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10 March 2010

Study magic at Davenports Magic Shop

Davenports Magic Shop was founded in 1898 by Lewis Davenport, a renowned magician and music hall performer. The business has remained in the same family ever since and today it is managed by Lewis's great-grandson, Bill Davenport. Two of your author's closest friends recently took lessons at Davenports and it is under their recommendation that it is included here.

The shop, hidden away in the Charing Cross underground arcade, adjacent to the tube station, has a studio where the various magical activities are held, from lectures by visiting magicians to magic courses.

Davenports shop sells a vast array of magic tricks, books, DVDs and accessories for magicians of all levels, and passionate staff who know their trade. The popular beginners Saturday magic course, which guides new starters through basic moves and tricks, and important background, runs regularly in groups of six to sixteen people. An intermediate course is also set to start soon. The next rounds of both courses begin in April.

Davenports is open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm and Saturdays 10.30am - 4.30pm. For more, see www.davenportsmagic.co.uk

^Picture courtesy of Davenports^

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