I was at a pub about 18 months ago and a really good magician was wondering around doing close up magic - not put on by the pub or anything, just there to drum up a bit of interest and entertain folks on a Saturday night.
He's called Magic Junior, is based in SW11, and can be contacted by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and has a website at www.magicjunior.com
I don't know if he'll come to SE1, but I was really impressed with him.
Used a great bloke last year called Willee Wontee - for a 7th not a 30th, but with plenty of adult jokes thrown in. Then he disappeared, only to be seen fleetingly in a newspaper picture entering 11 Downing Street to entertain some kids.
Dont know much about him except he was called Fergal (as is my son - so Fergals of the world unite) lived in Stockwell, mainly did charity gigs, and had a day job as a social worker.
Many children's entertainers are dire so I was hoping to hire him again - and he would be brilliant for big kids. Anyone know of him or where he went?