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Tj Shoesmith – Magician and member of the Magic Circle

Tj is a London Magician, who lives on the outskirts of the city and is often the first to be hired for events within the capital. Tj has performed at numerous venues throughout London, including The Grosvenor House, Armourers Hall, The Savoy Hotel and many others. Various premiership football clubs in the capital have also employed him including, Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic.

Tj is a Member of London’s Inner Magic Circle and has won the clubs close up magician of the year competition.

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Experienced Magician

With over fifteen years experience both here and abroad he is ideally suited to corporate and private functions. With an emphasis on entertainment, Tj will both amaze and amuse you at the same time. He is ideal as an icebreaker at cocktail parties or as a table magician at banquets and corporate dinners. Having entertained VIP’s, politicians and movie stars he is able to handle the formal world of corporate entertainment.

Past Clientele

Tj has worked for high profile companies in London, including Bloomberg, Herman Miller and London Zoo. He has also appeared at many comedy magic evenings in London including Conjuring at the Court and Madam Jo Jo’s.

Often employed as a magician in London (and throughout the whole UK) for both close-up and cabaret work. Tj is an award-winning UK Magician who will be the highlight of your event or party. Have a look at the videos and testimonials to see what others think of him and his performance.


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Read more about some of the past venues I have performed at below.

The Magic Circle

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London Magician Tj Shoesmith back at the Magic Circle

It was fabulous to be back at the Magic Circle performing on the main stage at one of those evenings which are affectionately called the “At Homes”. I’m not quite sure from where the term sprung, but it consists of an evening of magic and comedy performed around the Circle building. This culminates in a [...]

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London at Christmas

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London Close Up Magician at Social City

Here I am working as a London close up magician for the first time since Christmas. I'm in the capital, working for Nevado, who help create and establish digital businesses around the world. I was re-booked as I had worked for the company before; the first was at another London restaurant Zetter Townhouse a couple [...]

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Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Magician Tj Shoesmith working at the Nags Head

After 20 years of performing magic, I found myself working as a Covent Garden Magician. This was a nostalgic event. I spent many a teenage day in this very spot watching magicians and jugglers work the street. One of the hardest jobs to do, building a crowd is real science and takes a great deal [...]

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Merchant Taylor London

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City of London Magician – Tj Shoesmith at Merchant Taylors’ Hall

I’m back working as a city of London magician. Since the late summer, I have been what is known as out of town! Now here I was walking the streets of London once again to work on a marvellous job at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the centre of the capital. My father went to [...]

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Headstone Manor

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Harrow Magician Tj Shoesmith performs at a wedding at Headstone Manor

I performed as a Harrow Magician for a wedding at the Great Barn at Headstone Manor this week. I was asked to appear at as a wedding magician for a couple who were celebrating the recent ceremony. Recently I visited the Manor with my children, as a friend of ours was entertaining at an open [...]

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Fleet Street

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Fleet Street Magician Tj Shoesmith performs at The Punch Tavern London

I was working as a London Fleet Street Magician in one of the most talked about streets in the city. What a great mid-week job this was. I was able to perform close up magic around the tables followed by a short cabaret before the guest left for the boat trip home. The Venue The [...]

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Bar 191 Wimbledon

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Wimbledon Magician Tj Shoesmith performs at the Bar 191

Living close to the capital I am often asked to perform there this time as a Wimbledon Magician both with close-up and cabaret magic. On this occasion everything was just perfect. Let me explain. It is always nice to be re-booked. Nearly two years ago I performed at a company Christmas party in the heart [...]

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Queen Adelaide

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South London Magician at the Queen Adelaide Putney

This week I worked as a South London Magician performing magic at a family event at Queen Adelaide in Putney. This was a very mixed group of ages ranging from small children to grandparents. It took place on a Saturday afternoon with guests arriving from about 12.30pm. I was booked to perform both close-up and [...]

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Quo Vadis London

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Soho Magician Tj Shoesmith at top London Restaurant – Quo Vadis

Living near the capital I often work as a Soho magician in or around London. On Saturday night I was invited to perform a mixture of close up magic and cabaret magic for a small group celebrating a birthday in one of the small private rooms at Quo Vadis The Venue This is a restaurant [...]

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M V Edwardian

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London Magician TJ Shoesmith Aboard the High Seas on M V Edwardian

I was invited to perform as a London Magician on the M V Edwardian. This is a beautiful boat which was apparently built by Richard Branson in the 1980s for his own personal use. It consists of a lower deck which appears to be modelled on a plush London club, with oak-panelled walls. There is [...]

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Hot Cup Bob

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London Magician TJ Shoesmith with Hot Cup Bob, Cafe Connections

I was engaged by Café Connections to work as a London magician performing at their open day in the city. They are a company based in Iver so as a promotional exercise they took over the Dutch Hall, near Moorgate, for an afternoon. Cafe Connections @CafeCLtd May 18th 2017 The best #closeup #magician any of [...]

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58VE London

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London Magician at the 58VE to entertain staff and clients

I work as a close-up magician in London regularly and have seen some wonderful venues old and new. It was a great pleasure to perform on at the 58VE as I’m sure it will establish itself as a top London venue. The 58VE is a wonderful brand new venue, overlooking the river Thames. This tall [...]

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Marylebone Hotel London

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Close Up Magic at the Marylebone Hotel Launch Party

“Thank you once again for the amazing performance at our launch event.” Marylebone Hotel Event Organiser At Christmas, I performed, close-up magic and cabaret, at the Marylebone hotel for a corporate client. I met the organiser of the event for the hotel on the day and we exchanged cards. A few weeks later I got [...]

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London Rowing Club

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Close Up Magic for London Rowing Club

Last week I was performing at a corporate event for PCR a London-based company. The company deals with company rescue and consequently there were many different professions within the group. There were members of the legal profession as well as administration and management. It was being held during the day, most often these events are [...]

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Skinners Hall London

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Tj Performs as a Wedding Magician at Skinners Hall, London

This is a wonderful wedding venue. A Neo-Georgian grade 1 listed building right in the heart of London. Perfect for weddings and close up magic. Skinners' Hall dates back to the 1600's and has many authentic features. Tj performed on the summer terrace during the reception and then in the dining room during the wedding [...]

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London Comedy

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Tj back Conjuring at the Court London

Last month I was invited to perform as a magician at London's Conjuring at the Court. I am lucky enough to make a yearly appearance at this wonderful comedy and magic night. Mark Jennings is always in attendance and is the best photographer of magic and the allied arts I know. The photographs below were taken [...]

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Grange City Hotel

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Tj performs at the Grange City Hotel

This week I performed for the first time at The Grange City Hotel in central London. This is a very plush establishment and ideal for close-up magic. The event was held outside which is a bit of a risk, however, the weather was perfect and the guests were great fun. Working in London as a [...]

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Athenaeum Pall Mall

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Tj performs in the Athenaeum Pall Mall

Last night I worked for my longest standing clients at the Athenaeum, Pall Mall. We have known each other for many years and he has employed me for private and corporate events which he has organised. This time the venue was the Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London. This members club was designed by an architect who was only [...]

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Magic with Joe and Wayne

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Magic Monday at Leicester Square with Joe Pasquale

This week I was asked to perform at the Storm Club in Leicester Square as part of a weekly magic/comedy night called Magic Monday. Many London magicians were present and the audience included Wayne Dobson. This venue was the home of the Comedy Store for many years before it moved a few hundred yards away to [...]

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QI Wrap Party

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TJ performs at the QI Wrap Party

On Wednesday evening I was asked to perform Close up Magic at the QI wrap party for Talkback. Unfortunately I was unable to see the show itself but heard great things. Many famous people were in attendance. You can see me here with Alan Davies and Phil Jupitus. “Performing for the camera men and women was [...]

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Back at the Court

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TJ Conjuring at the Court for fourth time

Conjuring at the court takes place at the Drayton Arms on the last Thursday of the month. It usually comprises of four magicians, plus a host, and last for about two hours. Run by two London magicians, Russell and Stephen, who have managed to get some big names to perform for them over the years. [...]

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HAC London

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TJ performs Magic for HAC Charity Event

This week I worked as a London Magician at HAC. It was for an event held in the Long Room. The Guest of Honour was Ann Widdecombe MP, who was delightful and turned out to be a great lover of magic. I have noticed that she has been photographed and quoted by several magicians. It was a [...]

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15 London

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Tj hired for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant On new years eve, I was employed as a Magician to work at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in London, called Fifteen. Inspired by his reality TV programme some six or seven years ago. Young Chef’s work a year’s apprenticeship in this modern establishment, with the hope of progressing in this competitive industry. This is a [...]

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Raddison Heathrow

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London Magician at the Raddison Heathrow with friends

The highlight of the week was working with a few London Magicians at the Radisson Hotel at Heathrow. It is the second year in a row we have been invited to perform at the DAF annual dinner. With nearly one hundred tables it takes a number of close up magicians to make an impact. Working [...]

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London Clubs

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Tj working for Premiership Football Clubs

Premiership Football Clubs Magic This month I have had the pleasure of performing for two premiership football clubs. Firstly, I performed close up magic in the corporate hospitality at Tottenham FC before the last game of the season. The member’s area contains a labyrinth of corridors and executive boxes. I moved from floor to floor performing for members [...]

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Questors London

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Tj performs at Questors Theatre in London – Close Up Magician

Questors Theatre London - Lots of Magic On the 7th of January, I was involved in the launch of Lots of Magic. A new business venture put together by a couple of my friends, a sort of eBay for magicians. Magicians are notorious for buying effects and utility devices they never use. In fact, I would hazard a [...]

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Artillery Gardens

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Tj performs magic for Artillery Gardens Conference Awards – London

A few weeks ago I was asked to perform as a London Magician at The Conference Awards hosted by Ruby Wax. What are the conference Awards? Well, their website describes the awards as an event, “Designed to recognise and champion excellence, they are a true celebration of success and innovation in the conference industry.” It [...]

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Paypal 10th Anniversary Party

Last Tuesday I was performing as a magician at Lloyds of London in Lime Street, for Paypal’s 10th anniversary celebration. Yes Paypal has been going for a decade. The Lloyds building is magnificent with high security and impressive facilities. We were working in The Old Library, a basement facility, which looks slightly out of context, walls [...]

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Tickets For The Troops

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Entertaining the Armed Forces at The Magic Circle London

This week I performed at the Magic Circle for the Tickets for Troops Charity. Tickets for Troops was set up so companies and events could offer free tickets to those serving in the Armed Forces. There patron Joanna Lumley describes the charity arrangement as a, “Win Win Situation”. Seven hundred personnel applied for tickets but [...]

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