Adrian

Great For
First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers
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Local Insights
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100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Local 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

I am an experienced tour guide, artist and designer, with a passion for London. I was born and brought up here in London, which is the most vibrant mix of old and new. It has three thousand years of history, yet is always re-inventing itself. So it remains the most contemporary and cosmopolitan in the world, brim full of art, design, architecture, theatre and music. My interests are mostly based around, and my background is largely in; the Arts. Particularly fine art, pop art, graphic art, street art and architecture. I have a university BA Hons degree in Art and Visual Communication and I am also a designer and artist. There are many human stories to tell, behind London, behind it's history and behind it's art.

Languages

English

My Interests

Theatre, opera, arts, Cocktail bars, Sport (i.e. football)

Total: GBP
per adult

How it works

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tell us about you

Tell us about you, your personality and passions, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you are after

chat & plan

We'll assign the best Local Host for you (if you didn't book one directly) and your Host will be in touch to plan a personalised experience for you

explore together

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

My most exciting things to do in London

I would be great for those who would like to discover art, design, and the history of London. I am your perfect host when it comes to exploring the street art of Shoreditch, the streets of Central London, finding little corners and secret spots among the tourist buzz and for private tours of the British museum and the Tate Modern.

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Reviews

Gail | London

Adrian | London

Review by: Gail B
May 2018

4 hour walking tour with private guide in London

Never having been to London before, this seemed like the best way to see the highlights within our limited time frame. It was! Adrian came with a plan based on what we had told him beforehand that we wanted to see, and we did that plus other things that he suggested. His plan was flexible enough to go with whatever was happening yet structured enough that we covered it all in the allotted time while still learning many interesting things about the area. I would highly recommend a City Unscripted tour in any place you are visiting for the first time. They meet you and drop you back off at a place of your choosing and show you things you would probably not see in a short amount of time otherwise.

Frank and Joy | London

Adrian | London

Review by: Frank and Joy A
April 2018

London- City Unscripted - April 2018

This was a great walking tour. We had guide Adrian.. he was knowledgable, friendly, funny and very reactive to our needs. This was a great tour made a little more difficult because of the visit of the commonwealth heads. London was jam packed that day and VERY HOT. We had a private tour... just my wife and I.

Edwin | London

Adrian | London

Review by: Edwin M
January 2018

The Best!

Adrián is the best guide we have ever had. He was amazing and great with our kids. He is great!

Claus Michael | London

Adrian | London

Review by: Claus Michael D
November 2017

A perfect day

We had 4 hours of a hosted experience with Adrian Adler. It was amazing. Adrian is a very insightful and experienced guide who shares his passion for London in a wonderful way.

How many hours should you book?

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

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local 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