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Topic: I see London, I see France....
Message: Posted by: Chrystal (Mar 16, 2011 10:55PM)
I'll probably see someone's underpants as I'll also be going to Amsterdam. :O)

Anyone recommend some good magic shops in London?

Thanks in advance
C
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 16, 2011 10:59PM)
Davenports is mandatory. It's old, dark and dusty... Smells like pee outside and will most likely be manned by a young guy that thinks he knows everything.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Mar 16, 2011 11:09PM)
When I was in London a decade ago, I stumbled across a small magic shop just outside and across the road from the main entrance of the British Museum. I think it was on a corner. If you are near the museum, check it out. There was also a good pub across the street from the museum.

If you are there, you might as well wander inside the museum itself and check this out:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/d/dr_dees_magic.aspx
Message: Posted by: balducci (Mar 16, 2011 11:12PM)
And I guess there is this one:

http://www.internationalmagic.com/

Can't vouch for it, though. But if it actually runs that conference it advertises, it must have something going on.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Mar 16, 2011 11:37PM)
I think balducci was thinking of Davenport's old place near the British Museum. They've since moved to a hole in the wall that's hard to find, in one of the tube stations. Yeah, it was pretty disappointing.
Message: Posted by: motown (Mar 16, 2011 11:59PM)
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On 2011-03-16 23:55, Chrystal wrote:
I'll probably see someone's underpants as I'll also be going to Amsterdam. :O)



Thanks in advance
C
[/quote]Oh yeah!
Message: Posted by: Erwin (Mar 17, 2011 04:20AM)
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On 2011-03-17 00:12, balducci wrote:
And I guess there is this one:

http://www.internationalmagic.com/

Can't vouch for it, though. But if it actually runs that conference it advertises, it must have something going on.
[/quote]

It has Jerry Sadowitz behind the counter... don't know how often he's there though.
Message: Posted by: Chrystal (Mar 17, 2011 10:36PM)
Thanks everyone!

Oh Davenports! Always wanted to go there so I will probably check it out as well as the other listed. Thanks so much!

C
Message: Posted by: critter (Mar 18, 2011 09:39AM)
OK Amsterdam... do you mean magic shops or magic brownie shops?
Message: Posted by: Chrystal (Mar 21, 2011 03:49PM)
How come everyone ask that when they find out I'm also going to Amsterdam? Ha Ha

I'm looking forward to visting Holland as I've got a special invite to a magic meeting..don't think they serve brownies.

Today, I spent the day walking around London aimlessly (without a map!) Just thought I'd be adventurous and see where I'd end up, and when I got tired I'd hail a cab. 8 hours later - it was a 45 min drive to my hotel! I was miles away! Must be all that dog walking I do at home with my 4 extra large dogs that I hadn't noticed how far I actually walked.
I can only handle being adventurous that one time..I now have net access and GPS again!
Message: Posted by: critter (Mar 21, 2011 03:51PM)
You should tell them more people will come if they serve brownies. It's Garfield's economic law of free chocolate.