When I found out that my boyfriend could ride a unicycle, juggle knives and churn out a few magic tricks, I knew I had to marry him. So when I found out that a basement in London was doing even just one of those three things, I knew I had to visit.
Waterloo has plenty of tricks up its sleeves when it comes to a night out, but Secret Cellar has more. A subterranean den in one of London's quirkiest bars (sup gracefully on under a giant moon or down a few next to creepy clown masks), Secret Cellar at Vaulty Towers is just the night out for those that are after the unexplainable thanks to an ever changing roster of magic shows. Invited down to try The Vienna Experiment (a paranormal investigation courtesy of Franklin Fitzroy-Smogg and Baron Gustav von Wraith), we were treated to 60 minutes of ultimate 'ooohs', 'aaahs' and 'oh reallys'. Without giving too much away (you have to try this creeping venture for yourself), no stone was left unturned when it came to unusual tricks, using the audience as guinea pigs, camp storytelling that harked of the Victorian era and the macabre art of the Ouija board.
Need more convincing? We liked the show show much, that knife juggler and I are hoping to book it for our wedding.
Secret Cellar can be found at Vaulty Towers in Waterloo. Enjoy everything from slight of hand to up close-up magic. Buy tickets to upcoming shows here.