London Magic Tour

London Magic Tour

A unique walk through London’s magical history with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide… and magician!

From witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists, learn about the true history of Magic in London, with a magician! Lost theatres, fascinating real-life magic tales and sparkly anecdotes make this 1.5h tour a real treat: a relaxing and entertaining experience which will leave you full of wonder.

I will tell you about the real Nicholas Flamel and his quest for alchemy, the subversive history of the Top Hat, and the real-life witches who inspired William Shakespeare’s writing. I will explain how professional eccentrics have defied superstition on the streets of St James’s for centuries, talk you through the history of great illusionists who fought for fame and glory in the West End, and explain how science and magic are intertwined!

Explore London like never before in this lively and entertaining walk. Whether you are a born-and-bred Londoner or a passer-by, you will love it.
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




A unique walk through London’s magical history with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide… and magician!

From witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists, learn about the true history of Magic in London, with a magician! Lost theatres, fascinating real-life magic tales and sparkly anecdotes make this 1.5h tour a real treat: a relaxing and entertaining experience which will leave you full of wonder.

I will tell you about the real Nicholas Flamel and his quest for alchemy, the subversive history of the Top Hat, and the real-life witches who inspired William Shakespeare’s writing. I will explain how professional eccentrics have defied superstition on the streets of St James’s for centuries, talk you through the history of great illusionists who fought for fame and glory in the West End, and explain how science and magic are intertwined!

Explore London like never before in this lively and entertaining walk. Whether you are a born-and-bred Londoner or a passer-by, you will love it.

Itinerary
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Stop At: St. James’s Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James’s, London SW1A 1BS England

Our tour will start in front of St James’s Palace, a 16th century royal palace built by Henry VIII.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lock & Co. Hatters, London England

London’s finest hat maker, where I will tell you all about top hats and their links to magic!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly, London, UK

Learn about lost theatres that used to stand on Piccadilly, and famous magicians who performed on their stages for decades.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. James’s, St. James’s, London, England

I will be telling you about forgotten Gentlemen’s clubs and their links to magic

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Haymarket Theatre Royal, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HA England

I will tell you all about Samuel Foote and theatrical superstitions linked to this grand theatre of the West End.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

We will be exploring various hidden treasures of Leicester Square, from Magic in Shakespeare’s time to the exciting story of the hippodrome!

Duration: 30 minutes