The Magic Circle is a hidden gem tucked behind Euston station and only ten minutes from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Oxford Circus. The home of the Magic Circle, it’s an events venue with flexible space depending on what you’re trying to create, as well as a very accommodating team, lead by Darren.
The entrance is impressive, with a floating spiral staircase, and there is a small club room on the ground floor that’s good for private dinners.
For cocktails and canapés, the obvious room to use is the Devant Room on the first floor, named after David Devant, the first president of the Magic Circle. It hosts around 100 for a reception, but can also host meetings and dinners. The room has a fascinating collection of magical apparatus housed in showcases lining the walls, including everything from Tommy Cooper’s fez to Houdini’s water chamber.
The Magic Circle Theatre on the upper floor holds 126 in the stalls, and 26 more if you use the balcony. Great for product launches (followed by a reception in the Devant Room), conferences and awards ceremonies, it’s a fully equipped theatre with everything you need.
The real treat is the mini museum in the basement, and I often use it for guided tours during a reception for 10 or so guests at a time. They also have a list of extremely knowledgable historians and guides who can delight your guests delving into the fascinating history of the Magic Circle.
No Magic Circle event is complete without a magician, and they have a recommended list of experienced corporate magicians. At one event, celebrating the merger of two law firms, I briefed the magician to do a card trick where the cards had the individual firm names written on when they went into the trick, and the card that came out had the newly merged firm’s name written on it.
To see some images of a corporate event in action in the Devant Room, check here.