With cremations being the most popular funeral choice in the UK, Lambeth Crematorium filled with beautiful trees, gardens and an abundance of wildlife, offers a fitting location to say goodbye to a loved one.
How to get here
Buses: 155, 264, 280 and 493
Tube: Tooting Broadway
Train: Haydons Road
November to March
Weekdays: 8am to 4pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am to 4pm
Christmas Day: 10am to 2.30pm
April to October
Weekdays: 8am to 6pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am to 6pm
Lambeth Crematorium opened in 1958 within the grounds of the adjacent Lambeth Cemetery.
The Garden of Remembrance is set in 10 acres of peaceful well-kept lawns surrounding the crematorium chapel. The peaceful semi-formal gardens are planted with roses, lavender, and heather, amid well-kept lawns and shaded by mature trees.
We accommodate all faiths and non-religious services at the chapel.
We are happy to provide support for most religious customs if they are requested with sufficient notice.
A celebrant or minister of faith should be arranged through your place of worship or through a funeral director.
Chapel services are 30 minutes long within a 45 minute time slot. Extra time can be arranged when you make your booking.
You can choose to hold the main ceremony at a separate place of worship, followed by a short committal service at our chapel.
After the service, you’ll be guided outside to see your floral tributes which will be left on view for a week, unless you have made arrangements to donate them elsewhere.
You may wish to take the cremated remains away, and we provide a suitable basic container for this purpose.
Alternatively, our attendant can scatter the cremated remains on the lawns designated for this purpose. You may be present if you wish appointment when the scattering takes place.
Should you have a private grave, you may like to scatter them or bury them within the grave, with the current grave owner’s permission.
Garden of Remembrance
The main chapel building is surrounded by 10 acres of garden that radiate with colour and harmony all year round. The gardens have well-kept lawns, and visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the mature shrubs and borders.
The Garden of Remembrance is a special area set aside for cremated remains. You can arrange with our staff to scatter your loved one's remains in the garden.
You can also arrange for the purchase and planting of memorial rose bushes and you're welcome to place floral tributes on the paved platforms on either side of the Book of Remembrance room.
The crematorium chapel can accommodate around 70 persons seated with room for more standing. Furnished in a modern round style, this creates a more intimate family atmosphere. The building is full of natural light and there is a comfortable waiting area.
Full length curtains can be drawn at the end of each service to remove the coffin from view. Alternatively, the coffin may remain on view until all mourners have left the chapel.
We are happy to offer Obitus online music system to assist your choices in funeral music. We can also offer CD and MP3 facilities to play personal pieces.
We have a variety of streaming services to share the live funeral recording for those who cannot attend. Keepsakes including recordings and DVD/USB sticks are also available.
Memorials available here
Available at all locations, an entry can be made in the book for anyone that has passed away.
We have a range of memorial plaques you can choose from to remember your loved ones.
Choose from our range of memorials to commemorate your loved one.