Who Is The London Storyteller?

Who Is The London Storyteller?

The London Storyteller, is Thomas Barclay Matchett, a cultural historian with a passion for sharing insight into the vocational art and science of storytelling.

A creative producer specialising in audio visual media; Tom is a storyteller through images, words and music.

He launched The London Storyteller as a way combine his passions for meeting new people and telling the many stories that the city offers. He has overseen its subsequent evolution to expand into thought leadership, team building and technological advances in the form of storytelling through augmented reality.

Prior to founding The London Storyteller he worked across a diverse range of sectors from publishing to private medical with a specialism in entertainment and digital platforms. He has led teams to develop innovative new digital products and is a qualified advocate of the agile development framework; scrum.

As a musician and writer, he has performed and toured internationally. He has made films about leading international fine artists and continues to develop new innovative creative work.

As a content producer, he has produced documentary videos exploring the work of leading artists, bespoke private commissions for team development and overseen broadcasts of leading international art festivals.

He is a double graduate of the University of Kent with his thesis on the Revolutionary Life & Art of Gustav Metzger noted as a major contribution to art history.

His interests include music, film, art, motor racing, architecture, technology and history. His favourite band is The Who and in 2010 organised a convention for Who fans.

He has lived in London’s Crouch End for nearly twenty years enjoying stunning views of the finest city on earth from one of its highest points.

"Tom cares deeply about people and his craft - He has a unique ability to straddle both technical and artistic skills in a unique way. In the 9 years we've worked together he's always been liked, dependable and produced results."
Damian McAlonan
CEO & Global Mobility Leader
"It is going to be hard to put into words how amazing our first day in London was with Tom. My father is 77 and he was overwhelmed with his first day and how excited he was with what Tom showed us. I was overwhelmed with the enjoyment of the day with Tom, but in particular the care and incredible kindness Tom showed to my father. Tom is so professional and his knowledge, ability to answer questions is outstanding, but at the same time the way Tom personalised the day far exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend enough spending your time in London with Tom.
Megan Avard
CEO, Australia
"Tom is very personable and creates an experience that is both fun and informative. He is a wonderful host and guide. We loved our tour and appreciated all the pictures he took for us and the fabulous recommendations he made for the rest of our London vacation."
Michelle Nikolai Topping
Traveller, United States