Direct and Simple Cremation

The Direct Cremation can often be explained best as a pared-down service designed for people who do not want a ceremony and will not attend at the time of the cremation. We also offer a Simple Cremation for those that want to be able to attend. The cremated remains can be returned to the family and a memorial service can be held at a later date.

These types of funeral are the simplest and least expensive we offer, given that there is no formal ceremony at the committal.


Our two options include:

Direct Cremation

  • In office hours removal of deceased from any place of death within the M25
  • Care of the body prior to the funeral
  • A simple coffin (Brook)
  • Transportation of the coffin to the crematorium
  • Assistance in completing all the necessary paperwork
  • No attendance at the committal
  • The crematorium fee

​Our unattended Direct Cremation price is £1,395. A medical certificate for cremation is an additional cost of £82, therefore bringing the total to £1,477. This medical certificate is usually required unless the death is a coroner's case or the requirement is waived for some other reason.

​This offers the most affordable option if no mourners wish to be present at the committal.

We can talk you through these options and answer any questions you may have. Both options are available as funeral plans administered by the Open Prepaid Plan Company Ltd.

​See our price list for all of our current prices and services.

Simple Cremation
  • In office hours removal of deceased from any place of death within the M25
  • Care of the body prior to the funeral
  • A simple coffin (Brook)
  • A hearse and bearers to convey the coffin to the crematorium chapel
  • A funeral director at the committal
  • Assistance in completing all the necessary paperwork
  • The crematorium fee
  • Attendance of mourners at the committal with music if preferred (no service). Chapel time 9.30am or 10am (depending on availability) Monday to Friday.

Our Simple Cremation price is £2,445. A medical certificate for cremation is an additional cost of £82, therefore bringing the total to £2,527. This medical certificate is usually required unless the death is a coroner's case or the requirement is waived for some other reason.

Unlike many other Simple Cremation packages, this option includes the use of a hearse unless otherwise advised and also allows families and loved ones to be present if they wish to pay their last respects at the committal.

The committal can take place at Golders Green, St Marylebone, Islington or West London Crematorium. Other Crematoriums are available for an additional fee.

Try our Online Estimator

You can use our online estimator to see what options are available to you and a cost calculation in your own time and with no obligation.

Immediate Assistance

In the case of someone dying at home, or if you need to contact us for immediate assistance out of our office hours, please do call us. We can arrange collection at any time of day or night:

My family and I felt that the staff from Leverton were very helpful and understanding. We flet supported through out the whole process and are very grateful to them all

Review by Carolyn C left on 03 Jul 2024

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Review by Carolyn C left on 03 Jul 2024

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We have used Leverton and Sons for a few of our family funerals and I have always been impressed. This time we used the Muswell Hill branch. Deborah was absolutely amazing. She has the perfect balance between professionalism, kindness, empathy, getting things done and making you feel like you are in safe hands - exactly what you need when going through a painful time. Thank you.

Review by Megan C left on 02 Jul 2024

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I recently had the unfortunate necessity to arrange a funeral, and I cannot express enough how grateful I am for the outstanding service provided by Leverton’s at kentish Town , From the moment we walked in, Lorna Walkden offered not only professional guidance but also genuine compassion and support during one of the most difficult times of our lives. Lorna Walkden demonstrated an exceptional ability to listen to our needs and wishes, ensuring that every detail was attended to with the utmost care and respect. Lorna’s empathetic nature made us feel understood and comforted, which was incredibly important to us. They handled all the arrangements seamlessly, relieving us of much of the stress associated with planning a funeral. We are also grateful for Lorna for recommending Libby to perform the service , Libby ensured that everything proceeded smoothly and beautifully and delivered a faultless service. In such a challenging time,Lorna Walkden provided a level of service beyond our expectations. Her kindness, professionalism, and dedication to Her work were evident in every interaction we had. I highly recommend Leverton’s at Kentish Town to anyone in need of funeral services. Their support made a significant difference, and we are profoundly thankful for their exceptional service. Also a special mention to one of the Paulbearers called Barry , who explained everything step by step throughout which really helped us on the day , he's kind and empathetic nature was of a great help.

Review by K Orbell left on 02 Jul 2024

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Drew, I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for your incredible support planning mum’s funeral. Throughout the whole organisation you were so calm, reassuring and able to accommodate all of our requests, however unusual some of them may have seemed.

Review by Sam C left on 02 Jul 2024

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Have benefitted twice from the services of Levertons. Most of us don't expect to be frequent flyers with Funeral Directors but my experience has been great. Thank you to the Denmark Terrace team!

Review by David R left on 27 Jun 2024

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I would like to thank everyone at Leverton & Sons -- especially Carmel for the very professional and sensitive approach to my beautiful wife's funeral. Everyone there commented how well organised it was and professional. You never want to worry about details at times like this. I did not have to at all. Carmel was so helpful before, during and after. This gave everyone the time to focus on the importance of the day. I would highly, highly recommend Leverton & Sons. May my wife rest in peace. James

Review by JAMES Y left on 27 Jun 2024

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It's always a first class professional service from Levertons. Carmel was understanding, calm, efficient and adaptable during a very difficult time. Thank you

Review by Linda F left on 27 Jun 2024

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Mrs Deborah Rush has been a model of the polite, patient, caring, knowledgeable, informative and efficient professional with a light touch one needs as a funeral director. I knew I was in safe hands before I even met her as she kindly moved her own car to allow me to park right outside her office after I had driven around for 20 minutes failing to find anywhere to park for our first planning meeting. Every subsequent communication was clear and mighty helpful guiding me through the whole process so the day of my Aunt's funeral was a polished, dignified and memorable event. All the details were attended to in measured manner; her team of Oliver, Ross and Jason and one gentlemen I failed to note the name of looked after me and the family in their own polite professional style. The team were kind and flexible allowing some of the congregation to assist in the entrance of the coffin at the start of the service. I am most grateful for the truly excellent service provided by Deborah and her team throughout the last three and a half weeks. Thank you.

Review by Malcolm Y left on 19 Jun 2024

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Mrs Deborah Rush has been a model of the polite, patient, caring, knowledgeable, informative and efficient professional with a light touch one needs as a funeral director. I knew I was in safe hands before I even met her as she kindly moved her own car to allow me to park right outside her office after I had driven around for 20 minutes failing to find anywhere to park for our first planning meeting. Every subsequent communication was clear and mighty helpful guiding me through the whole process so the day of my Aunt's funeral was a polished, dignified and memorable event. All the details were attended to in measured manner; her team of Oliver, Ross and Jason and one gentlemen I failed to note the name of looked after me and the family in their own polite professional style. The team were kind and flexible allowing some of the congregation to assist in the entrance of the coffin at the start of the service. I am most grateful for the truly excellent service provided by Deborah and her team throughout the last three and a half weeks. Thank you.

Review by Malcolm Y left on 19 Jun 2024

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