New London Compass Workshop

With over 200 years of experience in the construction and servicing of marine navigation aids John Lilley & Gillie are the premier Repairs at our compass workshopcompass company in the UK. As both the last manufacture of type approved marine compasses in addition to the best service capacity including compass adjustments and repairs.


As part of the commitment to providing the best possible service to vessels across the UK we have expanded their compass service department. Retaining our existing office in the North of England we have also opened a new workshop in London. From here we can attend vessels in in the South of England, Wales, Northern France and anywhere else that is requiring the service.

Our fully trained MCA compass adjuster, Adam Norris, will operate out of the London workshop. 

Senior compass adjuster Bryan Robertson carries out an adjustment

From there he will be able to attend vessels to perform compass adjustments or carry out repairs in the fully stocked workshop.

This investments confirms Lilley & Gillies commitment to the magnetic compass.

If the service is required contact Adam Norris via email or phone.

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As you will be aware the Coronavirus is not only affecting personal life, but businesses as well.

Therefore, we feel it is necessary to set out some expectations of what support you will receive from John Lilley & Gillie to try and keep your business running as smooth as possible.

How we are helping ourselves to help you:


APM 2018

Asia Pacifia Maritime at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is one of the stars of the Maritime exhibition calander. 

As always John Lilley & Gillie are astounded and apreciative of the incredable support from our partners for our range of products.




SMM 2018

SMM in Hamburg is fast approching and everyone here at Lilley & Gilly is getting set for a great show. 




Christmas 2016 Opening Hours

As we approch the end of another sucessful year at John Lilley & Gillie we would like to wish our friends and customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!