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Magician of the Week - Laura London

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

Laura London is an artist who grabbed my interest as a magician who not only performs close up magic but designs her own cards and promotes her own magic effects.

You can buy Laura’s effect called “Card in a bottle”. A signed card, shuffled in a deck mysteriously appears within a bottle.

You can also buy Lauras’s Crimson card deck. Though this is now hard to find. I also understand according to Laura’s FaceBook page that she is working on a new ”Warriors” playing deck of cards. And for those who collect cards, Laura has even appeared as the Queen in the Mirage deck of cards.

As an established artist, she has made various TV appearances over the years which includes Penn and Teller: Fool Us and The Next Great Magician.

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Laura London is one of the world’s best female sleight of hand artists. She is also a highly skilled close-up magician, a cabaret performer, a motivational speaker and an acclaimed lecturer on various aspects of the history of magic.  She has developed virtual performances which have come into their own during ‘lockdown’.

Born and in London, Laura’s interest in magic began at the age of 10 when she was given her first magic trick by a family friend. Just one week after her 18th birthday, she became the youngest ever female member of The Magic Circle and is now a member of the exclusive Inner Magic Circle, a position that is reserved for the very best and achieved only by election by her peers.

Sleight of hand is Laura’s first love. Her card skills are exceptional and were showcased in ‘Laura London: CHEAT’ a show Laura wrote and devised which premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. It tells the story of a female cardsharp in the 1920s.   She has since performed this show to standing ovations in at the world famous ‘Magic Castle’ in Los Angeles both to the general public and at international magic conventions. 

Within 6 months of becoming professional, Laura landed her first TV show called Playing Tricks, a ten-part street magic series. Laura was the only female among the six featured magicians. Her other TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’, ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, ‘The Magic Party’ and ‘Children In Need’.

Laura is currently the ‘magician of choice’ at many fashionable London venues and events. Her residencies include the Café de Paris, the Hippodrome, Scarfe’s Bar and the Savoy.  One of her biggest honours was performing for Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and also on several occasions for the His Highness the Prince of Wales. 

A big favourite at parties and events, Laura can find herself entertaining guests at a private dinner for 6, table hopping at a dinner for 200 or fooling the boss during her stand-up cabaret. More intriguingly Laura was well prepared when asked by a major drinks producer to perform virtual magic at virtual lockdown parties. Her magical talents have been seen at events in Paris, Lisbon, Miami, New York, LA, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Dubai and The Maldives. Festival appearances include Download, Glastonbury, Sonisphere, Love Box and SFX. 






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