Our Family

Founded by Walter Uden in the middle of the 19th century and incorporated as a Limited Company in 1881 our first branches were in Ilderton Road, Peckham and Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey.  Over time Walter and his sons expanded to other areas in South East London opening branches in New Cross, another branch in Peckham, Dulwich and Forest Hill.  We have always “lived above the shop” and as we have been born and brought up in South East London we are delighted to continue to serve our local communities as we have for nearly 170 years.

Towards the end of the last century and due to popular demand we opened further branches in the suburbs including Sidcup, Biggin Hill and Petts Wood. Our latest offices in Eltham and Bexleyheath were opened in the new millennium.  Here we are pleased to offer our exemplary service to the wider community.

The success of the W. Uden & Sons Family Funeral Directors is a result of the values of our founder Walter Uden. He believed every life was individual and unique. He developed a remarkable skill that captured a person’s spirit and reflected their character. This is still achieved by developing a close relationship with the family; one of the main values that all the team at W. Uden and Sons aspire to. All our ceremonies are therefore tailored to suit your individual requirements.  Our experienced staff are able to offer advice on a wide range of subjects and we are happy to visit you in the privacy of your own home to discuss your specific wishes.  Our aim is to support you and your family throughout this difficult time and to provide a lasting legacy for your loved ones.

Since our foundation 5 generations of the Uden family have been privileged to help bereaved families deal with grief by offering the support that has evolved over the last 170 years.  

We are available 24 hours a day to assist you at your time of need and this includes providing a compassionate ear and supplying practical advice even if you do not use our services.