a magician performing after dinner entertainment in london
After dinner magic entertainment at a private dinning event in London.
Jenny Court
Jenny Court
Thank you so much. Amazing tricks. Highly recommend. Everyone loved it. Thank you for getting round all the people at the party. Excellent
Nick Aldridge
Nick Aldridge
Very good
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Ed was amazing tonight at the Severn Transport Services Christmas Party in Welshpool, highly recommend, he will on our entertainment list each year.
diane watson
diane watson
Ed was invited to entertain our charity group, and we are all very pleased he did!. Entertainment wise he was spot on, involving all of our members with his magic tricks, good humour , and easy going attitude. It was really good to see all of our members so engrossed, paying attention and getting involved. Thank you Ed
nick moseley
nick moseley
I arranged for Ed to provide entertainment at our daughter’s wedding. Absolutely spot on. He made sure he engaged with every table, and the constant howls of surprise and delight made for a really great atmosphere after the main dining. Everyone really enjoyed it and said what a fantastic addition to the whole event it was. Thanks, Ed !
Laura Moseley
Laura Moseley
Ed was the magician at our wedding and was fantastic. He was great with all our guests and did some amazing magic tricks. He was great at going around the room and entertaining everyone. Also, thank you for teaching our flower girl and page boy a magic trick, they loved it !
Andrew Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Just hired Ed for a family party in Nantwich and he was awesome! I was very clear about what I wanted at the event and Ed delivered. Entertaining the little ones with balloon modelling and magic (sorry Ed - didn't think the balloon requests would ever end at one point!) and then walking around performing table magic for all the other guests. Feedback has been brilliant, with everyone impressed with the magic and feeling like they'd been entertained with some amazing tricks! And in terms of booking Ed - easy to communicate with, friendly, punctual and very accommodating. It was a great night, everyone had fun. Thanks Ed!!
Tracey Fowler
Tracey Fowler
Ed performed at my daughters wedding , he was brilliant, all our guests loved the magic he performed, he was entertaining funny and very professional, we wouldn’t hesitate to book him again and highly recommended him, Thank you Ed ⭐️




Ed Sumner is an experienced professional close up magician available to hire for events across London and the South East . His upbeat conversational style will bring your event to life! With a mix of incredible close up magic, impossible mind reading and conversational comedy, Ed's creates the stories you'll be sharing for years to come.

"Our guests loved him! His closing trick still has us baffled a month later!"

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Ed is hands down THE BEST close up magician we’ve hired. He provided table magic and a short cabaret show at our Christmas event and we’re still talking about him today. It’s April, and I’m about to book him again for this year. For anyone reading this and thinking about hiring any other magician. Don’t! Ed is the guy you need!

Angela Yates, London

Roy surprised us all with an incredible and most entertaining magician! Ed managed to fool everybody and kept everyone laughing all evening! The perfect entertainment!

Peter Jones, Central London

Incredible! Ed's magic was the highlight of the night for many of us at our recent awards dinner. He helped to bring everyone together and put everyone at ease. Ed is a true professional and it showed throughout!

Jacqui Porter, London


Close up magic is one of the most popular forms of events entertainment. I think that's because it takes place in a shared space. The audience are often involved in their own entertainment. That doesn't just mean picking a card. What actually happens is they get to laugh along with friends and often I hear things like, "you have to see this!" called across the room. You see, close up magic is a social thing, and people love to feel connected to their friends and family.

Well, that's how I perform as a close up magician! My magic is lively and upbeat but also approachable and conversational. It's a lot of fun to be involved with! It's not boring repetitive card tricks, and it's not just watching me do stuff.

Close up magic can take place as either walkaround entertainment, table magic during the course of a meal, or an exclusive close up magic show. Another great thing is that close up magic is flexible to fit into a variety of events.

As a professional magician, I know instinctively how to get the most out of your guests. I'll bring your event to life with incredible magic, impossible mind reading and conversational comedy! It will be an event everyone will remember for a long time.

Read more about close up magic.



Weddings are times for celebrating. Great, we've agreed on one thing. Do you find it strange then that some couples push entertainment down their list of priorities? I do.

I talk to lots of couples who tell me that their only entertainment plans are music for the evening, and I think that's a mistake. It's missing out on the fact that weddings are a long day, and even if they are waiting around, you don't want your guests to feel like they are waiting around! If we've agreed on a second thing - you don't want your guests feeling like they are waiting around - then maybe you should consider hiring a close up magician like myself.

My close up magic brings people together, and transforms your wedding from stiffness and formality into the celebration of the year! Hiring a close up magician for your wedding, means sharing comedy, conversation and incredible memories with those closest to you.

Read more about wedding magic here.

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close up table magician performing corporate events entertainment

There are hundreds of events taking place across London every day. Some will be successful, some will be poorly planned, rushed and probably, I'm sorry to say this, but a bit of a flop! How do you make sure your event falls in to that first category? Can I give you one small quick tip? Hiring a professional magician takes a lot of pressure off your event.

A quality close up magician is a people person. They instinctively know how to get the best out of people. At least, I know that's the case with my relaxed, conversational performances. I'm there to spark conversations in a fun way, and without having to resort to work talk.

I also know that I've often been able to smooth over any cracks that do appear. Is one of your speakers running late? Do you want to connect with one of your VIPs in a more personal way? Having an events expert on hand is really useful in these situations.

Read more about magic at corporate events in London - includes my close up magic (and my stage magic / events hosting options).


Private dining rooms offer the chance to entertain your guests in your own private space. What better way of making your guests feel even more special than with an exclusive performance of magic.

This performance of close up magic is usually for up to about 30 guests.* I'll provide two sessions of skillful sleight of hand magic, and impossible mind reading, presented in my upbeat but approachable manner. Each session lasts about 25 minutes. The best time for it, is after the main course, and then after dessert, but this can, of course, be adapted to suit your needs.

If you’re looking to impress your guests let's have a quick chat about how we can make your evening memorable for all the right reasons.

*smaller groups sometimes choose the even more exclusive chef's table.

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Get in touch today for an accurate quote or more information.

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A few excellent private dinning rooms in London.

The Jones Family Project, Shoreditch

116 Pall Mall, Westminster

34 Mayfair, Grosvenor Square

The River Cafe, Hammersmith


Yes, here's a few close up magic performances that stand out. Click to read more about the one that interests you.



It's easy to get in touch with me, either:


During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.


Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.


I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.



I’m always excited to hear about your plans, and where you see magic fitting in with your event. Complete the form below and I’ll get back to you very soon.

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It's useful to know what the event is, the time/s you are considering and how many guests might be there.

"The performance was fantastic and is still being talked about! Thank you for being so friendly, accommodating and professional, it has been a pleasure to deal with you."