The London Magician

Dean’s Old Stomping Ground

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Then hire Dean Metcalfe, one of London’s favourite magicians, available for special events throughout the capital.

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If you’re planning a special event in London and need top class entertainment to keep your guests happy, hire magician Dean Metcalfe. He’s available for performances at exclusive events anywhere in the Capital. Dean’s performances include close-up magic and stage magic.

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London – the Birthplace of the Magician

London doesn’t need any introduction. It is, of course, one of the world’s greatest cities and a global leader in areas such as finance, fashion, entertainment and the arts. However, perhaps one of the lesser known facts about London is that it is the birthplace of one of the UK’s finest magicians!

There’s Magic in . . . Thornsett Road?

Dean Metcalfe was born in Thornsett Road SE20 and began practising magic at a very early age. At first, he would just perform magic for his parents but it wasn’t long before he became a popular magician in London’s clubland. Incidentally, it is worth mentioning that Dean isn’t the only famous person to have lived in Thornsett Road. Thomas Crapper once lived there too, the man who invented the flushing toilet . . . and subsequently gave us one of the most useful words in the English language.

Another resident of Thornsett Road was George Daniels, the famous watchmaker. Mr Daniels was quite reclusive but did make an appearance for the 1977 Silver Jubilee celebrations. Dean remembers doing some magic in the street with coins that had holes in. Mr Daniels approached Dean and asked if he knew why the coins had holes. Dean had no idea. So Mr Daniels explained that it was simply to save money when they were being made. Funny the things you remember!

Young Dean Metcalfe

Stomping Ground

So, London is Dean’s old stomping ground and he’s performed magic at countless venues right across the city. Places like the Hippodrome, Empire Rooms, Lewisham Theatre, Intercontinental Hotel, Grosvenor Hotel and numerous clubs – some nice, some not so nice. As far as magicians in London go, Dean’s been there, done that and once very nearly bought a t-shirt. And after 30+ years in the magic business, London is still his home turf. He has many memories of his performances as a young magician in the capital right up to the present day.

Here, we recount performances at two completely different London venues and for two very different requests.

Twickenham Stadium London Magician

Twickenham Stadium in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, is best known as The Home of England Rugby. However, it is also a premium location for events in the Capital, hosting major functions throughout the year.

On this occasion, Dean performed a type of corporate magic at the stadium on behalf of Richmond Chamber of Commerce who were playing hosts to senior delegates from PayPal. As usual, Dean received glowing testimonials from everybody and the event was a resounding success. However, there was one near-miss that proves as a reminder to Dean that while performing live magic, you’ve always got to be ready for the unexpected. The near-miss involves a lit cigarette, an expensive jacket and a pocket with a hole in it. Although the hole was not of Dean’s making (it was already there), Dean had to quickly think on his feet and change direction.

Twickenham Stadium

You were a class act Dean! Thank you – I think you created a great atmosphere and I heard only really complimentary comments.

Pre-World Cup Gala Dinner Twickenham Stadium

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Banking Hall London Magician

Dean frequently performs magic at various charity and fundraising events and in 2017, he was hired as magician at The Golden Thread Ball at the Banking Hall in the square mile of Central London. The event was hosted by Rio Paralympic silver medallist Lauren Steadman and her friend Natalie Shapanis in aid of the Triathlon Trust and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Dean mixed and mingled amongst the 150 guests during the evening and dazzled them with his magic. As you can see below, Dean’s magic was considered a highlight of the night!

Banking Hall London

I just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure and honour it was you have you there. You should know that we have had people raving about you as being one of the highlights of their night! You have no idea what a massive difference you made!

Natalie Shapanis

The Golden Thread Ball 2017 London

Other Locations

As well as London, Dean covers most of the South / South East, South Coast, West Country and many other parts of the UK. Looking for some magic in Warwickshire or a magician in Buckinghamshire? Or maybe some magic entertainment in Oxfordshire, a Leicestershire magician or even corporate entertainment in Bedfordshire?