About Us

Theme Traders is a dynamic and professional prop hire powerhouse.

With a 30-year legacy, our unique and vast collection of props is the largest in the UK and second to none. Situated in our own creative village in North London, Theme Traders is well placed to service prop requirements at all levels – and on every scale.

Our talented workshop teams manufacture bespoke items and custom builds for both our own prop hire inventory, but also for clients in the UK and internationally. All our props are available to view online, and we’re constantly sourcing new items to add to our impressive range.

As a main supplier to the media and creative industries, we support a number of sectors including film and video, television and broadcast, photography, advertising, theatres, events and marketing. Our props regularly appear on television and have featured on shows including Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show and EastEnders, to name but a few. Through the events industry, we have appeared in many locations as prestigious as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and in the homes of many A-List celebrities.

Occupying an entire creative production village with studios and workshops, Theme Traders also have a number of amazing spaces and locations for hire, both in London and rural Bedfordshire. With our unique spaces, including a landing strip, we regularly host television broadcasts, virtual meetings, photographic shoots and more.

Theme Traders has three decades of industry expertise and is looking forward to supplying your requirements and exceeding your expectations!

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020 8452 8518


It all started with a palm tree. Somebody wanted to hire a palm tree.

Theme Traders started in 1987 when its founders David Jamilly and Kim Einhorn were working as clown entertainers at children’s parties. Wondering how to make or where to buy a simple palm tree set the prop hire business rolling forward with full velocity.

Within a few years they had built up over ten thousand props which they stored in lock-up garages dotted around North London, and a few years later, they expanded to vast warehouses to store the still ever-increasing inventory.

From early origins, the company strived to be the value driven organisation that it is today. Theme Traders has proudly been the main supporter of the amazing Pod Children’s Charity which organises 3000 free entertainer shows per year, in all children’s hospitals across the country.

Theme Traders has also been a key supporter of the events industry as a whole and has offered lectures and educational visits since 1990 to all the main universities in the sector.

Always on the search for fresh ideas and opportunities, Theme Traders has managed to maintain pole position ahead the marketplace and weather the socio-economic storms.
They currently operate from a unique creative production village in North London which houses both workshop and studio spaces. These spaces are also available for hire as locations to the television, film and photographic industries.

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Our extensive production village based in NW London is a unique and creative hub comprised of workshops, scenic studios and of course our prop and furniture warehouses. We also have a range of unique rooms for hire, suitable for a range of uses. Everyone is welcome to view by appointment, so please do get in touch if you would like to pop by!


Our in-house workshop offers a vast range of bespoke services and customisation. If you can dream it…we can make it! From woodwork and carpentry, scenic painting, printing and branding through to model making, sculpting and metalwork our talented workshop team love nothing more than a new challenge. We pride ourselves on being able to work to short lead times and find solutions for even the most impossible seeming briefs…you can even come and watch your vision being brought to life from our workshop viewing gallery.

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020 8452 8518

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We close for the Christmas holidays on the 16th December and will be open again on the 6th January