Address: Grand Royale London Hyde Park, 1-9 Inverness Terrace, London W2 3JP
Fans of the outlandish and those who want to enjoy an evening of wonder and entertainment during their time in the English capital should prepare themselves for some fun at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park.
The Magic Hour is a perfect attraction that all lovers of the child-like amazement that comes with watching a great magician ply their trade up close and in person will not want to miss.
Top facilities at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park
For anyone with a hankering for a magical experience, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park should be their first port of call when booking a stay, as the hotel offers a wealth of great facilities in addition to the joys of The Magic Hour.
Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi both in their room and in all public areas, while the establishment also offers its own bar and restaurant (breakfast only).
An array of around-the-clock facilities will also ensure that guests have everything they need during their stay, with 24-hour concierge services, a 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service (with in-room dining available).
Other standout facilities that visitors will enjoy include air conditioning throughout the building, luggage room facilities to store belongings, business services, multilingual staff, European and US plug adaptors available upon request, a wide variety of room sizes and baby cots for families with young children.
Altogether, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park is a welcoming and luxurious place to stay for anyone hoping to enjoy some time in the English capital, with the location of the hotel also second-to-none in terms of convenience for guests to explore the many amazing local attractions.
Indeed, with such close proximity to Hyde Park and a host of other great sights to see and experiences to enjoy, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park can be the perfect staging point from which to plan an assault on the fabulous attractions of the English capital.
What’s so special about the Magic Hour?
Visitors hoping to enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment need not travel far though, as the Magic Hour could be the perfect choice for anyone with a hankering for fun and mystery.
Described by Sir Roger Moore as “one of the finest magicians I have ever seen”, Tony Middleton – also known as Sonic – is an internationally-renowned magician and author who offers the chance for guests to enjoy up-close entertainment that will leave their mind boggled and pulses racing.
Held in the beautifully ornate lounge of the Grand Royale London Hyde Park, the show incorporates flawless sleight of hand with the wonderful stage presence of Middelton to leave guests enthralled and with a sense of wonder.
Having completed several five-star reviews at theatres across London, as well as having featured on the ITV1 television series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and toured the world, Middleton aims to bring back the Victorian ideal of the stage illusionist and trickster that was so iconic to the ‘golden age of magic’ at the turn of the 20th century.
The Magic Hour has received an array of five-star and exemplary reviews during its time, with the Royal National Theatre going as far as to say the show is: ‘Fantastic – friendly, slick and totally professional’.
How to book tickets
Anyone wishing to enjoy a fun-packed evening at the Magic Hour should plan to book their place in advance, with a limited number of seats available to each show (45 maximum).
Tickets are available to book up to two months prior to the show that guests would like to attend, with two packages available for visitors to enjoy – admission will cost £25 for a standard show and £40 for a show, plus cocktails and programme.
All performances begin promptly at 8 pm and seating is unreserved. Latecomers are also warned they may be refused entry. For anyone wishing to head along slightly earlier and enjoy the pre-show drinks reception, this begins from 7.30 pm each evening.
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Guests can book tickets either online by heading to the official website of the Magic Hour, or alternatively they can be purchased in advance from the hotel’s reception.
Show times and restrictions
Shows are held every week on Thursday and Friday evenings and last for approximately one hour and 40 minutes, with a 15-minute interval.
Guests are reminded that due to the restrictions taking place in a listed building, the venue can unfortunately not meet the needs of guests with wheelchairs. Meanwhile, visitors are also reminded that the show is aimed at adults, and as such is not suitable for young families with children under the age of ten.
An understanding of English is also essential for those who wish to fully enjoy the show.