Ede & Ravenscroft are the oldest tailors in London, established in 1689. They have three London premises, in Gracechurch Street, Chancery Lane and Burlington Gardens, very close to the famous Savile Row. They make, sell and hire out legal gowns and wigs, clerical dress, civic and municipal robes, academic dress and other ceremonial and formal dress, and have shops in Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
The main (and historic) outlet and offices are at 93 Chancery Lane which, due to its proximity to the Inns of Court and the country's main civil and criminal law courts, is also the company's main outlet for legal dress.
The company was founded in 1689 by William and Martha Shudall. The present name dates from 1902 and is a result of the inheriting of the business by Joseph Ede and then merging with wig-maker Ravenscroft.
The company holds royal warrants as "Purveyors to the British Royal Family". The company has warrants as robemakers to Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, and previously the Queen Mother. As the Queen Mother's warrants expired five years after her death in 2002, Ede & Ravenscroft currently hold three warrants.
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