Plaque: Albin funeral directors
F. A. Albin & Sons, family run funeral directors, proudly caring for the bereaved since 1790.
London Borough of Southwark - voted by the people
Site: Albin funeral directors (1 memorial)
SE16, Culling Road
This is a very odd corner of London. It has been taken over by Albins who have a "Memorial Garden" open to the public, office hours and weekends, and extremely well maintained. It appears to us to be primarily a showroom for their wares, which, on their website are termed "remembrance opportunities". The building with the plaque is a utilitarian brick building but between the garden and the main Lower Road is this surprising piece of elegant modern architecture. By Ian Ritchie architects it's a vent and escape shaft for the Jubilee Line Extension. Their web page says it's one of a series which form "a family of sculptural objects". From what we've seen of the others this is the gem.