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“I would strongly recommend Jonathan to any city visitor on business or pleasure.”

Sir Terry Leahy

Liverpool tours recommended by Sir Terry Leahy and Michael Palin

Share the City testimonials from Sir Terry Leahy and Michael Palin

“Jonathan, you are the guide par excellence of buildings in the city.”

Michael Palin OBE, President of the Royal Geographical Society

Liverpool tours recommended by Sorbonne University and Chinese architecture centre

Share the City testimonials from Professor Xavier Desjardins of the Sorbonne University, Paris, and Dr. Ying Ying Tian, of the China Design Centre.

“We have been delighted by the quality of your welcome.  We hope the partnership between Liverpool and Paris will continue.”

Prof. Xavier Desjardins, University of Paris, Sorbonne-Pantheon

Liverpool tours recommended by Anna Minton, author of Ground Control, and Sunday Times Environment Correspondent Charles Clover

Share the City testimonials from Anna Minton, Penguin Books and Charles Clover, Sunday Times

“Jonathan’s knowledge of Liverpool’s sharp contrasts makes for an engaging and well-informed insight into the forces shaping one of Europe’s most dramatic urban environments.”

Charles Clover, Sunday Times Environment Correspondent, and Chairman, Blue Marine Foundation

 

Liverpool tours recommended by MEUSE foundation, WSP Group and Katerina Broms

Share the City tour testimonials from Jan Jager, Editor in Chief ‘Vital Cities’ and MEUSE Foundation field trip director, Katerina Broms and WSP Group

“What a fantastic city you live in.  I fell in love with it again. Of course also because we’ve had a great time!

Jan Jager, Editor in Chief ‘Vital Cities’, and Field Trip Director, MEUSE Foundation

 

Location expertise and media research support from Share the City recommended by Restoration Man George Clarke and author and Guardian/Observer journalist Ed Vulliamy

Share the City testimonials from Restoration Man George Clarke and Observer journalist and author Ed Vulliamy

“JB – thank you for all your wisdom, expertise and patience during the filming… you really were an invaluable source of knowledge and it was a pleasure to work with you!”

Emmy Award Nominated ‘Great British Property Scandal’ with George Clarke.

 

Entertaining and educational urban tours of Liverpool and Machester, recommended by Sir Simon Jenkins of the Guardian and ceramic designer and manufacturer Emma Bridgewater

Share the City – Recommended Liverpool tours, as enjoyed by Sir Simon Jenkins of the Guardian and pottery designer and manufacturer Emma Bridgewater

“A thousand thanks for your brilliant tour.

I saw Liverpool as never before, the good, the bad, the ugly and the lovely.  

In particular I appreciated your planner’s eye for detail and visual nuance.”

Sir Simon Jenkins, Guardian journalist, author and Chair, National Trust.

 

Charles Clover, Columnist, The Sunday Times; Author, The End of the Line; Chairman, Blue Marine Foundation.

Charles Clover, Columnist, The Sunday Times; Author, The End of the Line; Chairman, Blue Marine Foundation. Pic: Sunday Times

“Jonathan’s vivid analysis goes far beyond the usual tourist trail to dig deep beneath the skin of this proud old metropolis.  His knowledge of Liverpool’s sharp contrasts makes for an engaging and well-informed insight into the forces shaping one of Europe’s most dramatic urban environments.”

Charles Clover, Sunday Times

 

Ed Vulliamy, Guardian/Observer columnist and author.

Ed Vulliamy, Guardian/Observer columnist and author. Pic: The Guardian.

“Jonathan leads you through, and explains, a landscape with a rich and textured history.  Brown’s love for what is valuable, and his rage at the march of mediocrity, are palpable and infectious.”

Ed Vulliamy, Senior Correspondent, Guardian and Observer

 

Anna Minton, Guardian columnist and author, Ground Control.

Anna Minton, Guardian columnist and author, Ground Control. Pic: AnnaMinton.com

“Thank you so much for showing me around Liverpool so well.  It was invaluable. The trip you took me on really brought to life one of the most compelling stories I tell in my book.  It was memorable, full of insights, and very enjoyable.”

Anna Minton,  Penguin Books, Author of ‘Ground Control’

 

“Hi there Jonathan, we had three really interesting days. And we appreciate how you took the time to show us around. The weather was NOT nice, but you seemed so cool about it so it probably isn´t that unusual?”

Katarina Bröms, Director of City Planning in Jönköping, Sweden

 

“Your help was much appreciated last Tuesday and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide.”

Beth Ripper, WSP Group

 

Liverpool Tour with Department of Landscape Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li City, Taiwan

Liverpool Tour with Department of Landscape Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li City, Taiwan

“It is our honour that we met you in the Liverpool trip. I am sure that the students and I learned a lot from you about the City of Liverpool, and we should arrange more days in Liverpool for the next year programme.  As you say, there are many great landscape examples which are worthy to visit! The attachments are the photos of you with us.  These definitely are great memories!”

Professor Rung-Jiun Chou, Department of Landscape Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li City, Taiwan

 

Marcus Binney CBE, Founder of SAVE Britain's Heritage; Author. Pic: Nemesis Republic

Marcus Binney CBE, Founder of SAVE Britain’s Heritage; Author. Pictured with Robert Hradsky (right) at the SAVE Liverpool exhibition, 2009. Pic: Nemesis Republic

“For a lively tour of Liverpool, full of architectural treats and delights, peppered with a constant stream of enlightening and amusing anecdotes you cannot do better than JB. His knowledge is all encompassing and lightly worn.  For Liverpool it’s definitely the best day out in history!”

Marcus Binney CBE, President, SAVE Britain’s Heritage

 

“There is nothing comparable to wafting across the city with a companion of such great knowledge and passion, whose forgiving eyes can also see all her faults.”

Adam Wilkinson, Director Edinburgh World Heritage Site

 

“Thanks very much for yesterday, it was excellent!  Just the thing to get the students thinking and very much appreciated at such short notice.”

Dr. Sue Kidd, University of Liverpool Department of Civic Design and Geography

 

“Jonathan is a great personal guide, who could surprise us (two Dutch planners, working in the field of real estate and infrastructure) many times on the intensive Liverpool tour by foot and by car.  

From interesting residential developments, through modern shopping centres up to old desolated harbour areas, Jonathan knows them all!  

Almost at the end of the 6 hours tour he took us to  a hill for a beautiful view by sunset. Highly recommended! Erik & Han”

International Planning Congress, Salzburg

Han Joosten (www.bouwfonds.com) and Dr. Erik van der Kooij (www.appm.nl)

 

George Clarke and his team interviewed Jonathan extensively for the hit Channel 4 Documentary 'Property Scandal'

George Clarke and his team interviewed Jonathan extensively for the hit Channel 4 Documentary ‘Property Scandal’

14-01-17 George Clarke Property Scandal

Website for George Clarke’s Great British Property Scandal, for which Jonathan provided research and consultancy.