Our family has served the local communities of South East London and Kent for over 135 years. During that time we have consistently provided a caring and professional service individually tailored to every family's wishes and needs. We are always dedicated to deliver our best when it comes to funeral services which has gained us a great reputation as funeral directors.
Our branches and services are traditional and firmly based on our family values; ensuring you receive all the support you require. All our branches in London and Kent - Eltham, Sidcup, Biggin Hill, Southwark, Orpington, Bexleyheath - have their own chapels of rest, whilst our immaculate luxurious Jaguar fleet provide your loved one and family and friends, with the dignity that the day demands.
A member of our family or team is always available to speak with; via telephone, at our offices, or in the privacy of your own home. We sincerely hope that you find the information you require on our website. However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our services are detailed below, and, as you only have one opportunity to arrange a loved one's funeral, please trust our family to look after your family at this time in need.
The Uden Family
Over many years as funeral directors we have tried probably anything and everything to make our fleet stand out from the crowd. Nothing makes me prouder than a simple comment of “Wow, look how clean your cars are!” or “That's the shiniest car I’ve ever seen!”; mainly because we spend an awful lot of time and money in making them look in showroom condition and there has been so much effort that has gone into making them look the way that they do.Read more
As I became accustomed to all the different roles within the funeral trade I started to make suggestions to Matthew as to how we could improve our performance and by doing so, hopefully, increase our trade. We would bounce ideas off each other and used to joke that if we had a hit rate of only 1:10 the company would soon be transformed out of all recognition. However, it was also necessary to remember that Udens had been in existence for over 130 years and therefore must have been doing somethiRead more
Arranging a funeral in London is one of the most stressful tasks ever; not just for the family but also for the funeral director who is invariably walking on eggshells; trying to extract the necessary information without further upsetting the bereaved family. It is incredible the unsolicited information some people are happy to disclose, whilst others have to be coaxed and encouraged to divulge even the basic details. As part of the arrangement procedure I would always ask about the religionRead more
As funeral directors, we often get asked about the correct etiquette at funerals in the United Kingdom, the order in which the service should take and so on. Our answer is always the same, lets make this service what the family and of course the deceased would have wanted. Of course a framework and a plan is necessary but there are many different types and formats during funerals these days that bespoke funerals seem to be the most fitting way to say goodbye. There are many traditions but itRead more