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  • A Visit to Angels Costumes in Hendon
  • Sophie Brun
  • performancestheatre amateurtheatre festival

A Visit to Angels Costumes in Hendon

Angels costumes main business is making the clothes on the television and the silver screen look picture-perfect and historically accurate. But this world-famous costumiers also runs a fancy-dress shop on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Its purpose-built premises in Hendon has eight miles of clothing rails, all packed with garments in every shape, size, color, style and era. As well as a near-infinite number of coat hangers, the building houses design studios, a tailoring department, offices and a fridge full of fur.

Why not going for a visit? You'll see dresses that were made in the nineteenth century, epaulette designed especially for 'Dad's Army', pretend chainmail, real chainmail, royal wedding replicas and hundred of Santa suits. Try to spot the outfits that appeared in the 35 films that have won the company Best Costume Oscar - among them 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Gladiator' and 'Titanic' - or just enjoy the fact that Leonardo di Caprio wore something that's now hanging in your vicinity.

Its fantastic tours run several times a month on selected weekdays and cost £20. Email tours@angels.uk.com for upcoming dates and to book your place.
Angels Costumes, 1 Garrick Road, NW9 6AA, Hendon, London.

  • Sophie Brun
  • performancestheatre amateurtheatre festival