Visit the Atelier


You can now visit the Hand & Lock Atelier in the heart of central London. The studio is a fascinating cornucopia of traditional and contemporary embroidery. During the tour you will dive into the history of Hand & Lock, examine pieces of embroidery and embroidery samples and discover the hidden secrets of goldwork. Tours take place Monday to Friday during the day and can be tailored to your group’s specific interests.

Anyone can visit Hand & Lock, but it is likely to appeal especially if you are already interested in embroidery or:

– If you are interested in fashion, fashion and textile history, military embroidery or the Royal Family.
– If you are teaching either one of the following: fashion, textiles, arts, design, fabric embellishments, history or embroidery and you want to show examples to your students.
– If you are a member of a Guild and want to organise your quarterly trip.

Contact us today to book your tour and enjoy a historical and entertaining experience with London’s oldest, still operating embroidery house.

Tour Details

– Duration: 50 mins
– Hours: 10:00 –  16.00
– Days: Monday to Friday
– Minimum Attendees: 5 people
– Maximum Attendees: 12 people
– Fees: £ 15 per person*

*other packages including specialist talks, workshops and refreshments available upon request.

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