Davinia Gregory, Creative Director

A Londoner by birth, Davinia studied for a BA in Illustration at the University of Westminster and then for an MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum. During this time Davinia interned and worked at the National Portrait Gallery, Tate and V&A, also running private tours in the National Gallery and architectural tours in her home town of Milton Keynes. Following this she temporarily relocated to Paris, where her experience and reputation as an art history tour guide were solidified while working for the French capital's premier company for exclusive museum tours: Paris Muse.

Now a design historian and university lecturer with eight years of experience in museum work, her lecturing appointments include Loughborough and Bath Spa Universities. Her publications include: 'Dutch Wax and Display, London and the art of Yinka Shonibare' in the Intellect Publishing book Fashion and War in Popular Culture (2014), and 'An Empire of One's Own: Individualism and domestic built form in 21st century Jamaica' in the Fallan and Maffei book Designing Worlds: National Design histories in an Age of Globalisation.

Davinia's London: Travel is a part of all elements Davinia's work; her teaching focuses on design in major world cities from London to Shanghai, so unlocking the workings of many places is part of the job. However London is home:

'I am in love with many cities but no matter where I go, I exhale when I return to London. It is my city and I am truly glad to share my own knowledge and that of my fantastically creative friends, with interested travellers like those whom I have met on my journeys across the world.'