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Davenports Magic have been selling and teaching magic for over 119 years.

We offer a range of magic courses for both adults and children, as well as our new parent/child course. We also sell a wide range of magic tricks, books, accessories and DVDs.

Based in purpose-built, underground premises in London’s Charing Cross, we are close to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Our Magic School teaches magic in an easy to understand and fun way. We keep all our courses and workshops interactive, with plenty of time to ask questions. The tricks that we teach have all been carefully selected to use normal household objects such as pens, rubber bands, cards, paper etc, so are very practical.

Our teachers are all professional magicians, who have had a lifelong love of magic. They are very knowledgable, but also understand the best way to teach, and have enormous amounts of patience! They have taught all levels of magic from children to corporations.

Parent/Child Magic Course:

This innovative and exciting course is designed for parents and children to learn a new and fun skill at the same level. The different learning techniques that adults and children naturally use are combined, and used to their maximum advantage for both.

We keep the groups small to make sure that everyone receives help and advice. Our teachers are all experts in the common mistakes that people make when learning magic, and have an excellent understanding of stagecraft and presentation.

Lewis Davenport, a young magician and music hall performer, founded Davenports Magic in 1898.

Our business is hidden innovation – creating, developing and selling. We have warehouses full of old magical archives, props, illusions, manuscripts and books that have been accumulated over the past century.

We have a wealth of knowledge about all things magical, and understand how to teach magic to make it fun, informative, and educational.