the family you can turn to...
01895 234011
“Over the years, our reputation for delivering a professional and personal service of the highest quality, has been built on trust and recommendation.”
Our funeral charges are competitive compared to other Funeral Directors based on our exceptional service, professionalism of our staff and superior facilities – We will price match other local Funeral Directors based on a written quotation.

A.V. Smith & sons | Funeral Directors Hillingdon

369 Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB8 3QP
01895 234011
Opening Hours:
8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

*Outside of office hours we operate a 24hr phone service so you can always contact us.
Adrian Moore


A.V.Smith and Sons is located opposite St John the Baptist Church which dates back at least to 1100.

Adjacent to our branch is the historic Red Lion Hotel which dates back to the 16th Century. The hotel is steeped in history at every turn, but its real claim to fame dates back to 1646 when King Charles I checked in, disguised as a servant with his hair cut short, as he fled the Siege of Oxford during the English Civil War.

The hotel still has a part of the Great Wall of London visible in the car park.

WHY CHOOSE A.V. Smith & sons

Situated opposite the ancient church of St John the Baptist (c1100), A.V. Smith & Sons Funeral Directors was established around the turn of the 20th Century, and the family ran the business from here for at least 3 generations.

The building is an integral part of the old ‘Hillingdon Village’ and was once the premises of the village builder and carpenter.

In 1976 the business was sold to Lodge Brothers, the seventh generation family of funeral directors founded by James Lodge in Feltham in 1780.

We know that organising a funeral can seem like a daunting task, especially when we find ourselves having to make difficult decisions at a time of loss and bereavement, when we feel least able to manage.

You can trust A.V. Smith & Sons to guide you through every step of the journey. We take great pride in being able to offer a 24-hour service, 365 days a year, providing advice on what needs to be done and by whom.

As part of the Lodge Brothers family with over 230 years of experience, we have encountered nearly every situation. Our full downloadable ‘Guide to Arranging A Funeral’ has been prepared to give you an outline of the actions required by executors and others when planning a funeral, as well as giving you information on the wide range of services we offer.

Everyone is an individual, and there are many options available to help you create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

If you prefer, our funeral arranger can visit you at home to discuss the arrangements.


Dear Alison,
We just wanted to write and thank you for arranging S’s funeral. It was a thoroughly professional job and well executed as always. The Order of Service Sue arranged was beautiful. Will you also please pass on our thanks to James, the Conductor, he was so courteous, kind and explained everything that was occurring. Also the motor bike rider – it was lovely to have the same gentleman that drove Dad.
Throughout we were treated with kindness and dignity which, at a very sad time, is comforting. This was the fifth funeral you have arranged for our family. We would have no hesitation in recommending you as a wonderfully caring, professional company.

Ms P - Hillingdon | 01.02.2020

Dear Alison,
I just wanted to say that you made everything perfect for T’s funeral.  Everything was absolutely beautiful, and so many of our friends commented on it. Martin the celebrant was a perfect choice for us and his service was perfect. The men on the day were brilliant, really lovely people. I couldn’t be more pleased I had 5 star treatment throughout and a 5 star funeral.
Thank you so very much.

Mrs J - Hillingdon | 05.02.2020