About

The London Ambler is Mike Althorpe, an urban historian, architectural researcher, educator and story teller with a passion for the history, streets and buildings of the the greatest city on earth.

Graduating from Kingston University with a BA in Fine Art, Mike went on to complete a research MA at the University of Westminster focussing on London’s Architecture and spatial development. He has spent the past 18 years producing a variety of built environment events, publications, exhibitions and outreach projects.

Most recently he co-authored ‘Social Housing’ a book by RIBA Publishing and curated the exhibition of the same name in London in 2017 and at New York’s Center for Architecture in 2018.

The London Ambler’s collaborators and clients, past and present include: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), AA Night School, the London Festival of Architecture, Facebook, Grosvenor, Karakusevic Carson Architects and Pitman Tozer Architects.