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Master Locksmiths in London

Need a London Locksmith? We have Master locksmiths available across all areas of London from Central London, East London, North London, to South and West London.

As the UK’s Largest Locksmith Association, all of London locksmith approved company members you hire are skilled, professional and trustworthy.

Emergency Locksmith in  London

We have Emergency Locksmiths in London available 24 hours a day to help with all lock and key problems from lost house keys, lock & door opening, emergency lock repairs, spare key cutting to lock changes, lock replacements & safe opening.

With over 100 MLA Approved Locksmiths covering the Capital of the UK, we will have a locksmith near your area available to help in an emergency.

Choosing a London Locksmith

When hiring a Locksmith in the Capital of the United Kingdom, choosing a locksmith approved by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) ensures the locksmith you hire is trustworthy, reliable, fully vetted and qualified to complete the locksmith work.

The locksmith company you hire in London will employ a fully qualified locksmith who has passed the MLA Qualification, the company will have been inspected to ensure they are professional and follow best practices.

Your local London locksmith company approved by the MLA will be vetted and criminal record checked.

MLA Approved Locksmiths are recommended by Met Police this is due to the strict vetting process our locksmiths undertake to become approved by the MLA.

Auto Locksmith London

Car Locksmiths approved by MLA can help if you require a car key cutting, have lost your car keys in London or need a new car key fob.

Need replacements car keys in a hurry?  We have Emergency Auto Locksmiths available on call throughout London, our London Car Locksmiths can supply new car fobs and program car keys on site.

London Locksmith Services

All our London Locksmiths provide locksmith services from lock opening, door lock repairs, key cutting, safe locksmiths to open & install safes, to auto locksmith services including car key cutting, car key repairs to opening locked cars.

London Locksmith Locations

Located throughout London, we have locksmiths based and covering all areas of the capital including the following areas:

Barking, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster

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FAQs - Choosing a London Locksmith

How much does a locksmith cost in London cost?

The price you pay for a locksmith in London will depend on a variety of factors such as the type of job, where you live and time of day.

When hiring a London locksmith, the cost could be higher than the rest of the UK because your local London may have to pay London congestion charges or parking charges.

Read our locksmith price guide here.

How much does an emergency London locksmith cost?

The price of an emergency locksmith in London should cost the same as a standard locksmith, although the price may increase dependent on the hour of day you are hiring the locksmith and how far the locksmith has to travel.

Read our emergency locksmith price guide here.

Do London locksmiths charge a call out fee?

When hiring a London Locksmith, approved by the Master Locksmiths Association, the locksmith most likely will not charge you a call out fee.

In the event a London Locksmith does charge a call out fee, this will because of the such factors as:

  • Fee to cover London Congestion charges
  • Fee to cover London parking charges
  • Fee to cover time the locksmith has to wait in busy London traffic

Read more about Locksmith Call Out Charge Fees.

What is the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA)?

We, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) are the UK’s largest trade association for locksmiths and not for profit.

The MLA was originally setup in 1958, we currently have over 340 fully vetted locksmiths operating throughout the UK and Ireland.

Locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association are recommended by Police forces, insurers and also Neighbourhood Watch, this is due to the strict vetting procedure for each MLA approved locksmith.

Why should I use a locksmith approved by Master Locksmiths Association?

Hiring a locksmith approved by the Master Locksmiths Association will ensure your locksmith will be a vetted, trustworthy skilled locksmith, all our locksmiths are:

  • VETTED – Criminal Record Checked via the Disclosure Barring Service
  • INSPECTED – All Locksmiths across London are inspected on a regular basis
  • QUALIFIED – All our London locksmiths have passed the MLA Qualification

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Are Your Locksmiths Vetted?

All London Locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmiths Association are fully vetted and inspected by ourselves.

Our Locksmiths in London are all strictly fully vetted with criminal record checks.

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Will the locksmith be local to London?

Yes, absolutely, all our locksmiths are local to the London area and NOT a call centre.

Currently, the Master Locksmiths Association has over 340 Master Locksmiths across the UK.  A number of our locksmiths covering London are also based in Surrey, Essex, Berkshire to Hertfordshire.

We have over 100 Locksmiths covering London offering a locksmith service, with Master Locksmiths based in all areas of London from the North Of London, Central London to South London.

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Can the locksmith provide a quote beforehand?

Your local MLA locksmith in London should be able to provide a quote for the job before completing the work.

The locksmith quoting may ask you a number of questions to diagnose your lock/key problem and could ask for a photo, which is normal practice with our approved locksmiths.

For London quotes – we recommend contacting nearby locksmiths in your area here.

Can a locksmith change my locks?

A locksmith near you can change all locks from front door locks, window locks to garage door locks.

The most common lock change request is when a customer has lost keys and requires replacement locks to protect their home security.

Your local locksmith can change all types of locks:

  • Door Lock
  • Window Lock
  • uPVC lock
  • Garage Door lock
  • Euro Cylinder Lock
  • Mortice Lock
  • Smart Lock

We would advise that you change your locks when you move into a new home to ensure you have complete control over your house keys.

For the average price of changing locks see our locksmith prices.

Can I change locks myself?

We’d advise against fitting locks yourself, as if the wrong locks are installed, or are fitted to a weak door, they can compromise security and potentially invalidate insurance – as well as cause damage to the door.

What do I do if I locked myself out of my house?

If you get locked out of your house or flat, a locksmith can open your door without damaging your lock. The locksmith will use non-destructive techniques to open the lock.

Common lock out problems a locksmith can help with include:

  • Locked out with key on inside of door
  • Locked with key in door
  • Key stuck in lock
  • Door lock jammed

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How long does it take for a locksmith to unlock a door?

This depends entirely upon the type of lock you have and any problems you may have with the lock i.e. if your key has broken in the lock.

A basic lock out with a standard lock could take under a minute to open, whilst a more complex job could take a lot longer.

The important thing to consider here is that a good locksmith will make every effort to pick your door lock and avoid any unnecessary damage

Can a door lock be repaired?

In most cases, if the damage to the door lock isn’t too extensive, locks can be serviced or repaired and only if it’s completely beyond repair would you need to install a completely new one.

Determining whether a door lock can be repaired will depend entirely upon the problem you’re experiencing and how long it has been a problem.

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Should a Locksmith Drill a Lock?

We expect drilling a lock to be used as a last report only when a locksmith is attempting to gain entry.

An experienced, skilled Master Locksmith will have the skills to use non-destructive techniques to open a lock without the use of a drill.

However, there are any instances when drilling may be need to be used, such as a lock mechanism failure.

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Why use a London MLA Approved Locksmith?

Your nearest London Locksmith approved by Master Locksmiths Association is fully vetted, inspected on a regular basis and fully qualified having passed the MLA Qualification.

Locksmiths are criminal record checked

Locksmiths are regularly inspected

Locksmiths have passed the MLA exam

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