Our Ilford Funeral Directors

49 High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 2AD

About our Ilford funeral home

Previously Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors and now part of the W. English family, our Barkingside funeral home continues to serve the community with the same team, professionalism and service that our families have become accustomed to. You can depend on us to arrange and conduct a beautiful service that will celebrate your loved one's life in a way that is personal and meaningful to family and friends. We cater for all kinds of funerals from our Funeral Directors in Barkingside; no matter what faith or culture, we will always be able to help. We have a particular specialism and extensive experience in Asian funerals, especially Sikh funerals, Hindu funerals, Muslim funerals and Tamil funerals. If you think an alternative style of funeral is most fitting, such as a green or woodland burial, then you can depend on us to arrange this. It is our privilege to serve our cherished community with expertise and uncompromising compassion.
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To arrange a funeral for your loved one, please call our funeral home on 02085517241 today.

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Meet our team

You can put your trust in our impeccable standards of funeral services, care and facilities. Our Funeral Directors in Barkingside is based in a charming building on South Street, which will help you to feel comfortable, and at ease when you visit us. We understand how important it is to get things right when it comes to saying farewell to those we love. You will get an unparalleled standard of care from our qualified and compassionate funeral directors. Please call us any time, 24 hours a day, to discuss your needs. We can also help with memorials, tributes and pre-paid funeral plans.

Our services

With four packages available, at Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors in Ilford we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.

How to find us


Speak to our team 24 hours a day on:

Our Address

49 High Street
Ilford, IG6 2AD

Opening Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Directions and Parking

We are situated on High Street. There is a bus stop outside our funeral home. There is paid car parking available on surrounding streets.

Reviews of Gilderson & Sons Funeral Directors, Ilford

  • The team who dealt with my wife's funeral were professional, helpful and understanding at all times. Francis and Blanche made sure that everything that I wanted was carried out. The cortege team were also very good as was the celebrant, Steve Cheal.

    • Response from W. English & Sons

      I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful at this difficult time. We are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your wife.

  • The service provided was exceptional. We were treated with the utmost care and respect and felt listened to at all times. I don't think we could have asked for more.

    • Response from W. English & Sons

      I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.

  • The lovely lady that looked after me and my family at this very difficult time was caring , patient and supportive and helped us in a very respectful and professional way at every step of the way . I like to thank her and the staff who also were very professional and respectful on the day of the funeral. I was extremely satisfied and would recommend them to anyone.

    • Response from W. English & Sons

      We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience and for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.

  • I could not have wished for better service, everything went so well. All our wishes where met, all the way through the staff where so helpful and kind. I was so pleased that I paid up front and Dignity chose Gilderson & sons as our funeral directors, no one could have done a better job. One of our friends said it was the best funeral that she had ever attended. All the family wish to send their thanks and best wishes to you all.

    • Response from W. English & Sons

      Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family.

  • All our arrangements were carefully coordinated by Blanche. Her fine attention to detail, kindness, and absolute professionalism made a difficult time much less daunting. All arrangements went like clockwork. On the day, our family were less stressed in the knowledge that everything was handled with complete dignity. Thank you to Blanche for all her outstanding help and assistance..

    • Response from W. English & Sons

      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.