London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience
London history experience

London history experience

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

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    £32.50  GBP
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

From the Tudors to the Windrush Generation, powerful tales of different times resonate throughout the city - but this is no average history lesson. From its beginnings over 2000 years ago - London was founded by the Romans - right through to today, see London’s past come to life as you visit historic landmarks. Maybe you’d like to explore the Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and imagine the city of Elizabethan times. Or perhaps discover what the city was like during WWII and descend into an out-of-use tube station where Londoners sheltered from the Blitz. But more than this, your host can share with you the histories that you don’t find in the British Museum, like the stories from the Black British Civil Rights movement.

Where you’ll go

Explore central London and discover the stories which helped shape London’s patchwork history. In central London, over 2000 years of history are concealed in plain sight - and most people walk right past, or over it. On the Strand, a busy road which runs parallel to the north bank of the River Thames you could discover Aldwych tube station - disused but perfectly preserved - where Londoners hid from WWII bombings. Stroll past Cleopatra’s Needle on your way to cross the river, or head straight for the historic south bank and explore landmarks like the 1000-year-old Borough Market - via Blackfriars Bridge, which was the setting of a Black British Civil Rights march in the 80s. Not something you’d know without your host to share it with you!

  • London history experience
  • London history experience
  • 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

  • Hear histories of London’s people which reveal the real history of the city

  • Get recommendations for more fascinating spots to discover - in such a historic so you couldn’t possibly see all of them in just 3 hours!

This experience will be personalized to you!

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

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

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. 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


Lovely time lovely guide relaxed friendly and helpful.

February 2019

Reviewed by Vanessa P , hosted by Maud

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!

March 2018

Reviewed by Chris P , hosted by Elle

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.

July 2018

Reviewed by Nancy S , hosted by Christian

Reviews for London

Discover Shoreditch, London´s Coolest Neighborhood

Maria provided a lovely, relaxed introduction to Shoreditch. We visited local markets (food, vintage clothing, art) and she pointed out fun historical tidbits all along the way. Very much appreciate her detailed review of my wishes for the tour - she planned the perfect morning! Highly recommend and would do another tour with her anytime!

Reviewed by Anne F, hosted by Mariagrazia

Toured War Museum and Roman Ruins

My father is in a wheelchair and had specific places he wanted to go. I asked for a guide who could be sensitive and supportive of his needs. Ana Maria was fabulous! She knows the city, adjusts quickly to changing needs, and has a get-to-yes attitude. She helped me learn how to navigate the cultural and logistic issues of traveling around London and England. I am so glad that I reserved this tour - made the rest of the trip so much better in so many ways!

Reviewed by Carolyn B, hosted by Ana Maria

We loved this tour!!

This was a really great way to spend an evening in London. Our guide Anna was very engaging and knowledgeable. She works in marketing but we discovered she is a food geek in her spare time. It was great to feel a bit like Londoners for a few hours! This is exactly what we were hoping for. Soho is full of tourists but somehow Anna managed to scoop us away to eat and drink at a couple of eateries that other tourists didn't even consider. We tried a wonderful variety of small bites and drinks. and had a wonderful evening with Anna.

Reviewed by Karen M, hosted by Your Perfect Local

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