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Get an insight into the world of costume design

You are booking tickets for our Behind the Scenes tour on Thursday 11th January at 10am. Select the number of tickets you’d like to purchase using the form above and proceed to checkout to confirm your booking.

You’re invited to go Behind the Seams at the world’s largest costume house; Angels Costumes.

A one-of-a-kind experience, the Behind the Seams tour showcases our extensive costume collection, which spans 8 miles worth of rails, and over 1 million items.

On the tour, you’ll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. You’ll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. And see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more.

Tours are priced at £20 per person and run regularly throughout the year. Pre-booking is essential.

To book online, simply select the number of tickets you’d like to reserve using our booking form above and complete payment securely online.

For more information, please email tours@angels.uk.com

The Angels Behind the Scenes Tour - Reviews

“Amazing. To see all those beautiful costumes and hear the stories. The guide was great. Very personable and so interesting.”
Jenny Dollin
“Best experience of our whole London vacation. Amazing tour and the guide was awesome.”
Karin Fisk
“The guide at Angel's was excellent & I would recommend it to anyone interested in film, tv & theatre.”
Jacqueline Hetherington

Frequently asked questions

On the day, you will be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments. You’ll learn about the heritage of the business, see how costumes are made and journey through over 10 miles of hanging costumes.

We recommend comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet throughout.  There are not rest stops along the tour

The tour can last approximately two hours and there are no rest breaks or stoppages.

Spaces are limited to 15 people per tour.

Photography and videos are only permitted in two areas. These will be highlighted to you during the tour.

By car, use the postcode NW9 6AA. Please park in the Angels Costumes car park, not Angels Fancy Dress.

By train, Angels Costumes is a five minute walk from Hendon train station. Turn right out of the station along the A504, then right again down Wilberforce Road. Walk to the end of the road and Angels Costumes is opposite.

View our location on Google Maps.

Since the tour takes place in a working, multi-level environment, it is not suitable for children under the age of fourteen.

Wheelchair users are welcome. Please let us know in advance if you or a member of your group is a wheelchair user.


This can usually be arranged although we may charge for special requests. Please let us know in advance if you want to see something specific.


The tour is not designed for research trips. We offer a separate research service for fashion houses and students. Email info@angels.co.uk for more information about this.

Yes. Email info@angels.co.uk if you want to arrange a tour for your college/university.

Yes. Email info@angels.co.uk if you want to arrange a private tour.