Andy Meyer
15 November 2017

We would thoroughly recommend dealing with Martin Lock and Safe for any security requirements you may have. We recently had an intruder alarm...

Simon Mayo
2 September 2017

Fast, friendly and efficient service when our old lock on the front door failed and jammed. Locksmith arrived within 30 minutes of our call...

Gareth Rudolf
28 June 2017

Excellent service carried out by two very professional people. They were round within 30 minutes of me calling and the price was beyond reasonable...

Andrew Ridewood
10 April 2017

A very swift and efficient service, carried out by extremely pleasant staff, I very highly recommend this shop, thank you...

More About Us

Operating from a secure, clean and modern premises in South Woodford, Martin Lock & Safe offers a wide variety of keys cut while you wait, along with a variety of different locks and padlocks for sale. We're members of the Master Locksmiths Association so you can be rest assured that you're in good hands, so for any commercial or residential requirements please contact us.

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