Magic settles over the capital this summer as the UK’s foremost sleight of hand artists perform hour-long close-up shows in a unique festival in Piccadilly Circus. See Limited to 40 seats per show, this is a rare chance to rub shoulders with some of the giants of the close-up magic world, as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Next Great Magician, and France’s Got Talent, in an opulent and evocative setting. Hosted by the 5 star Le Meridien Piccadilly, guests can also enjoy not only the show, but further close-up magic into the night by award winning members of The Magic Circle at Maskelyne & Cooke – London’s only close-up magic bar.


Show information:


Tickets: £25 Standard (unreserved) / £35 Premium (Reserved 1st /2nd row)

Show times:

Thursday – Saturday: 7pm & 9pm

Sunday: 5pm & 7pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Address: Le Meridien, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BH

Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus.

London Festival of Close-Up Magic 2019

Sleight of Hand on the Strand

Running Saturdays throughout the year at 7pm & 8:30pm

Simpsons in the Strand

Following 5 star reviews and sell out shows, this festive treat of close-up magic in one of London's most luxurious settings returns. Located at Simpsons in the Strand - part of the world famous Savoy hotel - enjoy 1 hour 15 minutes in the company of two of the capital's finest close-up workers. Tony Middleton 'Sonic', headliner of The Magic Hour, and The Magic Circle's favourite - Dominick Zwolinski will keep you enthralled with sleight of hand, mind-reading and classic conjuring.


The Magic Hour

Thursday and Friday nights, 8pm

Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel

Widely acknowledged as the premier parlour magic show in London, Tony Middleton 'Sonic' has dazzled audiences every week since 2013. His unique theatrical brand of close-up illusion has received 5 star reviews from both press and attendees alike. The Magic Hour was named in the top 10 list of attractions in London (TripAdvisor 2014) and No.1 the Metro's top Halloween events list 2017.  This unique experience is not to be missed. Take a journey back in time and discover the ingenuity of the Victorian Masters of Deception in this luxurious and evocative setting. Watch closely as time stops still, and the spirits write messages from 'the other side'.

'One of the finest magicians I have ever seen' - Sir Roger Moore

'The best thing I have done in London so far' - Curious London Blog


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