Laura London is one of the world’s best female sleight of hand artists specialising in cards and is also fabulous close-up magician with a large and varied repertoire.
Her card skills are exceptional as was noted by the critics at the Edinburgh Fringe who watched ‘Laura London: Cheat’ a show Laura wrote and devised. It tells the story of a female cardsharp in the 1920s who made her living cheating at poker. The story was brought to life with great story telling and Laura’s own incredible skills. She has since performed this show to standing ovations in both 2019 and 2018 at the world famous ‘Magic Castle’ in Los Angeles and at many other venues and magic conventions including The Session, London; Magic Live, Las Vegas; La Vilette Paris and The Meridien Hotel and The Vaults in London. She is also well established lecturer on the international magic lecture circuit.
Laura’s interest in magic began at only 10 years old, when, for a birthday present, she was given her first magic trick by a family friend who just happened to be a magician. Just one week after her 18th birthday, she became the youngest ever female member of The Magic Circle. Laura is now a member of the Inner Magic Circle.
At the start of her career Laura concentrated on a wide range of close-up magic while experimenting in mind reading and stage illusions. Within 6 months of becoming professional, she landed her first TV show called Playing Tricks, a ten-part street magic series featuring Laura as the only female among six magicians. Her other TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ and ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, ‘The Magic Party’ for BBC NI and ‘Children In Need’.
Born and raised in London, Laura is currently the ‘magician of choice’ at many fashionable London venues, corporate events and private parties. She has held residencies at Circus in Covent Garden, the Café de Paris, the Hippodrome, Scarfe’s Bar at the Rosewood Hotel, the Savoy and the Black Cat at the Café Royal. One of her biggest honours was performing for the His Highness the Prince of Wales on several occasions and also for Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Virgin Atlantic fly her all over the world to entertain at some of their most high end presentations. Laura has performed in Miami, New York, LA, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Dubai. She has also made appearances at Download festival, Glastonbury, Sonisphere, Love Box and SFX. New Year’s Eve 2018 saw her at the fantastic Nyami Private Island as part of what is billed as The Best Show the Maldives has ever seen’ and she returned for NYE 2019 both as a performer and to hold workshops."
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