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

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

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
  • 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.

14 reviews on Google


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

45 reviews on Google


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

17 reviews on Google


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

26 reviews on Google


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

17 reviews on Google


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

11 reviews on Google



Rating: 4.6 from 14 reviews View on Google Maps

Silvester Alfonso

4 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

5 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.

Amapiano Brunch London

a month 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


10 months ago

My family used the Balham branch. I cannot think of any way in which they could have been more accommodating and understanding of our needs in an extremely difficult time for us. Bella was incredible; she approaches her role with a genuine care and compassion.

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.


Rating: 4.7 from 45 reviews View on Google Maps

Tiffany Lewis

in the last week

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.

josephine meager

2 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.

Pauline Hudson

a year ago

Professional, Kind & Patient was what we received dealing with Gillman in Garret Lane. Especially Bella helped and guided me at a very difficult time when our young sister died. This is the 3rd time our family have dealt with Gillman and the customer service is always of the highest quality. I have no hesitation encouraging friends to use Gillman. We wish all the staff the very best.

Pauline Currie

2 years ago

Following the recent passing of my father, Gillman Funeral Service provided a wonderful service in a difficult sensitive time of need. I was made to feel comfortable and at ease on all of my trips to the office. Lindsay was very respectful in all aspects of her arrangements. She is friendly, polite and easy to converse with. Everything which was requested was met brilliantly and I can not fault them. I have to give a shout out to Steph and Jeff. Jeff my dad looked fantastic. On the day of the funeral It was a lovely respectful farewell the team had done they task superbly. The sun came shining down. I would highly recommend Gillman Funeral Service, they will not fail your expectations.

Linda Irving

a year ago

Gillman's were absolutely brilliant in organising my late Mum's funeral. They helped me find a solution to an issue I had in a professional, sympathetic manner and the funeral went without a hitch. From the wonderful Bella and her colleagues in the office, to Tony and his team who looked after me and my guests on the actual day, it was an experience in outstanding service at a time of great sadness. My Mum (bless her) told me I had to use Gillman's, as she knew she would be in safe hands, and they dealt with my late Grandparents' and Uncle's funerals, so she didn't want anyone else to do hers. And now I know why. I would highly recommend Gillman's to anyone arranging a funeral. They are simply the best. No contest. Bless them all.


Rating: 4.6 from 17 reviews View on Google Maps

Lorraine B

7 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

7 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.

Gerard Kelleher

7 months ago

worked for these clowns a while back, they are no longer owned by Roger Gilman, they cant keep there staff, was a big undercover doc years ago showing the deceased being disrespected , one staff member was racist avoid as tis company has no respect for there staff, when I worked there I had to drum up business by calling nursing homes , sell pre paid funeral plans, yes some one bakes cakes for a church?!! its all about selling for this company, most of the reviews are fake, some are staff members.................avoid..............


Rating: 5 from 26 reviews View on Google Maps

Yesmin O'brien

a month 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

a month 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.

lorraine walker

5 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.

Lee Davies

2 months ago

I would like to thank Leanne and the team for their outstanding, excellent and professional service throughout my late Mums funeral. I can not recommend enough. Very caring, supportive and went above and beyond all expectations, at such a difficult time for our family

Tim Lay

5 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 17 reviews View on Google Maps

Miss “MillyM”

3 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.

Rebecca Norris

a month ago

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


7 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.

Colin Almeida

5 months ago

Worked with Emily from the Mitcham branch, who was kind caring and thoughtful. The funeral was arranged well and we were kept informed of the progress at all times.

lorraine H

7 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: 4.4 from 11 reviews View on Google Maps

Dirk De Weever

a month 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

7 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!

Tony boss

a year ago

It's NOT the Gillman it was a few years ago. After being taken over their service has hit the floor. A total lack of compassion in a such delicate matter and lack of care really shows from the first step inside the premises. They offer the same level of service as Icelands, expect here service counts for way more. Avoid at all costs and go straight to a family owned business, you're welcome.

Cecilyn Williams

6 years ago

We were referred to Gillman funeral services by Pride Planning Funeral Services. From the initial contact Gill, Beryl, Tony and all the staff, demonstrated warmth, care and empathy towards the family. Thus supporting us and paying attention to the finest of details to ensure that our mum received a dignified and honourable send off. Also, Gill and Beryl went the extra mile to make certain that the needs and requests of the family were met, in particular how our mother was made comfortable and rested peacefully in the chapel of rest. The high standard and presentation of our beloved mother's funeral also grabbed the attention of not only the attendees and mum's church, but also passerbys who made signs of respect, stood still at road sides, including those who attempted to video or take pictures as the procession passed by. Thank you Gillman's Funeral Services for providing such an excellent and professional service, which eased the pressure off our whole family and enabled the mum's funeral to take place smoothly, making the loss of our beloved mother a peaceful and memorable occasion. Thank you All.