Cobblers Nest

76 Redcross Way, London, SE1 1HA Directions

Tel 020 7357 9394
   Now closed Open today 08:30 - 18:30

Business overview

Traditional Cobbler with over 30 years experience in the shoe making and repair industry.

For orthopaedic footwear in Southwark, look no further than Cobblers Nest. Our highly skilled team can tailor-make a pair of shoes for a number of different health reasons including flat feet or differing heel heights. By visiting our traditional Victorian building, we can assess your requirements before providing a solution that can help you walk comfortably whether you need a platform heel or orthopaedic insoles.

If you've got a new tenant moving in or you urgently require a spare, our key cutting service in Southwark can provide you with as many copies as you need. Whether for your front door, back door or even your vehicle, we have the necessary experience and expertise to assist you. Here at Cobblers nest we have many years' worth of experience at key cutting, and will provide you with accurately cut keys in next to no time!

For more information about how Cobblers Nest can help you in Southwark, get in touch with our specialists today using one of the methods below.


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Products & Services

Hand made shoes

Shoe makers

Bespoke Shoes

Shoe repairs



Key Cutting

Dry Cleaning Service

Bag repairs

Leatherwear repair services




Sofa repair services


Watch batteries and straps

Zip repair and replacement in boots and handbags

Trophy Engraving

Glassware Engraving


Commercial Keycutting

Discounts available for large orders

Orthopedic Shoes

Shoe Service For Disabled People


children's shoes

ladies shoes

men's shoes

orthopaedic shoes

shoe shops


plaque engraving

shield engraving

Tankards & Hip Flasks

Leatherware training

Fashion Students Trained

footwear suppliers

All types of shoes made and repaired

Handmade Brogue Shoes

Gentlemans Shoes


Loafers brought back from the grave

The gentleman here repaired a smart and expensive pair of loafers I had managed to destroy the front sole of. He cut an new one and stitched it on, colouring it too, it looked seamless. It was a repair I didn't think was possible. Amazing.
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Eric The Fruitcake

What a shame! You will either get Eric the Great, or Eric the Fruitcake! He has done two jobs for me. The first was very expensive and the second, also very expensive, has ruined a pair of Churches.

There are so few good artisan shops and when you find one that appears to be one you cannot help feeling excited, at least I do. It is a real shame, therefore, when the excitement is short-lived.

Cobblers Nest, I am sorry to say, is expensive and run by an abusive Fruitcake!

If you must use him, ask for a price list, get a commitment that he will deliver on time and will always treat you with the respect every customer deserves.
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Good Job

Did a good job on my shoes
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Terrible place - Eric's verbally abusive and aggresive

I left my shoe for a repair about two months ago. The shoe has not been repaired and looks worse than before I left it with Eric, the shop owner. I was also verbally abused by Eric and pushed out of his shop, when I visited him today. I would not recommend this place to anybody.
When I came to pick up the shoe today, the owner asked me to put it on to test whether the issue that I came with initially has been resolved. It hasn't. It was actually the second time I came.
After I pointed out that the shoe has not been repaired despite him being very confident that he can repair it, he told me that I am 'an i___t'. When I told him that it is not right to call a customer like that, he told me to 'f___ o__'. He then started to push me with my shoe in my hand out of his shop, although I told him not to touch me. Finally, I ended up on a street with Eric shutting the door behind me.
Based on my experience I would not advise anybody to go to Cobbler's Nest and use Eric's services.
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2 days late and half the work done

Here are the facts:

- Half sole replacement and rubber sole quoted at £55 - this is written on the ticket.
- He tells me it's a good deal and the shoes will be complete on Friday
- Friday the shoes are not finished
- Monday 12pm the shoes are not finished.
- Monday 2pm he rings me to say he's done the leather sole but the rubber sole will be more money (another £20) and that he made a mistake - he says the cost will still be £55 (for just the leather sole)
- I argue that if I'd had known the total cost would be £75 I wouldn't have proceeded with any of it

He then gets very argumentative and I have to pay to get my shoes back.

2 days late and half the quoted work. People make mistakes but, 2 days late and on the day of collection telling me to pay more is terrible.

He then told me he didn't need my repeat business.

Great customer service.
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