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London History Experience


5 reviews
3 hours | from £40.00 pp
Unlock London’s incredible history with a like-minded local who can help reveal the city’s past as well as giving you a taste of contemporary life! Your local will share an authentic side of London with you as you discover famous sites and explore historic neighbourhoods which have helped shape the city into the place we love today. From the Tudors to the Blitz, London’s history can be seen everywhere in the city - you just have to know where to look! So with a local by your side, immerse yourself in London’s past, discover hidden spots and hear the history of the city through a local!
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local Host on a unique and personalised experience, which will allow you to learn more about the local and authentic history of London, based on the dates and periods which interest you! Discover London’s historic attractions, as well to explore hidden spots that have their own version of history to tell that you won’t find in a guidebook! Explore historic neighbourhoods and see how the city’s past has helped to shape it into the multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city it is today.Read more +

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.  



What's Included

* 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)


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 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 

Total: GBP
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Vanessa P

London History Experience | London

Review by: Vanessa P
February 2019


Lovely time lovely guide relaxed friendly and helpful.

Chris P

London History Experience | London

Review by: Chris P
March 2018

Spot on!

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!

Brad F

London History Experience | London

Review by: Brad F
March 2018

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.

Daniela B

London History Experience | London

Review by: Daniela B
December 2016

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!