Gillman Funeral Service

Our dedicated teams at our Balham, Battersea, Carshalton, Mitcham, Norbury and Tooting funeral homes are committed to creating tailored funerals that reflect the unique life of your loved one.

We can be contacted 24 hours a day, by telephone, and are here to discuss your needs.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


Balham High Road, London, England, SW17 7BW, United Kingdom.

17 reviews on Google


971, Garratt Lane, London, England, SW17 0LW, United Kingdom.

49 reviews on Google


229, Saint John's Hill, London, England, SW11 1TH, United Kingdom.

18 reviews on Google


16, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, England, SM5 2DW, United Kingdom.

32 reviews on Google


205, London Road, Mitcham, England, CR4 2JD, United Kingdom.

18 reviews on Google


1461, London Road, London, England, SW16 4AQ, United Kingdom.

15 reviews on Google



Rating: 4.7 from 17 reviews View on Google Maps

Amapiano Brunch London

4 months ago

Recently used E A Gilman to arrange a close family friends funeral. With little experience of planning a funeral, the staff at E A Gilman and in particular Estrella from the Balham branch were ever so helpful and patient with our ever changing needs. This was a very stressful time for our family with many challenges and moving pieces but Estrella remained patient and accommodating throughout the ordeal. -Jeremiah

Silvester Alfonso

8 months ago

We used Gillmans Balham branch and they were accommodating and very good, they made us feel welcome from the very first moment. Estrella was incredible being new to the job she was compansiate, caring, supportive and went above and beyond which made a difference to us in this difficult time, she provided excellent customer service and was always there to help and answer any questions we had, and for guiding us through the funeral arrangements. Tony was very good he went through with us everything and made any wishes of ours possible especially on a difficult day We would highly recommend this branch

Beverly Wootton-Ward

8 months ago

We used the Balham branch as they were recommended to us, primarily because they were in good proximity to the Cremetorium we had chosen to use for our service. We would like to thank Estrella for her kindness, support and guidance in organising the funeral and ensuring that we understood what needed to be completed and provided us with guidance for the different stages of planning the funeral. Estrella was also instrumental in introducing us to our celebrant for the service - Robert. Robert showed compassion, understanding and was able to help us create a service that celebrated my brothers life. Finally to Kingsley for ensuring that my brother made it to his funeral and ensuring that everything ran smoothly. I am more than happy to recommend EA Godfrey and Gillman Funeral Service. Thank you.

Samantha Turner

a year ago

Gill was wonderful when she helped me to organise my husband's funeral. Everything was calm and she was really clear with all the options and made great and thoughtful recommendations. The Funeral Director was brilliant. He came to meet me the day before and talked through any needs. He also reminded / welcomed me to pack snacks for my young children as the funeral was around lunchtime. He was absolutely brilliant on the day, really helping them to be at ease. Hugely appreciated him and the team.

Daniel Smith

a year ago

I can't rate Gillman's enough down to their office staff especially Michelle from the Balham branch, who helped and made sure My Mums Funeral was exactly what she wanted and what my sister and I wanted. When it came to viewing my Mum all I can say she looked beautiful and the personal touches we asked for were perfect. The day of the funeral was handled in a very professional way thanks to Kingsley the funeral director and George Bennett the celebrant. Thank you so much Daniel and Christine


Rating: 4.7 from 49 reviews View on Google Maps

Lisa Ioviero

in the last week

Gillmans handled my Mumma's funeral with kindness and care. Bella gave us everything we wanted and everything that my mumma deserved. We could not have asked for more. Bella was understanding caring and most of all listened to what we wanted. The perfect service for the perfect send off. Thank you Gillmans and thank you Bella. Daisy the celebrant was amazing we couldn't have done and we couldn't have asked for anything more than we got. Thank you everyone. ❤️

Tiffany Lewis

3 months ago

I had to liaise with Gillman Funeral Service following the passing of my grandmother, who had arranged a Choice Funeral Plan with them some years prior. Initially, my point of contact was Estrella at the Balham branch (E A Godfrey & Gillman Funeral Service), and the experience began positively. However, issues arose when key information was not communicated promptly, leading to stress and wasted time. The biggest disappointment was no email or call from her after the funeral to see how the day went. My only correspondence from her after the funeral was in response to my email regarding a refund. On the day of the funeral: Fortunately, my confidence in Gillman's service was restored when I learned that Toyah would be overseeing the arrangements, which was reassuring, especially since Toyah and Kingsley had handled my grandmother's body professionally when she passed away. Toyah was amazing from start to finish. She made my family feel very comfortable, provided clear communication with us before the funeral, and went through the schedule and the plan for the day. Any questions I had, she could answer them, and she confirmed everything with me the day before, down to the colours of their tie, etc. So, on the day of the funeral, we felt relaxed. The whole day went according to plan and was pure perfection. Toyah led the team and coordinated with the church amazingly. The whole team from Gillman's on the day was so friendly. I'm uncertain about using Gillman Funeral Service in the future, but if Toyah were to be part of the process again, I would seriously consider their services.

Catriona Cormack

3 months ago

From start to finish we had a very bad experience using Gillmans. We first used Gillmans as a family in 1998 when my grandad died and then 2012 when my grandmother died, both experiences were positive but we have realised since the company was bought and just kept the Gillmans name. To begin with, my mum passed away and Gillmans came to collect my mums body, we then went to the Tooting Branch and organised her whole funeral, that night, the undertakers knocked on our door again asking to collect my mums body, which they had already collected 2 days earlier. This ended up being a system error which caused us a lot of distress and confusion as to where our mum actually was. Our mum was brought to Ireland for her burial, Gillmans gave us the dates for the funeral for both England and Ireland. They then panicked us advising we may not have the out of England certificate from the coroner on time, my brother then had to contact the coroners office to get this. They then told us the week before the funeral they couldn’t fly mum to Ireland in that timeframe even though they gave us those dates. They even suggested that we changed the funeral dates only a matter of days beforehand. They lied to us advising it was a customs issue, but having contacted several repatriation companies ourselves, we were advised this was not the case and there shouldn’t be any issue. This resulted in us having to pay a separate funeral director in Ireland to drive/sail to the UK to collect our mum. This funeral director in Ireland advised us Gillmans are the most incompetent and unprofessional funeral directors he has ever had to deal with in the UK, and he deals with many. We asked would the mass in the UK be live streamed, we were told we would have to pay for a separate company to do it, then to be told by the church this is a free service they offer, the funeral directors didn’t even attempt to contact the church with this enquiry for us. Gillmans had also advised us to let them know 24 hours before if we wanted to visit our mum, when my mums cousins did this they were told they didn’t have an available appointments for the following day. They tried to make my brother sign a piece of paper with the incorrect price of the funeral on it (including price of flights that my mum was no longer going on). They originally looked for payment by a certain date, which was no issue. They then changed that date to a sooner date before mums funeral as she was leaving the country, even though they had known that from the beginning. We had asked for a crucifix to be placed on mums coffin, this wasn’t done. underneath her coffin was also in a poor condition, those who carried mum into the church, had to wipe themselves down after from the amount of dust. Losing someone close to you is an extremely stressful time, dealing with Gillmans made this 100 times more stressful and I do not recommend their services, especially the Tooting branch.

josephine meager

5 months ago

A lovely group of people. They make you feel so welcome and at ease when your going through a terrible time. Toya was lovely, sympathetic and comforting, very friendly she made me feel so much better on the day and made sure I was ready for the worst time of my life. She was lovely to my daughter and comforted her too I felt as though I had known them for a long time.

Drew Shaw

3 months ago

We were very pleased with Gillmans they were caring and helpful The drivers were also lovely on the day and pleased with the flowers we ordered also the booklet for mum was Beautiful Thank You


Rating: 4.6 from 18 reviews View on Google Maps

Jenna Murdock

3 weeks ago

The service here is exceptional especially at the St John hill Branch .The funeral director in charge Mr Brendan Meade is a caring professional , Who handles the private affairs with consideration , care and dignity. My funeral arrangements for my late father were met to high standards and The team work to very high standards .Even going beyond to ensure the logistics and basics are covered and wishes were met and accommodated.

Lorraine B

11 months ago

The service here is first class. We moved here when another funeral provider had let us down badly. It couldn’t have been more different with the Battersea branch of Gillman Funeral Directors. Tasha supported us all the way through. She was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient which was just what we needed. Tasha helped give our Mum the perfect send off which has given us lots of comfort at a sad time. I highly recommend Gillman Funeral Services. They really do a great job and help you when you need it most.

BlackHistory Comprehension

10 months ago

Gillmans have really impressed our family. It was such a worrying and emotional time, but Gillmans were professional, thorough, informative and most of all compassionate! It just took the burden of us to be running around ensuring things were done. We felt in good hands, and the funeral for our dad was a beautiful send off. All of the staff were exceptional, but I want to say a special thank you to Natasha for organising everything at pace. Tony for supporting us on the day (along with the other undertakers). Kieron for supporting us to dress our dad with dignity

Sally Conner

a year ago

I had to arrange the collection of my husband at short notice having never spoken to Gillman before. I found Tasha and Hilary really helpful, efficient and accommodating from the minute I called to make a short notice appointment for the next day all the way through to the after sales queries like collecting ashes and jewellery post funeral. It made an extremely emotional and stressful time so very much easier.

Adam F

5 years ago

We had a fantastic experience with Gillman's. They helped us through the whole process from start to finish and this was especially helpful as we live overseas and had no relatives in the UK. They even arranged an appointment over a bank holiday weekend prior to the funeral which was above and beyond. Thank you so much.


Rating: 4.9 from 32 reviews View on Google Maps

Yesmin O'brien

4 months ago

Leanne from Carshalton branch was excellent. Compassionate, empathetic, efficient, professional with great suggestions made this a much easier task than it would have otherwise been. The whole team that looked after our family from start to finish on the day of the funeral was seamless with utmost respect. Faultless! Thank you.

David Griffiths

5 months ago

We received excellent service from Leanne in the office, and Eddie and his team on the day, at my cousin's recent funeral. As well as their own work, they found a humanist celebrant, Anita, who was perfect for the ceremony my cousin had requested. We're not local but would certainly recommend Gillman to other families in the area.

R Hillyard

2 months ago

Gilman's was recommended to us by a friend. From the beginning Leanne was excellent. During the organisation of my father's funeral she was kind and compassionate and kept my family abreast of everything as arrangements progressed. On the day of my father's funeral the coordination was seamless. Eddie and his team were incredibly respectful and showed true kindness and compassion. Gilman's provided a very professional service and their organisation and support made a difficult day a little easier. I would highly recommend them.

lorraine walker

9 months ago

I want to thank Leanne, at Gillman, Carshalton Branch. for helping to arrange the funeral service for my dad. the service we received as a family, was second to none, she met with me and other family member who contacted her during the arrangements, and at all times she was compassionate, and caring she would listen to all our needs. days before the service, she made additional checks to see that we were happy with the final arrangements, the day before the service we received a call from the director letting me know that he could be contacted in any event leading up to the service. This Team, helped to make my dads celebration of life a proud and perfect event. thank you all so much . I would always recommend, them , they just know how to support people in a time when we are not able to think and be our normal self.

Tim Lay

9 months ago

My family have been using Gillman Funeral Service in Carshalton for many years, most recently for my fathers funeral. From the first contact I knew we were in good hands. Leanne took over all the organisation and was with us every step in the lead up to the funeral and also after. Every one of my questions were answered within minutes. Leanne was friendly and very professional. On the day of the funeral, everything was exactly as we discussed. I can highly recommend Gillman Funeral Services. Thank you Leanne and the rest of the team for all your help.


Rating: 4.7 from 18 reviews View on Google Maps

Rebecca Norris

4 months ago

Gillmans is a wonderful funeral directors. Emily and Bella treated us with kindness whilst organising mum's funeral. Brilliant service. Thanks


10 months ago

We have had our mother's funeral arrangements made by Gillmans recently. The service we received was always professional, empathetic, kind & caring. They made a very difficult time more easy to process & negotiate. They worked with the florist Doris so all of the floral arrangement was taken care of behind the scenes.

Miss “MillyM”

7 months ago

During a very difficult time in which my partner of 30 years died, I felt supported and valued by Gillmans, and especially Emily who guided me through decisions in making what was a sad day but equally a celebration of my partners life. Nothing was too much trouble, sharing my memories was made especially easy because of the empathy shown. Thank you for your support. I would recommend Gillmans of Mitcham.

ann thomas

2 years ago

My partner Paul passed away in November and his preferred choice of funeral parlour was Gillman in Mitcham. I was at my lowest ebb and really didn't know what to expect or what to do. Steph was amazing! She was very compassionate, thoughtful and very understanding. She went through everything with me step by step. She even suggested things I hadn't thought of. Myself and the family was very blessed to see Paul laid to rest before the funeral. A member of Gillman came to my house 2 days before the funeral to reassure me and go through the day. The whole day went to plan,I didn't have to think. Myself and the family would like to thank everyone at Gillman Mitcham for making or pain a little less. I would highly recommend Gillman and will be buying my own funeral plan there. Thank you

lorraine H

10 months ago

In an industry where compassion, professionalism, and meticulous attention to detail are paramount, Sherren's service stood head and shoulders above the rest. On the day we laid my father to rest, we faced an unexpected administrative complication with the cemetery. However, she handled the situation with such grace, tact, and efficiency that it was resolved without causing us any undue distress. She went above and beyond to ensure that the ceremony was seamless despite the unforeseen hiccup. Sherren's dedication to her role and commitment to provide the highest standard of service was evident. Her efforts ensured that our focus remained on commemorating our father's life, rather than being consumed by logistical difficulties. I commend Sherren for her exceptional professionalism and have the highest praise for Gillmans Funeral Service. They certainly deserve my unequivocal recommendation.


Rating: 4.5 from 15 reviews View on Google Maps

Kalex Noonoo

a month ago

Gillman Norbury managed my sister’s funeral arrangements in September 2023. They took care of everything, including dealing with the crematorium where the service took place. I cannot recommend Gillman enough. They were faultless throughout. Beryl, who runs, the Norbury branch was amazing from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble – in fact, she went above and beyond at all times. Despite complications, she made sure she secured our preferred date for the funeral service at the crematorium. She was more than flexible when it came to friends and family visiting the chapel at rest at the Gillman office. And, most importantly, she took care of my family and my late sister, as she promised to from the start. It was a blessing that we found Beryl. The team that managed the day of the funeral could not have acted with more respect, sensitivity and class. I’m very grateful to them, Beryl and Gillman for everything they did to make the worst of times a positive experience for my family and for providing a fitting send-off for my sister.

Surjeeven Bist

2 weeks ago

Gillman funeral Service did a very good service, I want to thank Beryl so much for arranging my mum's funeral, she was so kind and supportive at a time when I needed it. Thanks again Beryl

Dirk De Weever

5 months ago

In February 2023 Beryl managed all of the details required to lay my Father to rest, she was amazing, attentive, informative and caring. She was a massive help and made the whole family feel at ease at this difficult time. Unfortunately we were back in December as my Mother passed away. Beryl again stepped up and managed everything that was needed to ensure we could lay our beautiful Mother to rest. Beryl is organised, detailed, patient and wonderfully caring. I also wanted to point out the wonder Eddie and his team of drivers that attended to both Mum and Dad. They were Professional, very patient and treated my parents with care and respect. I can't express my thanks enough. On behalf of the entire De Weever family. Heartfelt thanks 💕

lorraine H

10 months ago

Beryl and her team provided exemplary service characterized by their extensive knowledge, patience, and empathy. Beryl's personalized attention left an unforgettable mark, as she appeared to care for our father as though he was part of her own family. She devoted time to comprehend our family dynamics and our father's unique personality, ensuring she could assist with various matters in a comforting and reassuring way during our challenging period. The team's commitment to going above and beyond and maintaining communication, was a consistent aspect of their exceptional service. I recommend highly.

Rae Lou

a year ago

From the 1st day of helping to arrange my grandmothers funeral, Beryl Roberts was phenomenal. She was professional, caring and so supportive. Her recommendations and the information she provided was a key part in why the day went well. In the lead up to the main day, Beryl could see when some days were more tender than others which showed in how she would tailor her delivery. There is not enough words to say or explain how she helped me through this time, I will be forevermore grateful, for her kindness, reassurance, understanding and help. Beryl honestly made this difficult time easier to manage. Thank you!