Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Local hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our Local hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
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'm an American expat in London for over 17 years. I've always been an Anglophile and moved to the U.K. because of my love of British history, culture, pop culture, music, fashion, television, and movies. I'm a bit of a geek but I guess some people would consider me to be cool. I'm a very creative, artistic person and have two Bachelor degrees; one in fashion design and the other in media production. I'm also a DJ and have worked in the music industry on and off for years. I fell in love with London the moment I stepped off the plane at Heathrow and basically became a Londoner by the time the Piccadilly line got into central London. I love the diversity of London. I love the history and architecture. I love the culture, high and low. I've lived here for over 15 years and I'm still discovering new things about it all the time. I'm a great CityUnspricted Local because no one else is as passionate about London as I am.



My Interests

I love indie music, especially Britpop, Blur is one of my favourite bands., Spending hours browsing in bookshops., Checking out new bands., Reading anything about the history and culture of London., Trying different craft beers at interesting pubs

Total: GBP
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How it works

find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Locals' profiles and book your favourite Local Host directly

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

Just walking around Soho or Camden and discovering things off the beaten path. Avoiding the touristy stuff and just wandering around. Popping into an interesting pub and meeting the local characters. The music scene in London is unparalleled, there is live music every night of the week.

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Bennett | London

Alison | London

Review by: Bennett M
September 2017

Alison was SO fantastic!

We were perfectly matched and got along famously. She really helped start off my visit on a high note. She knew lots of fun facts about the city & had great recommendations for the rest of my trip. Thank you, and Alison, so much for everything!

Luke | London

Alison | London

Review by: Luke S
June 2017

City Walking Tour

Alison did a great job with a customized experience. CityUnscripted contacted us less than a day after our booking to get informed about our preferences, and what we hoped to see. They assigned Alison and passed on the information we had provided. Alison planned a walking tour from Buckingham Palace, where we saw the changing of the guards, through St. James Park to Parliament Square, and along Whitehall to Trafalgar Square. From there, we went to Covent Garden. We recommend CU and Alison!

Kacey | London

Alison | London

Review by: Kacey L
June 2017

Great way to see the city

We did a 4 hour walking experience of London with Allison. Booking was very easy and Celine confirmed our reservation with ease. We did have a little hiccup with locals (our original local became unavailable) but Celine kept us updated and found the perfect host for us. All in all, it worked out seamlessly. On the day of our tour, Allison met us in our hotel lobby and we set out on our walking tour. The tour was completely customize able based on our likes and what we wanted to see. We wal

Dana | London

Alison | London

Review by: Dana A
June 2017

We Healed Each Other

My host Alison and I shared al lot of stories together tho not similar events but the similarities of whatever we were going through was incredible, i opened it and shared so much with comfort. shared new adventures in Hampstead Heath like kids..... talking about it would need a very long list. but i can simply say one sentence and i quote Alison "Thank you... We Healed Each Other". this says it all.

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