This post will list the best Magic Shows in London for 2020, most of them I have personally watched and each review is my honest opinion.
SPOILER: I loved them all!
The Magic Hour – Picadilly, Mayfair
Billed as London’s most exclusive Magic Show, Tony Middleton aka Sonic has created a very intimate magic show which has a very victorian feel about show, this is not fire, flashy lights and dancing girls. The Magic Hour is really what magic should be, performed in the perfect environment, Tony’s one man show has been running in London for over 5 years now.
Shows draw on the evocative imagery of the ‘Golden Age of Magic’ (late 19th-early 20th century), and the concept of a private salon magic show as popularised by the French Magician Robert-Houdin.
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The Illusionists Show
Broadways biggest selling Magic Spectacular is back in London.
In sharp contrast to the Magic Hour, The Illusionists Show is completely the other end of the scale. A high energy show with danger and multiple performers.
James More – The Showman
Enzo Weyne – The Unforgettable
Yu Ho-Jin – The Manipulator
Adam Trent – The Futurist
Chris Cox – The Mentalist
Paul Dabek – The Trickster
Jonathan Goodwin – The Daredevil
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Smoke and Mirrors Exhibition
The Smoke & Mirrors Psychology of Magic Exhibition is a free exhibition showing the history of magic with performances on selected days.
Explore how our biases affect our perception and whether our senses can be hacked. Discover spirit photography, magic props and psychology experiments to see how magic works on – and in – the mind of the spectator.
Artefacts on display from the world of magic include the head of the gorilla costume worn by Derren Brown, Harry Houdini’s ‘Bell Box’, Tommy Cooper’s fez, and Paul Daniels sawing-in-half box.
The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Dates 11th April – 15th September 2019 (Tuesdays – Sundays) admission free
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Close up at the Magic Circle
From the home of Magic at the prestigious headquarters of the Magic Circle, for one night only watch close up magic performed by some of the best magicians in London
For one night only on 11th July 2019
The Gentleman Cheater Magic Show
If you like card magic, then this is the show for you.
.Christian Gambin, award winning magician, World FISM and French Magic Champion, plays for the first time in London West End.
Expert in close-up magic and a stunning magician.
The nearer you are, the less you can see! Come and see his sleight of hand and let’s the dream come true…The most intimate show in London !
Friday 26th July and 5 other Fridays
If you are looking for a magic show London is the place to go!
I hope one of these shows is up your street.
From intimate performances to grand shows you are never far from a Magic show in London
My personal favourite and the one you are most likely to get a ticket for is the Magic Hour, it’s been running for 5 years with no signs of stopping.
Victorian Magic is my passion and I just love watching magic is it is meant to be performed from very beginnings of magic.
However if you are looking for a full on night out fire and dancing girls show the Illusionist show is the one for you. Tickets are obviously going to be more expensive and it will only have a limited run, so depending on when you read this it may have already finished.
The close up magic at the Magic Circle is also for one night only so chances are by the time you read this tickets will be sold out, but hopefully there will be more shows.
Enjoy the show!
Roger Lapin is a London Magician for Hire and has been entertaining guests at parties, weddings and corporate events in greater London for over 18 years.
He is a member of Magic Circle and Equity with a guaranteed amazing show!