About Us


Unreal City Audio produces mesmerising, critically acclaimed tours of the greatest city in the world as live events, audio downloads, and smartphone Apps.

We’re a team of artists, writers, historians, musicians, actors, sound designers and developers proposing a new way of experiencing cities.

Written and performed by Oxford-educated experts in the more offbeat sides of London’s history and culture, energised by actors and musicians, and driven by witty and evocative narratives, an Unreal City tour is a cathartic voyages of discovery.

Matt Green

Duncan Brown


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In 2009, Dr Matthew Green completed a PhD in the history of the mass media at Oxford University. Unmoved by the prospect of a cloistered academic life he turned to popular history and now writes for the Guardian and Telegraph, appears in BBC television documentaries, and gives sell-out talks all over London. He is currently writing a book on 17th and 18th-century coffeehouses, building on his earlier pamphlet.

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Musician, writer and developer Duncan Brown was educated at Oxford, went on to train in journalism at City University and then worked as a digital strategist at Westminster. Uninspired by a government job, he co-founded Unreal City Audio with Dr Green in 2012. He now co-writes and manages the tours and unearths forgotten folk songs to accompany them.

Ed Shawcross

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After completing a degree in ancient and modern history at the University of Oxford, Edward Shawcross variously ran a bar on the French Riviera, taught English in (South) Korea and then Colombia, ran online and offline marketing campaigns for a London-based start up fashion label and organised events with high-profile public speakers for an international speaker agency. In 2012, he completed a masters in history at UCL where he is now researching a PhD on nineteenth-century French imperialism in Latin America.