrive at the chapel, which was bombed during the Blitz.
A place of serenity and contemplation.
This historic Grade II* listed secular chapel, originally part of the former Middlesex Hospital, was, for nearly a century, a place of quiet contemplation for staff, patients and visitors alike. It was restored in 2015 after years in darkness. The Fitzrovia Chapel is an exquisite place to celebrate a life, hold an intimate family event, and come together in peaceful reflection away from the hectic outside world. As a secular chapel, doors are open to all to experience the beauty and serenity the unique building offers.
A return to nature
Return to nature, as nature intended. Take your pick from meadows, green pastures and woodland. Most natural burial grounds are flexible and will do what they can to cater to your requirements.
A purposely built, acoustically designed concert space that's housed in a sustainable, award winning building in the heart of Camden.
Impressive Grade 1 pumping station
This remarkable museum still houses the working remains of Britain's industrial heyday including the 90 inch steam powered Cornish Engine. The Victorian engines can even be in steam if requested.
Urban wildlife and idyllic views
An urban oasis for wildlife and people, just ten minutes from Hammersmith. 42 hectares of scenic lakes, pools and meadows are complemented by first rate facilities and ample free parking.
Home sweet home
We can arrange a yurt, have a bonfire, prepare a BBQ or do exactly what you want to do. There'll be no time restrictions and you'll be in a space that's special to you.
Light, bright contemporary space
An original Art Deco 1000 square foot open plan studio, uniquely located between Angel, King's Cross, Clerkenwell and Old Street.
Stylish and artistic
Housed in a fine Georgian building, the William Morris Gallery is the only gallery in England dedicated to the leader of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Roost is a four floor Victorian pub with a wealth of beautiful original features, an eclectic mix of wall finishes, statement wallpapers and bold art work.
Affordable community space in wooded garden
Mycenae House is an historic building within the grounds of beautiful public gardens in the Blackheath Westcombe Ward in South East London.