Guide: Mike Althorpe

Mike Althorpe is an urban historian, architectural researcher, storyteller and guide 'The London Ambler' With a background in Fine Art and architectural history, between 2006 - 2009 Mike was part of architectural think tank Building Futures and from 2011-2015 was public programmes curator at the RIBA. Since 2016 he has worked with Karakusevic Carson Architects and in 2017 co-authored the practice-led book ‘Social Housing’ and curated the exhibition of the same name in London in 2017 and at New York’s Center for Architecture in 2018. In 2019 he was the recipient of RIBA Research Fund and published ‘Revolutionary Low Rise’ – a publication exploring international low rise, high density housing with Abigail Batchelor. 

Mike has produced tours and walking events for five years with collaborators and clients including; Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), The Architecture Foundation, Northbank BID, AA Night School, the London Festival of Architecture, Grosvenor, The London Society and Facebook.