Paul

Great For
Business travellers, Children and families, High-end travellers, Parks and nature, Solo travellers, Young adults
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Local Insights
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100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

London is the greatest city in the world. The pubs, the parks and the people. It's a city of great culture, of great buildings and with history around every corner. I've worked in culture and social impact during my eleven-years in London, so I know about the galleries and events and the people who are making things happen in our great city. I'm particularly keen on getting off the beaten path, and showing people around the wonderful hidden surprises. The huge protest bookshop that has banned phones, the park with the unexpected World War 2 relic, the amazing floating record shop on a canal boat.. I also love to travel independently - I know the tube, but prefer to walk or cycle. See the real city!

Languages

English

My Interests

Seeing art galleries in East London - the unexpected quirky and independent places you find hidden a, Seeing London football matches - the songs, the atmosphere, Photography tours of the modern and brutalist architecture. Know Barbican and Canary Wharf particula, Cycling and running East London's amazing hidden parks and secret waterways, Traditional London pubs. Can't beat a good pint of locally-brewed beer!

Total: GBP
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in London

I love London's wide open spaces, great for photography and capturing memories. I love London's football culture - having a beer, the songs, the atmosphere. I love London's indie art scene; the unexpected galleries. I LOVE this city, it's diversity and energy. Proud to call it my home.

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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way