Originally Posted by zjpj83
Or is that their going rate?
That's the price without VAT (17.5%). With VAT included (for EU residents) it works out at GBP 1550 and that (or maybe GBP 50 less) is the going rate for all London Westend workshops (apart from John Lobb, who charges more).
All London workshops charge their price for a pair of shoes. There is no reduction if they can use the existing last. Equally no increase in price, if you want a different last shape.