Must See London with a Local Twist

A 1000 year old food market, the Royal Parks and unimaginably diverse neighborhoods.

(7 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    £50.00  GBP per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Discover London’s most famous attractions, as well as getting in on the secret of where some hidden local spots are just around the corner from these iconic landmarks. From a wine bar hidden underneath Trafalgar Square to Maltby Street Market near the world famous Borough Market, you’ll experience a local spin on unmissable London, discovering local secrets as you explore.

We want you to get a feel for what makes London so unique (not feel what it’s like to get on the tube at rush hour), so you’ll join one of our local London hosts to see some of the incredible sights and multicultural neighborhoods which London is home to. 

But more than this, we want to show you there’s more to this city than its iconic attractions, and reveal the secret spots nearby landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral which you’d walk straight past without a local London host to show you they’re there. (We’re talking about St Dunstan’s, an ethereal park filled with the crumbling ruins of a church and overgrown with ivy, which is so well hidden behind modern, glass-fronted offices that most Londoners don’t even know it exists).

The famous sites are endless but what will make your day so special is being able to share it with somebody that has authentic insight into the city’s culture, and who can share a few secret spots like Camden Passage, a hidden lane of cute cafes, independent boutiques and vintage shops, with you too - only once you’ve checked out Camden Market and the neighborhood’s legendary live music scene first though! 

It will be like spending the day with a friend as you flit between landmarks, amble along the banks of the River Thames for a unique view of icons like Tower Bridge and Westminster (local hack: you can take the ferry with your oyster card and not pay a fortune for a tourist cruise) or an escape from the crowds at Somerset House.

And when lunch calls, celebrate London’s global food culture, from high-end to street eats, European to South-East Asian and everything in between. You could visit an artisanal food market like Borough Market which has been around for over 1000 years, but did you know there are actually two other, smaller and more local food markets a few minute’s walk away? Maltby Street Ropewalk and Druid St Market are filled with gourmet produce and exciting fusion dishes to try, and your host would love to show them to you! 

And when it comes to the best view of the city, which of course is a must see, our hosts know just the secret spot. No, it’s not the observation deck of the Shard, it’s the viewing level of the Blavatnik Building at the Tate Modern - time it right and you’ll see the most spectacular sunset over the city in the same iconic building that holds some of the world’s most influential modern art.

Experience highlights

  • Explore some of the best of London’s most iconic sights, but with a local twist thanks to your local London host who can’t wait to share their city with you

  • Visit some of the city's famous and most iconic landmarks - taking things at a relaxed pace or squeeze in as much as you can

  • Discover one of London's famous central areas like Covent Garden, but as well as seeing its iconic landmarks and soaking up its vibrant atmosphere your host will share with you its hidden spots and local secrets

  • Have a royal blast at Buckingham Palace, eat your way around Borough Market or hit as many of the museums in Kensington as you can - it’s all up to you and what you’re interested in

  • You could take a stroll along the beautiful Southbank or lose yourself in one of the city's open spaces

Good to know

What’s included

  • 8-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 locations)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Rainproof clothing
  • Gratuities

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.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 3 reviews

June 2019

London in a Day

Ana Maria is very knowledgeable and was very accommodating on designing the tour based on my likes and interests. Perfect to see London in one day!

Review by Samantha R


5 average | 3 reviews

June 2019

A delightful tour customized to our interests

We had four adults on our tour, and the first thing that our guide, Ana Maria, did was to make sure she knew what we were all interested in. I appreciated this, because only ONE person filled out the pre-tour survey! Based on our answers, she modified the plan and we visited places that everyone in our group enjoyed. We commented over and over that we saw and learned so many things that we would have missed without Ana Maria as a guide. And even though I had studied abroad in London we saw and experienced things that I had not seen or experienced before. A really great investment of your time and money - highly recommend!

Review by Melanie M


5 average | 8 reviews

May 2019

Thank you Nikki!

Nikki was wonderful - knowledgeable, considerate of our needs especially attending to my husband who was tired walking. She provided excellent service and proved to be a valuable guide for anyone. I highly recommend her for future visitors. Thanks to her for the tour, and, to City Unscripted for arranging it promptly in a short period of time. Thanks again for making our London tour enjoyable and memorable.

Review by Ravi D

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