About Us

Hectic Hat Hire opened in 2003 and established itself as London’s foremost destination shop for women from all over the world, offering a friendly personalised service (especially for mothers of both the bride & groom) who are looking for that little bit ‘extra’.

Our wonderfully extravagant hats are regularly photographed & featured in newspapers, TV & magazines notably during Royal Ascot & the The Derby. However for Passing Out Parades, Royal Garden Parties, Investitures or Memorials, we offer a more appropriate style of hat.

Our staff have fashion, film and theatre backgrounds with the knowledge and experience to advise our customers which hat suits them, if it is age appropriate, ascertain it works with their outfit and crucially how to position it correctly.

We pride ourselves on our customer service aiming to make choosing a hat a fun experience. Our mission is for you to look good, be confident & not feel like a plum at your special event.

Hats can sometimes be customised with accents of feathers, flowers or butterflies.

We love new designers & regularly add to our extensive collection with a selection of their bold, original and striking hats.

Appointments are not necessary (unless you need one out of shop hours) but bringing your outfit with you is really important!