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Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 1:35 pm
by Gene Ferguson
I will be visiting in London from June 20 to 29. Any brick & mortar shops I should vist? Are there any magic shows currently playing?(I do have tickets to Derren Brown's show.) :help:

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 1:48 pm
by Guest
Davenports comes to mind as does International Magic . You WILL find them listed in the phone book there.
PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
AB Stagecraft
http://www.mindguy.com/store

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 3:48 pm
by Pete Biro
Davenport's is at one of the Underground stations... a big and easy to find one, but the shop is off to one side. You might want to look for their websites first and they would have addresses and maybe maps.

Of course EVERY MONDAY NIGHT is the Magic Circle and am sure you can "guest" your way in.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 4:01 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Two magic shops in London: Davenports is in the Charing Cross tube station (near Trafalgar Square) and International Magic, which is on Clerkenwell road.
I think Repro 71 has a shop, too, but I don't believe it's in central London. Perhaps someone else knows!

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 6:21 pm
by Gene Ferguson
Many thanks Paul, Pete and Richard. Located addresses and maps for International and Davenports. Still looking for an address for Repro.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 10th, 2004, 7:17 pm
by Bill Palmer
They used to be located at 48 Emu Road, but I'm reasonably sure they have moved. Their web site is at http://www.repromagic.co.uk/ , with a P.O. Box address. However, there is a telephone number there, as well as e-mail contact info.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 1:42 am
by mehtas
There is also

Don's Magic Studio,
5 Ashford Road,
Cricklewood,
London,
ENGLAND NW2 6BN

He is VERY expenssive.

Some of the items are at a sky high price.

No charge to visit and see some demo :D

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 2:32 am
by Edwin Corrie
Repro Magic is at 46 Queenstown Road in South London (http://www.faqs.org/faqs/magic-faq/part4/). It's not so easy to get to - I used to get the tube (subway) to somewhere like Clapham Common (Northern Line) and then walk a bit or get a bus. You could call to ask them or try to get hold of a map. I haven't been for years, but it was always interesting and I always got a friendly reception and a coffee.

Don's Magic Studio used to sell the Mephisto Huis range and was certainly expensive, but it depends what you're after. There too you need to get a bus, and I think you have to make an appointment in advance.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 2:59 am
by mehtas
The following are not in london but not too far away .


Mike Danata's Magic Studio,
121a Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4HP


Kovari magic .

http://www.waterfallstudios.co.uk/kovarimagic/index.htm


Top secret magic (plymouth)
http://www.topsecretmagic.co.uk/


Tony Curtis Magic
26 Chillington Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 2RT

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 8:53 am
by Guest
As far as Repro goes, they have some very different things not available elsewhere BUT you need to call Geoff first to make an appointment I belive as he no longer holds an open house but you will find him easy to talk to and contact.
PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
AB Stagecraft
http://www.mindguy.com/store

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 10:46 am
by Daniel
Originally posted by Mehtas:
The following are not in london but not too far away .


Mike Danata's Magic Studio,
121a Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4HP


Top secret magic (plymouth)
http://www.topsecretmagic.co.uk/


Bournemouth's pretty far from London but Plymouth's ****ing miles!

Nearer the Capital than those two stores would be Alakazam Magic, run by Peter Nardi:

Unit 113, Ellingham Industrial Estate,
Eliingham Way,
Ashford
Kent
TN23 6LZ

& Kaymar Magic:

Kaymar Magic Company
189a St. Marys Lane,
Upminster,
Essex. RM14 3BU

In fact, Upminster is on a Tube line, so easy access from London but I'm not familiar with the shop.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 11th, 2004, 6:32 pm
by Gene Ferguson
Many thanks to all who have posted! You have made my search much easier.

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 12th, 2004, 5:43 am
by Guest
I'm curious. Is making an appointment a common procedure at magic shops in Europe and the UK? I know it wasn't at Davenports (Betty was very nice to this yank). And yes, I did buy things!

I wonder if this isn't hastening the demise of "brick & mortar" shops.

I used to work in a couple of shops (Magicland in Dallas & Magic Etc. in Ft. Worth). I'm sure this practice eliminates a lot of magic loiterering but must also cut out some revenue.

I suppose between the net & catalog sales proprieters don't have to be as tlerant as they once were.

Pete

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 12th, 2004, 7:28 am
by Guest
Originally posted by Pete Mills:
I'm curious. Is making an appointment a common procedure at magic shops in Europe and the UK?
Not in the UK. But for a magic dealer who deals from his home address, not a shop, that's different.

Dave

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 12th, 2004, 8:59 am
by Guest
Kaymar Magic is a friendly shop a stroll away from Upminster underground station and access is gained through the joke shop in St Marys Lane,both run by the larger than life mentalist Morley Budden. I have picked up some bargains there !!

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 12th, 2004, 9:46 am
by Richard Kaufman
Martin, how long does it take to get from central London to Upminster on the tube?

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 12th, 2004, 10:11 am
by Pete Biro
Reminds me of the time Jay Marshall and I were in an underground train when the power went out. We were stuck for over an hour and it got so hot and sweaty you couldn't believe it. :eek:

However, Jay, incredible performer that he is started doing his usual funny stuff and kept the folks in our car laughing the whole time. :D

No better companian in a disaster than Jasper! :D

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: June 29th, 2004, 9:34 am
by Guest
Martin, how long does it take to get from central London to Upminster on the tube?


Approx 30 mins

Paula

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Posted: July 1st, 2004, 2:00 am
by Bob Walder
Originally posted by Mehtas:
The following are not in london but not too far away .


Mike Danata's Magic Studio,
121a Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4HP


Kovari magic .

http://www.waterfallstudios.co.uk/kovarimagic/index.htm


Top secret magic (plymouth)
http://www.topsecretmagic.co.uk/


Tony Curtis Magic
26 Chillington Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 2RT
Do you actually OWN a map of England ;)

I would not call Bournemouth and Plymouth "close" to London by any stretch of the imagination. I would not even be too keen on a trip to Maidstone...

Bob