All of the reviews below are testimonials of existing customers of London Typewriters who have acquired a typewriter from us in the past.

Imperial Good Companion

I recently purchased an Imperial Good Companion typewriter from London Typewriters, which admittedly, for someone who had never used a typewriter up to that point, was quite an impulse buy.

I told Alex that I was new to typewriting so he kindly spent the time to show me how to use and maintain my new typewriter, where I could buy replacement ribbons and has since sent me a digital copy of the original manual. Needless to say this has saved me a lot of time in trial and error!

The typewriter itself was exactly as described on their website, which in my opinion was in excellent condition given its age. The mechanism works perfectly and the typewriter is a joy to use. I was not expecting a carry case when I arrived to collect it but, it turned out there was one available, which was fantastic news to me as it saved me a lot of hassle trying to get an original case that was in good condition.

Overall I’m extremely happy with this purchase and it is very clear how seriously Alex and Natalia take this business from the care they put into it. I would definitely be a returning customer if the need ever arises.

Thanks both!


Hampshire, UK

Optima Elite III

For anybody considering purchasing a typewriter from London Typewriters, I can honestly recommend them without a moment’s hesitation. I purchased a 1957 Optima Elite III from them some months ago, and the machine is absolutely excellent. Natalia was extremely responsive throughout the purchasing process, and Alex provided absolutely excellent after sales support. I genuinely could not be more pleased. Thank you London Typewriters!


Bristol, UK

Adler Gabrielle 10

I’ve been struggling with well used second hand typewriters for literally decades now and they have all bit the dust for a variety of reasons….mainly worn out …stiff…and with malfunctioning internals….etc etc….then someone recommended London typewriters…I was under the were a  “object d ‘art” l kinda supplier… wrong could I be !!!….I called them on the phone and a very helpful lady put me straight and suggested a ‘Adler Gabrielle 10’…one of  their cheapest… To say I  am over the moon with this fantastic machine is an understatement…..smooth…easy to use…clean…works like it brand-new….I am chronically dyspraxix an this marvel has changed my life……ps laptops can fill in form……thanks. Alex………Tovarisch !!!!!!!!!


London, UK

Olivetti Lettera 35

I purchased an Olivetti Lettera 35 typewriter and it came in almost pristine condition, the touch of the keyboard is nice and appropriate for someone getting into typewriters for the first time. The delivery was quick. The thing worth mentioning is the education I received, it made me overcome the initial hurdles quicker. All my queries were responded. You are not just selling typewriters, you really have the heart of a teacher.

I wish you health and grand success to London Typewriters.


Helsinki, Finland

1930’s Early Imperial The Good Companion Manual Typewriter

We receive this with a lot of excitement! Customer service is very good, your packaging is very safe and well, I can track it easily. It only took 3 days to arrive Hong Kong!

The description of typewriter matches and it looks the same with your photos in website.

The restored typewriter can be used instantly without any problem.

It is lovely,  not just my wife love it but I fell in love with it when I saw it too.

We use it to type home message for each other now. Thank you for the typewriter and your sincere service!

We will definitely recommend you to the others!

KA Yeung

Hong Kong

1940’s Olympia Elite Typewriter

The service I received from London Typewriters was excellent. They were more than happy to answer any questions I had, and the machine I eventually purchased was in great condition. Delivery was prompt and the machine was properly packaged to prevent damage. I shall certainly use London Typewriters again.


West Midlands, UK

Rare 1920’s Working Underwood Standard 4 Bank Manual Typewriter – New Ribbon & Case – Dark Red

I instantly fell in love with this vintage Underwood when I open the box. The colour is absolutely stunning and looks almost new. Not to mention, it is fully functional in every aspect. I haven’t used a typewriter before, but it only took a few minutes to get used to it. I am using this machine for making a rough draft before I start working. This vintage typewriter is perfect to inspire writing ideas and get a fresh start of a day. I appreciate the well-maintained machine, secure packaging and all the other kind concerns.


Cardiff, UK

German 1950s Princess travel typewriter

I recently discovered my parents’ old 1950s typewriter in the attic. Unloved, dirty, and unused for 25 years. I am quite attached to it, having typed secret messages on it as a child. So I rescued it and searched online to find someone who could make it shine again – and thank goodness I found Alex. He cleaned it, serviced it, got rid of all the grease and ink grime and made the keys that stuck work again and just generally gave it some love. I fetched it earlier today, together with a new ribbon, and I am very excited to have it back again in working order. Alex is professional, friendly and knowledgable and I am so pleased I found him. The service he did took a week and was very reasonable in price. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you Alex very much.


London, UK

Imperial Good Companion 

I wanted to buy a vintage typewriter which had been made in my hometown of Leicester, Imperial had to be the brand. Having searched in various other web sites I came across The London Typewriter Company, searched a few models and made a call. Natalia took and dealt with my call and although they didn’t have what I was looking for told me they would keep me in mind. A few days later I received an e mail with pictures and description of exactly what I had been looking for, it was ordered and came superbly safety wrapped and is in superb working order and condition and now stands pride of place in my desk. If you’re looking for a quality typewriter and friendly sales and service to back it up, look no further, you’ve found it at The London Typewriter Company!


East Midlands, UK

Olivetti Lettera 32

I hope you are both well. I just wanted to say a big thanks for all your help in buying my first typewriter. I’ve been using the Olivetti Lettera 32 for a few weeks now, and it is a great pleasure to type with.

Every letter typed has it’s own character, and it’s amazing to see the words appear on the page in front of you. It is a shame they don’t still manufacture them – but if they did, they would probably lack the craftsmanship of a model such as this.

Thank you again for all your help and I will certainly recommend you to anybody else looking for a typewriter. I look forward to being in touch for new ribbons in 6 months or so!


London, UK

1930’s Remington Portable

My Remington arrived today and I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and swiftness in finding me the perfect machine my daughter was ecstatic when she opened it and we will certainly come to you In the future.


Hampshire, UK

Fully Working Olivetti Lettera 25 Typewriter

Just to let you know that the typewriter (superbly packaged) arrived safely today. I have given it a trial run and it will suit my purpose admirably.

Thank you very much.


Gordon  =  a very happy customer.


South Scotland

1930’s Royal Antique Manual Typewriter

Really pleased with the typewriter, it is a Christmas present for our daughter so we have only checked that it is ok , not really used it. However the service and delivery was very efficient which was great because I sometimes have doubts about buying on the internet. The description of the typewriter’s condition was accurate so I’m sure our daughter will be delighted. Many thanks.


North East England

1970’s Working Rare Olivetti Valentine Vintage Manual Typewriter

Just emailing to thank you for the beautiful Olivetti 1970’s typewriter we received.

It was delivered extremely quickly with excellent packaging.

It was the best birthday present I’ve received to date- considering that I want to be a writer when I’m older.

P.s: we have multiple friends who are eyeing up the new typewriter in jealousy!


South East England

Olivetti Lettera 35

The typewriter is great! It has taken a bit of getting used to, but that is me being a new typewriter user! Customer service and delivery were spot on. You were a pleasure to deal with! Thanks again.


London, UK

Original Metal Spools With A 1006/1009/1066FN Typewriter Ribbon

The service from London Typewriters is excellent. They responded to emails very quickly and were able to supply me with the correct item to fit my typewriter. I would recommend them to anyone.


Wiltshire, UK

1970’s Brother DeLuxe

The typewriter is fine. The quality for a second hand model was clean and works perfectly. The customer service was good with delivery to our works was on time. Placing an order with this company was a pleasure.


South East England

1930s Blue Bird Vintage Manual Typewriter

I gave the Blue Bird to my son last weekend, he absolutely love it. He typed every day since. This is his first typewriter, never used one before  but he manage to figure out how is working. So he is very happy with his Blue bird and me too, so thank you very much.

South West England

1940’s Imperial “Good Companion”

The typewriter is great and functioning well! I bought it as a gift for my sister and she loves it. The customer service was excellent and overall shopping experience quite pleasant. Keep up the good work!

London, UK

Boots PT800 Manual

We are so pleased with it , it’s for my 95 yr old grandad that finds it hard to communicate through speech so this is perfect and in excellent condition , thank you once again for sending it out so quickly and I will recommend you to anyone I know that wants a typewriter.

North West of England

1970’s Working Working Silver-Reed Silverette Vintage Manual Typewriter

Hi Alex, just wanted to say thank you so much for the typewriter which arrived yesterday. It is lovely, in excellent condition and works beautifully. We’ve already had a lot of fun with it!

There’s a lot of crap typewriters out there particularly on ebay so it was really great to open the parcel up and see such a beautifully restored/serviced typewriter.



London, UK

Fully Working 1960’s Erika Vintage Manual Typewriter – Dark Green

I just wanted to thank you for the timely delivery and tremendous packaging of the vintage typewriter I ordered for my sons birthday.  It arrived without incident and my son loves it and appreciated the thoughtful gift of extra ribbons.
Again, many thanks!


Ohio, United States

Imperial Litton Portable Typewriter

A quick note to say that I have tried the typewriter and I am very pleased with my purchase. I am confident that my mother will be very grateful to receive a fully working machine.

May I wish you every success in obtaining more typewriters that are in need of your great care and attention.


London, UK

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