Bertalan

Great For
Food & Drink, Off-the-beaten-path, Solo travellers
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our 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 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 eccentric, wacky and original guy who dances to the beat of his own drum. I have lived in London for over 10 years so I know the city like the back of my hand, especially the up and coming areas like Peckham, Camden and Shoreditch. I am super adventurous and I'm always looking for new places to explore and new people to meet. I am a ping-pong semi pro, I play the ukulele and I pride myself on being able to speak a phrase in nearly every language. I am currently learning to speak Japanese and I have many stories and even more jokes to tell. Join me in London for a few hours or even for the whole day and I will introduce you to some of London's best local areas, as well as the main attractions - whatever you prefer.

Languages

English, Hungarian

My Interests

Art, sports, Gardening, socializing, Sustainability

Total: GBP
per adult

How it works

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1. find and book

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

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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

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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.

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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

Pub crawls, art exhibitions, museums, coffee shops, diners, street art, artisan shops, table football, gigs

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  • Sophie Is Great For

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  • Languages

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Reviews

Szilvia | London

Bertalan | London

Review by: Szilvia F
June 2018

My husband loved this!

I booked this experience as a surprise for my husband. He loves beer and I know he enjoys trying local specialities... I wanted to book something which could be insightful and fun to do together in London, not too geeky as that would have been boring for me. So I found CityUnscripted and this is exactly what I was hoping for! We were matched with Bertie, who is similar age as us and loves travel and cares for the environment, just like us. I told him that my husband loved beer but I am more a gin person. He took us to some of his favourite places and we had a great time together! Bertie was generous with his time and shared loads of fun stories. Thank you!

Diana | London

Bertalan | London

Review by: Diana B
June 2018

Great food and great guide

We met our guide Bertie who was such a fun guy and he took us to try various typical British foods which were surpirsingly good! Of course we had fish and chips but we also discovered some other cheeses and foods we had never heard of! Bertie was so knowledgeable and funny and made this tour really fun! Thanks so much

Tamás | London

Bertalan | London

Review by: Tamás F
June 2018

Eye opening!

We are from Budapest and visited London over a week. We wanted to try some street food which is different from anything we get back home. We were matched with Bertie, the best host ever! Bertie listened to our dietary requirements and took us to 3 different markets. He explained the dishes and recommended the stalls that serve the best food, and also pointed at the once to avoid :P He convinced us to try some strange looking Indian food which was delicious. We bought some presents to bring back home and took loads of photos. We now know that London is not all about fish & chips! Köszönjük szèpen Bertie!

Dodo | London

Bertalan | London

Review by: Dodo K
November 2017

locals echange

We met with Berty as local hosts on exchange, he visited Amsterdam where I live. It was fun meeting up with him, he was very nice, he was listening to everything that I wanted to share about Amsterdam, he was asking many questions as well. I can imagine him being a really cool local host as well! We had a nice afternoon conversation, visited a museum and had some food. It was fun meeting up with him, I hope next time I'm in London he will guide me there.

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