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Big Ben to Covent Garden


8 reviews
4 hours | from £50.00 pp
Get the best of both worlds as you explore the most iconic sights between Big Ben and Covent Garden as well as discovering the hidden local spots tucked away in between and getting a Londoner’s perspective on life in the city. With your like-minded Local Host, wander through the Royal Parks and take in the main attractions from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, seeing this vibrant area through the eyes of a local. Tick the most famous sights off your bucket list, but uncover hidden gems and refuel at a cafe or pub that’s off the tourist trail for an authentic taste of local life.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local Host to discover Big Ben, Covent Garden and the best places in between! Explore the most iconic attractions as well as gaining a Londoners perspective on these famous spots and discovering a few hidden gems.

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Choose exactly what you’d like to see, taking your pick from Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James' Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden.

Follow the unique route which your Local Host has designed specifically to take in your chosen attractions, as well as including a few secret local spots along the way!

Spend time getting to know your Local Host who can give you advice, insider tips, and London travel hacks and suggest things to see, do and eat that they know you’ll love.  


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although you’ll visit famous attractions, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places and restaurants that are loved by locals, and that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook. 


How This Benefits You

With a Local by your side, you’ll be able to go beyond the superficial and connect with London and its people, getting to know what truly makes the city unique.

Get relevant advice to help you save time and money during the rest of your trip; using local insight you’ll be able to get around, skip tourist pitfalls and experience life like a Londoner.

See the main attractions with the benefit of local knowledge like the best times to avoid the crowds, but also explore off-the-beaten path areas where the locals really live.

Our Local Hosts can all speak English, but many also speak Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin, Indonesian, Arabic, Russian and many other languages so they can connect with you culturally as well as with your personality.


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local for a walking experience between Big Ben and Covent Garden 
* Visit the most famous sites like Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square
* Your local will design a unique route that takes in your chosen sights
* Stop for a drink in a traditional pub or local coffee shop 
* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay from your local 

Total: GBP
per adult
Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free


Gail B

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 A

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.

Christina M

Gessica is the BEST!

Gessica did an amazing job giving us a walking tour of London. She made is personal and was certain to find points of interest that each member of the family loved!

Luke S

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!