Edward Crawford

London Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London
Edward Crawford

London Magician

Award winning magician and mind reader

Magician London

Hire a Magician in London

London Magician & Mind Reader

Edward Crawford is a full time professional magician based in South London, he has been performing professionally for over 15 years and each year he performs at over 150 events throughout the world. Edward views each event as unique and will create a performance to suit your requirements. Whether you require a close up performance, table magic, a dinner show or a stage show, Edward will tailor his act to your needs. Edward’s act is perfect for corporate events, banquets, dinners, balls, Christmas parties, private parties, and weddings, throughout London and offers your guests a truly unique and memorable experience. 

To find out what past clients have had to say about Edward’s performances you can check out his past REVIEWS. Click on the Videos and Gallery pages to see Edward in action. Over the last year Edward has set up a facebook page for people to leave reviews and post photo’s and amateur shot video of Edward performing. This can be found HERE and demonstrates the wide variety of events Edward performs at each week.

Edward’s style of magic is a lot more than card tricks, (although he does at time use cards), bunnies from hats, and general tricks better suited to children. Edward performs a genre of magic known as mentalism (although he prefers to call himself a mind reader). Best described as magic of the mind, or even Jedi mind tricks! This is the closest thing to real magic you will ever witness. In a typical show Edward will read thoughts that would be impossible for him to know, control the future, influence the present and at times he will demonstrate telekinesis (moving objects with his mind). No camera trickery or stooges, like you might, rightfully, suspect when you see a TV magician. All this and more will happen directly in front of you. 

No matter what your requirements may be, London magician Edward Crawford’s  act will guarantee your guests truly unforgettable entertainment, the most astonishing acts of magic performed with his trademark style and dry humour. Each performance is suited to the client’s needs and it can be assured that your guests will be amazed, amused and astonished.

If you would like to book a London magician simply fill in the enquiry form below.


London Magician – Reviews

Edward was fantastic! He arrived early to prepare and instantly wowed the General Manager and the Events Managers with his magic. He was professional, entertaining, engaging and had everybody stumped! Brilliant addition to any event, big or small. Two weeks later and people are still raving about Edward’s tricks. Thank you!!!!

Fulham Football Club

 

Edward demonstrated his professionalism from the start. He listened very carefully our expectations and tailored his show based on the intent of the event, time we had and the nature of audience. He arrived earlier than he should to complete his preparations and familiarize himself with the audience. All our guests at our corporate Christmas lunch were so amazed with Edwards show. He has this great ability to get immediate attention of all the guests (ours was a multi cultural event with wide range of different backgrounds and ages) and keep them engaged throughout the show. After the show so many guests approached me to share their admiration to him. Personally I was really amazed with his mind reading ability and knowing the unexpected. We will definitely consider him for our future events and I can recommend him with no hesitation.

Bilge Pekyardimci – BP

 

I just wanted to send an email now we are back from our honeymoon to thank  you so much for entertaining our guests and ourselves. You were incredible,  so many of our guests have commented on how mind blowing and amazing you were, and Johnny and I complete agree. Thank you again for making our  special day extra special.

Madeleine Fleure

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BLOG ARCHIVE

The entries below are blogs from my old website. Over the years I have amassed a few thousand entries which I am unable to transfer directly to the new blog on this site. It will take a while (probably years the rate I’m working) but I am going to transfer the old blog entries onto this site placing the entries on the relevant pages. Below you will find details of old shows I have performed throughout London over the years. Hopefully these may be of interest and give people details of the types of shows I perform and give a few ideas of the performance that may be best suited to your event.

Wedding Magician in London
Last week I had the pleasure to perform close up magic at a wedding reception  at London Kitchen Wall in the city of London. The wedding was a very international event, made up of mainly Italians with a few Japanese, Slovakian and English guests. Thankfully Everyone spoke perfect English as whilst I can speak a little Italian performing in Japanese is something I’ve yet to try! When reading minds it does help to be able to speak the same language as the person I am performing for, where I think English may be an issue I usually simplify things and ask them to think of or at times to draw a picture which I will try to reproduce.  
The reception was a very casual affair, and a lot of fun, fine wine and excellent food, very Italian. Throughout the evening I mixed with the guests performing close up magic at tables or standing in groups. Such a lovely group I stayed behind an extra hour to perform something special for the Bride and Groom at the end of the evening. Here’s what they had to say: 
“We have been pondering how to write a review about Edward as it is a delicate task to translate the sense of WONDER and SURPRISE Edward managed to cast on all our guests. Edward is possibly one of the BEST professionals I have had the chance to hire recently as from quoting to delivery he has been impeccably prompt, helpful and professional; he managed to work with an international audience with great skills, expertise and a wonderful personal touch. He helped to make our wedding reception more than special – MEMORABLE. I will have no hesitation to recommend him but also to invite him again! Raffaella Baruzzo and Paolo Zilli”
A massive thank you to Raffaella and Paolo for the booking and if you are looking to hire a magician in London please get in touch to find out what I can offer.

Corporate Magician London
A large proportion of my work is for large corporate companies. Last week I performed at an annual event for Holiday Inn at their Old Street branch at an event for their staff members. They required a close up magician in London to perform at tables whilst the staff and guests ate prior to an awards ceremony to thank staff members for their service. It was a buffet meal which meant some people were eating whilst others waiting for food so I took this opportunity to perform for the guests who were yet to eat. This meant I could perform throughout the entire meal  without having to stop and start as courses were served. A large proportion of the guests were from abroad and a few had very little English (although there was a genuine cockney amongst them, a true rarity in the East End of London these days). I chose to perform a number of more visual routines for the foreign guests so language barriers wouldn’t be an issue. At the end of the day I performed a special routine on the senior managers in attendance as a a show piece which all the other guests got to watch. Close up magic is perfect at this type of event as it helps to bring together guests who have previously never met and gives them a topic to discuss.
A big thank you to Holiday Inn for the booking, I look forward to seeing you all at the next one.
If you require a close up magician or a corporate magician in London contact Edward on 07814 135569 or email for more details. 

Close Up Magician London
Last night I was booked to perform close up magic at a 30th birthday party at the Jugged Hair bar and restaurant in London. I had been recommended to the client by one of her friends who had seen me performing in Soho back on Valentines day so a big thank you to Anna for the recommendation and the kind words, very much appreciated.

The client required me to perform for a couple of hours at the beginning of the evening as her guests, friends and family arrived for a drinks reception prior to sitting down to eat. It was for a group of about 40 people which is always a nice amount to work for as it means I get the opportunity to spend a lot of time with each group and give them a really in depth performance. I started the evening with a few warm ups, a favourite starter for me is to tell people their pin numbers although some people find this a little unnerving! Once I got my eye in I proceeded to mix and mingle with the guests reading minds, duplicating drawings were particularly popular with people coming up to me asking for another go and bending metal with my mind. At the end of the evening when everyone sat down to eat I ended my performance with a show piece performing a routine for the birthday girl and her boyfriend. This was performed for the entire group as a show type piece. This led to requests for an encore so I stayed for another 30 minutes performing a few more routines until I really had to get on to the next booking of the day. It was a fantastic evening and I want to thank Rachel for the booking. Look forward to seeing you again.

If you want top hire a London magician whether for close up, a dinner show, or stage show for a private party, wedding or corporate event contact Edward to discuss your event.

Magician in London

On Thursday evening I was hired by Swiss RE to perform at their annual broker renewal drinks party at Bulls Brothers in the city of London. This was a very casual affair with people arriving throughout the evening after work, stopping for a few drinks, a chat to colleaguesand some close up magic as entertainment. I mixed with each group starting off with a few warm ups to get an idea who would be the best person to try some mind reading. This is my favourite way to work as I will always be able to pick the best candidate and therefore get the strongest results. Throughout the evening I was able to “mind read” information as diverse as the name of someones first boyfriend and what he looked like to the name of someones childhood pet. It would appear that insurance brokers are the perfect people for mind reading as I had a 100% success rate! It was a fantastic evening and was very pleased to pick up another booking with Swiss RE for the following week. Here’s what the client had to say:

“Thank you for attending our event on Thursday evening, our guests were utterly amazed and you continue to be discussed in the office over your talents! It was truly brilliant, such art and I still have NO IDEA how you did it!!”

A massive thank you to Swiss RE for the booking, look forward to seeing you all again. If you’re after a London magician whether for a close up show, parlour show or stage show please get in touch to discuss details.

Close Up Magic – London

Last night I performed at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners. The event was a showcase for the Royal Hospital to demonstrate to potential bookers the fantastic venue. They had a number of entertainers throughout the night although it was undoubtable the pensioners who joined us who were the highlight of the evening, taking full advantage of the free bar.

I spent the evening mixing and mingling with the guests performing close up magic, mind reading and psychological magic in the stunning great hall. There were a couple of hundred people there so I only had about 5 minutes with each group (10 minutes is probably my preference). I performed two routines with each group generally starting with a routine involving influence and then moved onto mind reading. I also performed some telekinesis, moving objects with the mind. This involved bending metal such as keys and coins, I would ask people to take coins out of their pockets and watch them bend in their hands!

I had a fantastic evening and managed to pick up a couple of further bookings for next year. It was a real pleasure to perform for the pensioners and I look forward to going back soon to perform more and have a drink with them in their club.

A massive thank you to Jo and everyone at the events team, it really was one of the best organised events I have performed at. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Corporate Magic – London

On Thursday evening I was booked by Virtus Contracts to perform at their annual art exhibition they put on for their architects and clients, the event took place at Tanner Warehouse, Bermondsey. They required a close up magician to mix and mingle with their guests as they viewed the art work and ate and drank. I was booked for 3 hours and I performed for approximately one hundred people throughout the evening.

The event was a very relaxed, casual affair with people arriving after they had finished work, grabbing a few drinks and chatting, mingling and networking. Throughout the evening I mixed  with small groups of people, usually 3 to 5 people at a time. As a general rule when  I perform close up at events of this nature when I join a group after introducing myself I will explain what it is I do and the nature of my psychological magic and mind reading. Then I’ll get into the performance, I’ll start with a quick warm up to see who in the group would be best to work with. This usually entails predicting the way people will behave or think. A simple example; I may write something down then ask someone to name a playing card. The card they name will be the same as what I wrote down. I often do the same with numbers, i.e write something down, ask a person to name a number between 1 and 100, they name the same number as I wrote down. Once this is out of the way I moved into the main part of my close up performance. As there were quite a lot of people to see in quite a short space of time last night I kept things simple and performed a number of mind reading routines, I asked people to think of names of old friends it would be impossible for anyone else to know, I then described the friends and told them the names they were thinking of. I also asked people to draw pictures I then duplicated their drawings. In the final hour a number of people asked to see something else…….at this point I attempted a little telekinesis, moving objects with the mind! I asked people to remove change from  their pockets. As they held the coins I made them bend in their hands! I ended the evening on a final routine for a number of employees of Virtus, demonstrating the empathy between two people, causing them to act in the same way despite having their eyes closed and not knowing what the other was doing. This is a very strange routine and needs to be seen to be believed.

I managed to pick up a couple more bookings for later in the year from this event which was fantastic. All in all it was superb evening and I had a lot of fun performing for everyone. A big thank you to everyone at Virtus for the booking. I look forward to seeing you all again.

If you’re after a close up magician in London for a corporate event please contact me on 07814 135569 or email for more details.

Christmas party magician London

Christmas is always my busiest time of the year. Often performing two or three shows a day from late November through to early January. Last night I performed at the Haymarket Hotel, London for the Christmas party of Quayle Munro, a London Based investment company.  The event was for 45 people who would be having a sit down Christmas dinner.

I started the evening performing some close up magic as people arrived for a drinks reception. This gave me an opportunity to chat and meet people and get an idea who would be the best candidates for the show I was to perform later. Throughout the meal I performed my dinner show. This is like my stage show but performed on a much smaller scale, designed so it can be performed anywhere with out too much preparation and space required. I performed the show in two acts of 20 minutes each, the first act as they sat down and the second act between the started and the main course. I would always recommend starting early for events like this as people do have a tendency to drink a fair bit and a show can be hard to perform later in the evening! The show involved influence, psychological deception and mind reading, ending in a display of empathy between the CEO and the lady who booked me, basically I taught them how to read minds much to the astonishment of the audience.

It was a fantastic evening with a really lovely group of people in beautiful surroundings. A big thank you to everyone at the Haymarket Hotel for all your help and an even bigger thank you to Emma and Quayle Munro for the booking. I look forward to seeing you all again at the next event we discussed.

If you are a London Magician for your Christmas party or any other event please get in touch to discuss your event and to get a quote.

Edward’s style of magic is a lot more than card tricks, (although he does at time use cards), and bunnies from hats, and general tricks better suited to children. Edward performs a genre of magic known as mentalism, best described as magic of the mind, or even Jedi mind tricks! This is the closest thing to real magic you will ever witness. In a typical show Edward will read thoughts that would be impossible for him to know, control the future, influence the present and at times he will demonstrate telekinesis (moving objects with his mind). No camera trickery or stooges, like you might, rightfully, suspect when you see a TV magician. All this and more will happen directly in front of you. 

No matter what your requirements may be, London magician Edward Crawford’s  act will guarantee your guests a truly unique and memorable experience. Each performance is suited to the client’s needs and it can be assured that your guests will be amazed, amused and astonished.

Christmas magician London

Another day, another Christmas party! This time on a day when the trains were on strike so I made the decision to drive into central London. I had to be their for 1.30 and leave by 3.30 to get to another booking in Stevenage. The traffic wasn’t too bad, finding somewhere to park on the other hand was a nightmare. All the car parks were full but after driving around in circles for an hour I found a parking meter practically outside the venue. Only problem was that the maximum time to stay was 2 hours and I needed at least two and a half. in the end I had to prepare everything in my car, rush in the second I was due to start and be sure to end exactly on time, very annoying as I like to spend time after a performance discussing my show with the guests. Anyhow, enough complaining about driving and oarking in London and the train strikes……

I was hired to perform close up magic and mind reading during dinner for 60 people. The event was for employees of The Royal Bank of Canada and was held at Cafe Du Marche, London. The guests were sitting on 4 large tables so I gave each table their own private show. Each table received about 3 separate performances using individuals from each table to assist in feats of mind reading and psychological illusion. Some routines used just one person others between 5 to ten people. In this way I could assure that nearly everyone got to be involved in at least one routine. I’ll always ensure that I don’t perform for people whilst they are eating at dinners of this nature so whilst certain tables were being served food I would be performing on the other tables that were still waiting. It’s always fun being able to go back to tables a few times as it gives me a chance to get to know people and discover who the best people will be to work with, therefore I could give a final performance on each table with an ultimate piece of mind reading using a perfect candidate, literally reading their thoughts! The whole afternoon was a lot of fun, the perfect Christmas party.

Here’s what the client had to say in an email and in a google review:

“Just wanted to say an enormous thank you for last Friday. You were absolutely fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment that you spent with us.”

“Edward is simply fantastic. He baffled and amazed us all, repeatedly. He was the perfect addition to our Christmas party!”

Thanks to Royal Bank of Canada for the booking and to the Cafe Du Marche for being so accommodating. 

If you’re after a London Christmas magician please get in touch to discuss your event.

 
 

Corporate magician London

On Thursday night I was hired by Fulham Football Club to perform at their end of season party for their stadium and team staff. The event took place at Craven cottage (the home of Fulham). The event had a fun fair theme and I was asked to mix and mingle with the 100 or so guests performing close up magic and mind reading. I was originally hired to perform for 2 hours but ended up staying for about 3 and a half hours as it was such a fun evening (I later regretted it when I remembered I had to drive 3 hours to Somerset that night to be ready for a tradeshow performance the following day!).

Throughout the evening I performed for small groups of 2 to 5 people at a time. Some people were seated, others standing. This does make a difference to the routines I perform. If people are seated I can utilize the table they are seated at, if they are standing everything has to take place in peoples hands. My favourite routine of the night was a new one I have been working on. I handed a number of guests solid metal nails, they were asked to test their strength and found to be quite solid. Using a combination of mild hypnosis and influence I managed to get a number of people into such a strong state of focus that they could physically bend the nails in the hands. This works on the same concept as the storied you hear of someone lifting a car when in a state of emergency and a loved one is trapped in side. This is the first time I have performed this routine and it was an absolute joy to see it work so successfully.

It was a fantastic evening with a really lovely group of people. I look forward to seeing them all again, hopefully to celebrate their rise to the premiership.

Here’s what they had to say:

Edward was fantastic! He arrived early to prepare and instantly wowed the General Manager and the Events Managers with his magic. He was professional, entertaining, engaging and had everybody stumped! Brilliant addition to any event, big or small. Two weeks later and people are still raving about Edward’s tricks. Thank you!!!!

Close Up Magician

Close Up Magician London

Edward will mix with your guests, whether seated or standing, engaging them in intimate displays of his stunning mind reading and contemporary magic.


Wedding Magician

Wedding Magician London

A wedding magician is the perfect way to entertain your guests with a truly astonishing and unforgettable performance during the quiet periods of the day


Corporate Event Magician

Corporate Event Magician London

Edward specialises in creating unique corporate entertainment for events including dinner and cocktail parties, team building days, trade shows and awards ceremonies.


Christmas Party Magician

Christmas Party Magician London

From small, intimate private parties, to grand balls and banquets, Edward’s performance will ensure a magical and memorable event over the festive period.


Stage Show Magician

Stage Show Magician London

Edward’s stage show combines amazing demonstrations of mind reading with humour, all the while ensuring that the audience get to participate throughout the entire show.


Dinner/Parlour Show Magician

Dinner/Parlour Show Magician London

A combination of the theatrics of a stage show whilst allowing Edward to interact with each of your guests, making the whole performance far more intimate and personal.

“The best show I’ve booked ever”
World Bank Group
“Absolutely superb. We were stunned”
Nokia UK
“Magical, mind reading brilliance. Left us completely bewildered”
David Clark - Mercedes Benz International
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