Best 5 Funeral Directors in Leicester

Discover funeral directors located in Leicester. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Westover Road

Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Westover Road


2 Westover Rd, Leicestershire, LE3 3DT

Open 24/7
Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Lutterworth Road

Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Lutterworth Road


8 Lutterworth Rd, Leicestershire, LE2 8PE

Open 24/7
Paul Asher Family Funeral Directors

Paul Asher Family Funeral Directors


99 Aylestone Rd, Leicestershire, LE2 7LN

Open 24/7
Buckminster Funerals Ltd

Buckminster Funerals Ltd


15 Buckminster Rd, Leicestershire, LE3 9AT

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Leicester operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


You can use public transportation to reach Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Westover Road, Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Lutterworth Road, Paul Asher Family Funeral Directors, Buckminster Funerals Ltd. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Leicester Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

About City

Leicester is known for its rich history, with landmarks like the medieval Leicester Cathedral and the King Richard III Visitor Centre. The city is also recognized for its diverse cultural heritage, showcased through the vibrant Golden Mile and the annual Diwali celebrations. The death rate in Leicester is 2,973 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 470,965 people.

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How many funeral directors in Leicester?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 36 Funeral Directors in Leicester On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Leicester?

The typical cost of funerals in Leicester typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 18% and cremation accounting for 82% of the amount of funerals taking place in Leicester. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Sonal Dave' found on, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

Even though funeral jewellery, like a cremation necklace, is not typically considered a direct expense of a funeral, it does add to the overall cost. To obtain pricing information about funeral jewellery, we suggest reaching out to 1st impressions or visiting their store at 776 melton rd thumaston leicester, Leicester.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Leicester?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Leicester), Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Westover Road and Paul Pender Son Independent Funeral Directors Lutterworth Road all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Leicester. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Leicester.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Leicester for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Leicester there are 4 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Leicester: South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium, Loughborough Crematorium, Great Glen Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium, Foston Road LE8 5QP Phone: 0116 258 1871 with a fee of approximately £884 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 18 days. Loughborough Crematorium, Leicester Road LE11 2AF Phone: 01509 230240 with a fee of approximately £795 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 19 days. Great Glen Crematorium, London Road LE8 9DJ Phone: 0116 259 1101 with a fee of approximately £865 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 20 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Leicester?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 22 % of all deaths in Leicester take place in care homes such as The Magnolia Care Home or Aigburth. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Leicester?
Yes there is 3 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Leicester. As funeral directors in Leicester we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 3 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Leicester.

Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground located at Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground Yelvertoft Road Lilbourne CV23 0SZ. The Willows Natural Burial Ground located at The Willows Natural Burial Ground LE7 3RZ. Markfield Natural Burial Ground located at Markfield Natural Burial Ground LE67 9TB.
Where can you scatter ashes in Leicester?
The Leicester City Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Leicester City Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Soar is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Leicester near Leicester Royal Infirmary?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Leicester Royal Infirmary. If someone has recently died at Leicester Royal Infirmary in Leicester then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Leicester?
The main newspaper is the Leicester Mercury. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Leicester Mercury allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Leicester) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Leicester?
Absolutely, in Leicester, Rosy, in particular, features expert Jewish Funeral Directors ready to assist during your time of need.Whether your needs involve arranging a service at a Funeral Synagogue like 'Leicester Hebrew Congregation' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Leicester there are 2 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Leicestershire?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Leicester specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as Geeta Bhavan,Hare Krishna Mandir (ISKCON),Hare Krishna Centre For Vedic Studies (ISKCON).
Are there any Funeral Directors in Leicester who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Mithaas Leicester. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at 103-105, Narborough Rd, Leicester LE3 0PA, Leicester, LE3 0PA. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Leicester?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. The funeral ceremony itself typically takes place at the Sikh temple at 219-227 Claredon Park Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3AN. However, the decision on the choice of temple, home, or any other location is entirely up to you. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Leicester) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Leicester?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Leicester. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam. Typically the funeral would take place at one of the following mosques/locations Uthmani Masjid, UKIM - Leicester Islamic Centre, The Markfield Mosque.