London Architecture Tour
A Changing London
Following her studies in History of Art at Edinburgh and Oxford universities, Emily first joined Context in the Rome office in 2013. On her return to the UK, she began working as a docent while completing her doctorate in eighteenth-century British portraiture at Oxford University. She has worked in museums, historic houses and the commercial art world in various capacities and is now the Assistant Curator of Paintings at the V&A. Emily has tutored students of all ages on various aspects of the history of art, has published on both art and travel.
Paul was one of the youngest ever Blue Badge Guides to qualify since the profession of Blue Badge Guiding began. A descended from the Shaw & Hardwick family of architects who worked in London throughout the entire 19th century Paul's passions are equally divided between history, architecture and the history of ethnic Britain.
Peter is a working London black cab driver whose biography reads like a picture postcard book of the Capital. Born ‘within the sound of the Bow Bells’, he has spent his whole life living and working in London. He spent his formative years as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, later graduating with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. While studying for the ‘Knowledge of London’, London’s legendary taxi-driver test, he worked as a driver on the city’s iconic red Heatherwick buses. He loves sharing his unique insights and observations of his home town with visitors from around the world.
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