he elite and secretive Magic Circle does sometimes fling open its doors to the public, allowing visitors to get a glimpse of a venue that has such a mystical air.
It may sit on an unassuming cobbled backstreet – look out for a door with a symbol showing the signs of the zodiac – but once inside, guests will be awed by the four-storey building housing a library, a museum and a 160-seater theatre.
Their At Home event provides an evening of up-close tricks, whilst History and Mystery (book ahead, below) is an introduction to the work that goes on at the prestigious club, as well as tour and a short show.
And as – dare we mention it – Christmas rapidly approaches, they’ll be putting on a fundraising extravaganza filled with sleight-of-hand and illusion. Prepare to be bemused and mightily impressed.
Main image: Centre for Magical Arts