When someone dies, the executor or nearest relative is usually responsible for making funeral arrangements. Many people choose a funeral director to take care of the arrangements for them.

Choosing a funeral director

Make sure you choose a funeral director you're happy with. Some people get recommendations from a friend, other people search online. You can search for a funeral director on the following websites:

Arranging a funeral yourself

If you are arranging a funeral yourself, please contact us.

Paying for a funeral

Most funerals are paid for in advance by a pre-paid funeral plan or insurance policy. Read the GOV.UK guidance on arranging a funeral for more information.

If you're on a low income and need help paying for a funeral, you could be entitled to a funeral payment.


Read our information on cemeteries in Waltham Forest or contact us for advice and guidance.

We do not own or manage the Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust Cemetery. This is a private owned cemetery.



We don’t own a crematorium but these are the 3 closest to the borough:

City of London Cemetery and Crematorium 
Aldersbrook Road 
London E12 5DQ 
Tel: 020 8530 2151 
Email: cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Enfield Cemetery and Crematorium 
Great Cambridge Road 
London EN1 4DS 
Tel: 020 8363 8324

Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium 
Forest Road 
Essex IG6 3HP 
Tel: 020 8501 2236 
Email: info@forestparkcrematorium.co.uk