London Architecture Tour
A Changing London
A London-based writer, historian and curator of architecture, Owen is currently Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane's Museum. Prior to that he was Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including most recently 'The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture' and 'Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination' in 2012. He is the author of five books, including 'From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor' (Reaktion, 2015), and is also the editor of three collections of essays. He has lectured internationally and has also appeared on national TV and radio.
Catherine qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2009, a City of Westminster Guide in 2006 and a City of London Guide in 2005. Catherine now tutors on the Westminster Guiding Course at the University of Westminster. She works part time at ITN as a broadcast journalist/ news editor and part time as a tour guide. Combining these two story-telling disciplines, Catherine also makes podcasts about unusual sites around London. Catherine used to work in an investment bank for over seven years. She now prefers sharing stories about London with visitors and helping them have a lovey time in the capital city. She has an MA in History of Art, an MA in broadcast journalism and a BA in Drama. She is a counsellor at Childline.
Although raised in the quintessential English picture postcard village, David has lived in London for over half of his life, and now considers himself very much a ‘City Slicker’. Fine Art trained and a former magazine art editor, David brings together all previous experience into guiding the quirky, beautiful, mysterious and thought-provoking within London. A life-long love and understanding of buildings enables David to offer specialist tours of both historic and contemporary architecture. The urban fabric of our multifaceted capital, and how it came to be, provides David with endless fascination, surprise and delight, and is his passion in guiding visitors.
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