Traditional funerals

We offer a simple and affordable package that covers all the essentials to have a traditional funeral at any cemetery or crematorium within Greater London.  You'll have use of our beautiful Daimler hearse and four bearers who will be dressed in traditional funeral clothing.

You can then add optional extras to make the funeral your own. We don't try to sell you anything you don't want or need; all we care about is helping you to put together a funeral which will genuinely help you to deal with the fact someone has died, in whatever way works for you.

A Poetic Endings funeral is made up of four parts:
1. The Essentials
2. The Disbursements (third party costs)
3. The Coffin
4. Optional Extras


The cost of a traditional funeral at any crematorium or cemetery within Greater London:
£1800 + disbursements + coffin

1. The Essentials

This includes:

  • An initial meeting with you to discuss all aspects of the funeral. We can either meet in the comfort of your home at your convenience, or at our office in Ealing, where we'll give you the time you need to talk everything through.
  • Completion of all the necessary paperwork.
  • Collection of the person who has died at any time of the day or night from anywhere within the M25.  There's no charge for our out-of-hours service.
  • Care of the person who has died in our new mortuary space in Ealing.  This includes washing and dressing - we can either for this for you, or you can be involved.  Whatever works for you.
  • The option to spend time as much time as you need with the person who has died in our family room.
  • Ongoing advice on all aspects of the funeral and the ceremony from our experienced team.
  • Use of our Daimler hearse for the funeral.
  • Four bearers in traditional funeral dress. We can also support and guide you in carrying the coffin yourself, if you wish to do so.
  • A personalised online announcement page so you can easily share details of the funeral with family and friends.  See an example here


2. Disbursements

Disbursements are unavoidable third party costs which we pay out on your behalf.

Cremation Fee

The cost of cremation varies widely throughout Greater London.  Expect to pay between £300 and £900 depending on the crematorium you choose.
£ varies

Doctors Fees

By law, two doctors must confirm the cause of death before a cremation can go ahead.  If the coroner is involved, this is not necessary.

Burial Fee

The cost of burial varies widely throughout Greater London depending on the cemetery or natural burial ground you choose.
£ varies

3. The Coffin

We have handpicked the best in beautifully designed, well-crafted and ethically sourced and produced coffins. Please see our coffins page for options.

4. The Extras - Make the funeral your own

The Ceremony

Funeral Stationery

Alternative Hearses & Funeral Cars

Use of our traditional Daimler hearse is included in the cost of the funeral.  But if you'd like something extraordinary, we can arrange it for you.

Additional Services

Prices apply from January 1st 2018

We are here to help.  Please get in touch at any time to talk through the options.  We're help you to work out the right funeral for you, even if you don't know what that is right now.