What you'll do
Interested in London's history but not keen to fall into the tourist traps? Then let a local show you around, with a totally personalised, unique and flexible experience based solely on your interests and passions.
From the little known old grounds of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, to the cobbled streets where the Fire of London first started, from the historic silk trade history of Spitalfields to the pub where Dickens drank - there's local knowledge bursting from all corners of this ancient city.
Follow the unique route which your local has designed specifically around the periods in history you are most interested in which takes in your chosen attractions as well as including a few secret local spots along the way!
Spend time getting to know your local who can give you advice, insider tips, and tricks and suggest other historic places in the city to visit while you're in the capital.
* 100% Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a knowledgable Local Host
* Local and personal insights into London's offbeat history
What's Not Included
* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
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.
* Join a local who is as passionate about history as you are
* See the history of the city reveal itself as you explore a local neighbourhood or visit famous sites
* Your local will customise your experience to the eras of London’s history that you’re interested in
* Get tips and tricks from your local on other historic places in the city to visit
London History Experience | LondonReview by: Nancy S
Nice Personalized Tour of London
We had a lovely tour of London. Both my husband and I had been here before so we weren't interested in going to the same tourist stops. My husband is very interested in WWII history so we asked our local host, Chris, to take us to places significant to that time period. He came prepared with his research and showed us around central London explaining things as we went.
London History Experience | LondonReview by: Chris P
I have always been passionate about history. Travelling with my teenage son I was after a tour which could be interesting for me and not boring for him. I found CityUnscripted online and this is exactly what we needed. Elle knew loads of facts and showed us interesting places. She is young and charming and she made the itinerary fun also for my son Leo. She came up with suggestions and since time was too short to do everything she thought of we extended the time with her by an extra hour. Thank you Elle for the great experience and your flexibility!
London History Experience | LondonReview by: Brad F
So many stories!
I love history, my wife isn't so keen but even she was captivated by the stories and anecdotes. Like Rome (where we also had an amazing experience with CU), London has so much to give - too much to cover on your own or even in one day but this was brilliant- just wish we'd had longer.
London History Experience | LondonReview by: Daniela B
Very knowledgable host
Valentina showed me and a friend around Greenwich, I loved it. She told us all about the history of the area, and I could tell she was really passionate about it. After this we had a nice browse in Greenwich market and we sat down for a coffee and a little chat. It was a lovely day!