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Behind the Seams and Hindu Dreams – NEW TOUR

  • Angels Costumes, London - Factory floor © Photo courtesy of Angels Costumes

    Angels Costumes, London - Factory floor © Photo courtesy of Angels Costumes
  • Cathedral West Door, St Albans ©

    Hertfordshire tour Cathedral West Door, St Albans ©
  • Hatfield House gate ©Hatfield House

    Hertfordshire tour Hatfield House gate ©Hatfield House
  • North Front Hatfield House ©Hatfield House

    Hertfordshire tour North Front Hatfield House ©Hatfield House
3 day tour
From £139 per person - minimum 20 passengers

This tour is a must for any lovers of theatre or film costumes! With a fascinating tour of the famous costume company and a visit to the residence of Sir William Gilbert, one part of the famous stage partnership Gilbert and Sullivan. There is also the chance to visit the Roman City of St Albans and the historic Hatfield House, both nearby.

Neasden Temple

A group visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is an ideal way to learn about Hinduism and enjoy exquisite Indian art and architecture. It is a masterpiece of Indian design and workmanship in the heart of London. Marvel at the intricate marble and wooden carvings and experience a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony. Also, learn about the world’s oldest living faith from the ‘Understanding Hinduism’ exhibition.
Please note that as this is a house of worship, visitors are kindly requested to observe the code of conduct. It is customary to make a small donation directly to the temple on arrival.

Lunch at the Grims Dyke Hotel

This building, now a popular 4 star hotel, was once the home of Sir William Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan. You will enjoy a two-course lunch with tea and coffee.

Angels Costumes Tour

We invite you to go Behind the Seams at the world’s largest theatrical costume house: Angels Costumes.
A one-of-a-kind experience, the Behind the Seams tour showcases the extensive costume collection, which spans eight miles worth of rails, and over one million items. On the tour, a guide will show you around all of Angels Costumes departments. These include Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. Furthermore, 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. Also, see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more. Certainly, a must for lovers of film and theatre.

Don’t have time for a 3 day trip? We also offer this tour as a Day Trip for Groups in the London area.


Weekdays throughout 2021 & 2022

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Arrive in North London

Travel to your hotel. If time and direction permits we recommend a stop in the Roman City of St Albans.

With its vast centuries-old cathedral featuring medieval wall paintings. Nearby, Verulamium Park has ornamental lakes and the remains of the city’s ancient Roman wall. Also here is the Verulamium Museum, displaying artefacts from the city’s Roman past, including mosaics and the Sandridge Hoard of gold coins. A 2nd-century Roman theatre stands nearby.

Day 2

Behind the Seams & Hindu Dreams

Breakfast in your hotel, then depart from your hotel, the short drive to Neasden Temple.

Neasden Temple

Enjoy exquisite Indian art and architecture at this masterpiece of Indian design and workmanship in the heart of London.

Lunch at the Grims Dyke Hotel

Enjoy a two course lunch with tea and coffee at the former home of Sir William Gilbert.

Angels Costumes Tour

On the tour, you’ll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse.

After your visit, make your way back to your hotel, where there will be chance to relax before dinner.

Day 3

Depart – Optional visit to Hatfield House

Enjoy a full English buffet style breakfast in the hotel.

There is the opportunity of an optional visit to Hatfield House this morning. A short drive from the hotel.

Hatfield House was used by King Henry VIII as a nursery for his three children after he acquired it in 1538, and was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I.

Please note that Hatfield House is seasonal opening. 

Suggested Hotels

We offer a section of hotels in North London for this tour, including the Mercure and Hilton in Watford, Jurys Inn Watford, Doubletree by Hilton London Elstree and Holiday Inn Brent Cross.

Hotels are available on either a bed & breakfast or a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.

The majority of our Outer London hotels offer free coach parking.

Please note

Angels Costume Tours are only available Monday to Friday.

Hatfield House is open April 2021 to September 2021.

2021 & 2022 dates  3 days /2 nights
Bed & Breakfast From £139.00 per person
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast From £165.00 per person

Rates shown are per person and based on sharing a double or twin bedded room at the hotel.

A single room supplement will apply – details on request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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