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BIOARCHAEOLOGIST / PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST

LSO'S LONDON CUSTOMISED PRIVATE TOURS

TOURS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • BRITISH MUSEUM
  • BRITISH MUSEUM FOR KIDS
  • NATIONAL GALLERY
  • EAST LONDON
  • WEST LONDON
  • HISTORICAL LONDON
  • TATE BRITAIN
  • TATE MODERN
  • UNDERWORLD LONDON
  • NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
  • ROMAN LONDON

LAWRENCE SPECIALIZES IN BOTH FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL/SMALL GROUP TOURS THAT MAY BE TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC INTERESTS.  


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OVATIONS FOR Dr. OWENS

"...an exceptional tour guide. He provided excellent historical and human context to the objects in the British Museum and to the museum itself...was able to bring in his own field archaeological experience to enhance our understanding and appreciation for the amazing objects in the Museum and made our visit wonderful." 

"In my experience, the more important the museum, the more necessary a guide, and I am officially obsessed with the one we had for the British Museum. Lawrence Owens is a rockstar archaeologist who knows how to keep kids’ attention with gruesome stories about ancient civilizations while imparting more education in a couple of hours than I’ve ingested in years."

"Lawrence is a force of nature, especially with young learners. He is masterful at speaking a teenager's language and using the right mix of gore, surprise, and irreverence to focus on a few key, big points. The result is that the young mind comes away piqued and asking to go deeper. Mission accomplished. Bravo."

"I can't say enough positive things about our tour with Lawrence at the British Museum. He was incredibly engaging, super knowledgeable and quite funny. Our girls (ages 12 and 9) had the best time for the entire 2.5-3 hour tour. Suffice to say without Lawrence we would not have had anywhere near such a successful time. INCREDIBLE!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY. Definitely book a tour...if he's available!!!" 

"Dr. Lawrence Owens was truly a one of a kind guide. He was more than a guide. He was a professor and in the short time we spent with him received an amazing education." 


"We saw the British Museum through different eyes, and he even quizzed us at the end! He is a must do for our next visit!"

"Lawrence quickly established a wonderful rapport with our 11-year-old, and led us all on a witty, enlightening tour through what would otherwise have been an overwhelming collection of artifacts. His fascinating personal experiences directly related to the objects on display, as well as his deep (and sometimes irreverent) knowledge of the cultural and historical context surrounding them made everything come to life. Do not miss the Assyrian collection if you are in Lawrence's company!"


"In a word....AMAZING! In retrospect, it’s difficult to say whether it was the kids (9 & 7) or the parents (us) that were more intrigued by our time with Lawrence."


"We’ve all had people in our educational experiences that can make the topic 'come alive', Lawrence excelled in this arena. His mastery of the topics, and his ability to relate it to all ages was superb. Our time with Lawrence was truly one of the highlights of our time in London." 


"Nearly a month later we’re all still talking about it (Lawrence, I was listening to the Hardcore History podcast this weekend and they were discussing the Sumerians-thanks for the knowledge!)"


"On our next trip to London, a tour with Lawrence will be one of our priorities. We consider it a must!"

"If you come to London you MUST (book) Lawrence Owens. He is a bioarchaeologist and a London university lecturer. What better person to show you the history of this wonderful city? I came with two 19-year old teens and they can't stop raving about Lawrence and everything he showed and taught them. My daughter's friend was so inspired by his work and passion that she has decided to give college another try. Lawrence is a modern day Indiana Jones. Lawrence tailored our tour to sites he believed would interest us and he captured sites from one end of London to the other. He helped us obtain our Oyster cards and took us on the tube and buses so we would understand how to use them ourselves the rest of the week. If you take only 1 tour- book...Lawrence Owens."


"Lawrence was great! It was so nice having such an expert take us around. He really made an effort to adapt the tour for the kids."

"Lawrence was terrific, A+.  He had great energy, his good stories were fun and insightful, and we left with a deeper understanding of art through this period and geographies.  We could tell how much he enjoyed talking about the topics.  His presentation was fresh, full of interesting details and, at the same time, stitch together a narrative across time and place.  I would definitely book Lawrence again."


"Our kids are still talking about the tour of the British Museum and Rosetta Stone. They perfectly recall the answers to the quiz you gave them during our tour. We hope to see you again soon. A bientot!!"

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

LAWRENCE OWENS Ph.D.

"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE" 

~ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS