Bowhill is Back

Established in 1874, Bowhill & Elliott has been making the finest handmade footwear and slippers, proudly serving the Norfolk community from its London Street base. With Covid-19 forcing closure of both the workshop and the shop back in March, we have risen to the challenge, putting new practices and procedures in place to ensure our 146-year story continues. We are very much ready and raring to go with the plan to open on the 15th June.


  • When we reopen on June 15th, the shop will be divided into areas so social distancing can be maintained at all times.
  • If we are at capacity, there’s no need to queue – why not grab a coffee from our wonderful neighbours Artel. They will be extending the outside seating to cover the space in front of our shop, plus offering a discount to all Bowhill & Elliott customers.
  • We will be operating new hours to get us started, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, with hand sanitisation stations at point of entrance and rigorous cleaning practices throughout the day.


We will be introducing an online booking system here, so you can book a time slot, and even request certain styles to be pre-ordered and put on hold for your arrival.


The lifeblood of the business is held in the seven skilled artisans’ hands, who have historically worked in one large room making our fine house shoes and slippers.
While the doors have been closed we have expanded the workshop to be split into three separate rooms, allowing our craftsmen to work in smaller teams in their designated safe space.


Internationally recognised as the finest slipper maker in the world, but closer to home we are just as likely to be known for the extensive range of premium brands we offer in-store and online.
Proudly stocking Crockett & Jones since the 1940s, we have supported English Goodyear welted footwear and will continued to do so. With exclusive styles from Cheaney, Barker and Loake as well as women’s collections from Brunate, Peter Kaiser and Birkenstock.


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