Kingston upon Thames
Recommendations in or very near Kingston
Timpson, Unit 2 Bentall Centre Kingston on Thames KT1 1TR https://www.timpson.co.uk/stores/kingston-upon-thames-bentall-centre
Watch, phone, shoe and other repairs... Mixed reviews on-line but we like the Timpson ethos and have always found them efficient.
Richmond MakerLabs, Little House, Ham Close, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7NU https://richmondmakerlabs.uk/
An all-inclusive space for people with an interest in DIY and craft, with computer facilities, electronics lab, laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC machinery, metal lathe, kitchen facilities, informal wood shop, and more.
Fast Stitch, 44 Old London Road, KT2 6QF http://www.fast-stitch.co.uk/.
A team of tailors with a range of specialist skills, on all various types of specialized sewing machines.
Orbit Electronics - St. Margaret's near Richmond Bridge - Kerry recommended for TVs.
Divine, Ham Parade, Richmond Road - fabric alterations and repairs, and shoe repairs
The Seam: "Connect with local, specialist Makers to repair and transform your wardrobe."
Recommendations from Twickenham Repair Cafe:
"We know there are many shops and businesses offering great services above and beyond what we can do. The following have been recommended by some of our volunteers.
Do let us know if you have any more to add.
APPLIANCE REPAIRS. Stewart & Young. www.stewartandyoung.co.uk "Have repaired our washing machines over many years."
- LEATHER REPAIRS: Richmond Leatherworks. www.richmondleatherworks.co.uk. "Repaired a handbag and I could not see the mend."
- METAL WORKS : R & G Metal. 172 Colne Road, Twickenham. TW2 6RE "Years ago they built our garden railings - still standing! "
SEWING & REPAIRS Everything about stitch www.everythingaboutstitch.co.uk. "Shortened sleeves of a coat and have taken up trousers, really skilful and friendly."
SHOE REPAIRS: Berts Shoe Repairs. 57 Broad Street, Teddington. TW11 8QZ. "Did a great job repairing my leather sandals."
SHOE REPAIRS: Bonjour Dry Cleaners, 34 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3RR. "Soled my favourite boots beautifully."
Other nearby repair cafes:
Twickenham, St Margaret's
Surrey Repair Cafés mapped by Caterham Repair Cafe
Sheddington, St Mark's Road Teddington - "a community space or shed in Teddington, where people can meet up, make stuff and mend things, working together or alongside each other. It is inclusive, secular and not for profit."
Kew the Transition run quarterly Repair and Share events in Kew.