London History Experience

Dickensian pubs, Shakespeare's Globe and historic tales from the Tower.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    £33.33  GBP per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Step back in time (not literally, unfortunately) and submerse yourself in the deep well of history in the city.

Discovering the stories that shaped this cosmopolitan city will give you a better appreciation of your surroundings, and anyway, everyone loves a good story - something London is certainly not lacking.

From the Tudors to the Blitz, these powerful tales of different times resonate throughout the city - but this is not your average history lesson.

Of course, if you would like to visit museums to learn more, our local London host will happily take you there (there’s a history buff or two among them), but if you’d prefer to see the historic sights for yourself and uncover a more unusual tale or two, just let us know.

From the cobbled streets where the Fire of London first started to the old grounds of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the historic silk trade of Spitalfields to the very pub where Dickens drank (a practical approach is key, so why not enjoy a drink while you’re here?) there’s a fascinating history around every corner.

An overused phrase we know, but in London it is literally true, you just have to dig a little deeper.

Experience highlights

  • Learn about London's past with a host who is passionate about its history

  • See the history of the city reveal itself as you explore some secret spots as well as historic landmarks

  • Follow your host to some of London's most significant sights such as the old grounds of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

  • Learn more about the historic silk trade history of Spitalfields or visit the very pub where Dickens drank

  • If hunger strikes, sit down in a historic and tuck into a traditional meal - after all, tradition is history, or something like that

  • Get recommendations for more historic spots to discover - the city is vast, so you couldn’t possibly see all of them in just 3 hours!

Good to know

What’s included

  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • Start when you like
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 1 reviews

February 2019


Lovely time lovely guide relaxed friendly and helpful.

Review by Vanessa P


5 average | 9 reviews

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!

Review by Chris P


4.5 average | 2 reviews

July 2018

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.

Review by Nancy S

Reviews for London


August 2019

Thank you for the happy memories

Gessica is a lovely young woman who has acquired a general knowledge of London through her student days. She is adaptable as to tour locations, and can ensure that you see what you particularly want to explore. I enjoyed my tour of Regent, Oxford and Carnaby streets with lunch at the Old George Inn. You will also gain much needed confidence in getting around by Underground during your stay in London.

Review by Guest -


July 2019

Eat Like a Brit

Carolina was a wonderful guide!. I enjoyed our night out and seeing different parts of London! The food was delicious! I would love to have Carolina as my guide for everything!

Review by John L


July 2019

Fabulous bespoke tour

City Unscripted listened to what type of tour we wanted it - and our fabulous tour guide Naomi provided it! We booked a bespoke tour to entertain a group of corporate clients and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

Review by Diana S

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