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Direct Cremation in South London

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Funeral costs have risen for the past seventeen years, and this trend is unlikely to change. Across the UK, London has the most expensive funeral costs, averaging £5,235 for a basic funeral.

 

As a result, many people are turning to direct cremation as a cheaper alternative to traditional, more ostentatious funerals. Harbour provides dignified, 100% carbon neutral direct cremations in South London that are both professional and affordable.

 

Why choose direct cremation with Harbour in South London?

 

Harbour guarantees to provide the lowest cost direct cremations in South London. At £895 for a direct cremation, this is substantially less than funeral costs throughout the UK. Moreover, we take care of everything on your behalf with no upfront costs or hidden fees.  

 

By separating the cremation process from an attended service, we reduce costs for our clients. This enables you to arrange your own private and bespoke service to celebrate the deceased person’s life in your own time. Many of our South London customers take the opportunity to incorporate the scattering of the ashes into a highly personalised ceremony that truly reflects the person they are remembering. 

 

Direct cremations with Harbour in South London – what’s included?

 

Included within the standard £895 fee for a direct cremation with Harbour, we will handle all the arrangements for you. We will collect the person who has died from any hospital or mortuary in South London and bring them to our London crematorium. They will be provided with a simple, British-made and environmentally-friendly coffin.

 

In fact, Harbour is 100% carbon neutral and uses sustainable materials wherever possible.

 

Furthermore, Harbour will also perform the cremation itself. This is always a private and completely individual event that usually occurs early in the morning. The next of kin will be informed of the date and time in advance in case you would like to mark this occasion remotely.

 

We do not have attendees at the cremation because we use a regional crematorium in London, not always the one most local to you, and we do not rent out the chapel. This reduces the cost for our customers. 

 

Also included in the £895 fee, the ashes can be scattered in the tranquil Garden of Remembrance at Harbour’s London crematorium. 

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Are there any additional services?

 

Besides everything included in the standard fee, there are a number of additional services that you can add. For £91 extra, Harbour will hand-deliver the ashes of the deceased to any address in England and Wales, sending them in an engraved and sustainably-sourced wooden urn. 

 

If your loved one’s death is not being investigated by the coroner then we must pay the doctor’s certification fee. This cost is fixed by the British Medical Association and goes directly to the doctor.

 

Likewise, Harbour can also bring your loved one from any private residence, care home or other non-hospital or mortuary to the crematorium. This will incur an additional £250 fee due to the costs involved in partnering with a local funeral director. 

 

How to arrange a direct cremation in South London with Harbour

 

The easiest way to begin arranging a direct cremation in South London with Harbour is to phone our experienced and understanding team on 0800 133 7961. Alternatively, you can start the process, ask questions or request information by emailing [email protected]

 

Our expert staff can respond to any queries you may have about the best course of action when someone passes away. We have also created the following guide for What to do when someone dies, and have produced focussed instructions for if someone dies at home, at a care home, in hospital and at a hospice.

 

Most importantly when someone dies, you must officially inform the government of the death by registering it. This should be completed within five days at the registry office closest to where the death took place.

 

To find out where the nearest registry office is located, you can use the Find a register office search tool. Or, we have listed the registrars in South London below. 

 

Please note that it is not necessary to register a death if the coroner has been called to investigate the cause. In such situations, the coroner will inform the government instead. You can provide the coroner working on the case with Harbour’s contact information and we will communicate with them on your behalf. 

 

There is a list of coroners in South London below that you may find helpful.

 

Around half of all people in the UK die in hospitals. Subsequently, hospital staff are familiar with the necessary paperwork to fill in and they will begin this for you. Nevertheless, they are unable to register the death for you and so you must complete this yourself. 

 

To provide people with assistance, most hospitals have a bereavement team. You can find a list of hospital bereavement services in South London below. 

 

List of registry offices in South London

Bexley Registrar 

Phone: 03000 415252

 

Bromley Registrar 

Phone: 0300 303 8667

Email: [email protected]

Address: Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

 

Croydon Registrar 

Phone: 020 8726 6300

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm excluding bank holidays

 

Greenwich Registrar 

Phone: 020 8921 5015

Email: [email protected]

Address: Births, Deaths and Marriages, Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6PW

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays

 

Kingston Registrar 

Phone: 0208 547 5000

 

Lambeth Registrar 

Phone: 020 7926 9420

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm excluding bank holidays. Closed after 1pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

 

Lewisham Registrar 

Phone: 020 8314 9268

 

Merton Registrar 

Phone: 020 8274 5777

Email: [email protected]

Address: Merton Register Office, Morden Park House, Morden Park, London Road, Morden, SM4 5QU

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm excluding bank holidays. Closed after 12:30pm on the third Thursday of the month.

 

Richmond Registrar 

Phone: 020 8891 7188

Address: Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays

 

Southwark Registrar 

Phone: 020 7525 7669

Address: 34 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8QA

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm excluding bank holidays

 

Sutton Registrar 

Phone: 020 8770 6790

Address: Sutton Register Office, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton, SM2 6PR

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm excluding bank holidays. Closed after 12:30pm on the third Wednesday of the month.

 

Wandsworth Registrar 

Phone: 020 8871 6120

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm excluding bank holidays. 

 

List of coroners in South London

London Inner South

Covers deaths that occur in the boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Greenwich.

Address: 1 Tennis Street, London, SE1 1YD

Phone: 020 7525 4200

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm excluding bank holidays

 

South London Coroner 

Covers deaths that occur in the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley, Croydon, and Sutton.

Address: South London Coroner’s Service, 2nd Floor, Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon, CR0 1QQ

Phone: 020 8313 1883

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm excluding bank holidays

 

Inner West London Coroner’s Court 

Covers deaths that occur in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, and Wandsworth.

Address: The Coroner’s Court, 65 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2ED

Phone: 0202 7802 4750

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am–1pm, 2–4pm

 

The West London Coroner

Covers deaths that occur in the London boroughs of Richmond and Kingston.

Phone: 020 8753 5135 or 020  8753 6448

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays

 

Bereavement Offices at Hospitals in South London

Guy’s Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 7188 3215

Death that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Southwark. 

 

King’s College Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 3299 3426 

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Lambeth.

 

St Thomas’ Hospital Bereavement Office

Phone: 020 7188 3182

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Lambeth. 

 

Croydon University Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8401 3104 or 020 8401 3143

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Croydon. 

 

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8836 4662

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am–1pm, 2–4pm excluding bank holidays.

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Greenwich. 

 

Queen Mary’s Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8304 5245

Address: Level 3, B Block, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PN

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Bexley. 

 

Princess Royal University Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 01689 863 584

Email: kch-tr.bereavemento[email protected]

Address: Level 1, North Wing, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, BR6 8ND

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm excluding bank holidays. 

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Bromley. 

 

St George’s Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8725 3410 or 020 8725 3411

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm excluding bank holidays. 

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Merton. 

 

University Hospital Lewisham Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8333 3431

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-12pm excluding bank holidays. 

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Lewisham. 

 

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 3315 8650

Email: [email protected]

Address: Ground Floor, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH (opposite Boots Pharmacy)

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm excluding bank holidays. 

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Westminster. 

 

Kingston Hospital Bereavement Office 

Phone: 020 8934 3355

Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered at the registrar for Kingston.

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