Tuesday September 22 at 2pm
Thursday September 24th at 5.30 pm
Saturday September 26 at 10.30 am
A unique walk through London’s magical history with a magical guide — discover the magic side of London beyond Harry Potter!
From medieval witches and alchemists to tales of great illusionists past and present, learn about the true history of MAGIC in London with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide… and 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 happy and full of wonder.
I will tell you about the real Nicolas Flamel and his quest for alchemy, the subversive history of the Top Hat, and the real-life witches who inspired the great William Shakespeare. I will explain how professional eccentrics have defied superstition on the streets of St James’s for centuries, and talk you through the history of great illusionists who fought for fame and glory in grand West End theatres. We will learn how science and magic are often closely intertwined, discuss the secrets of real magic… and maybe even witness some!
Come and explore London like never before in this lively & entertaining walk — whether you are a born-and-bred Londoner or a passer-by, you will LOVE it!
£15 per person (£10 for concession, £5 for kids under 15 accompanied by an adult).
Meeting point: in front of St James’s Palace, at the bottom of St James’s Street.