Welcome to Unexpected London

The expected belongs to many, the unexpected belongs to few

Unexpected London is your exclusive access to a true and authentic London. Only 6 people per experience and 18 people per day can take part. Forget mass tourism and commercial routes and get ready to venture into London’s most unexpected alleys, places, nature and markets. Not tours, but immersive and authentic experiences that will make you feel part and not spectator of the places you visit thanks to your personal guide that will look after you from start to finish, including providing bespoke support in planning your London stay.

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What We Offer

We offer intimate, immersive and interactive experiences that mix culture, music and sightseeing, all with an active and dynamic pace.

Personal service

With no more than 6 people per group, we tweak and tailor the experiences based on our guests’ passions and interests. In a fun and friendly atmosphere we want our guests to feel a part and not spectators of the places they see, which is not possible in big groups.

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Music Soundtrack

Every experience has its own soundtrack, featuring music with a connection to the area. From rock to reggae, to jazz, to soul, walk to the rhythm of London’s best artists of all times, whilst seeing places and hearing anecdotes related to interesting music facts.

Local Knowledge

There is no better way to get to know a place than through its people. During our experiences we engage with locals so you can get the true feel and vibe of London and hear it straight from its people, whilst supporting and not invading local communities.

Our Walking Experiences

Every Unexpected London walk is a lively explosion of music, stories and fun. Wear some comfortable shoes as we will explore at an active pace to make sure you make the most of your experience and truly get to the heart and soul of the areas, all to the rhythm of some great music!

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Other Services

Beyond our premium experiences, we provide different services to facilitate visitors in planning their London stay, as well as providing unique and healthy experiences for corporate clients. We do so though private guided tours, our unique fitness tours as well as by providing bespoke plans and virtual itineraries to encourage our clients to also explore London on their own but with all the support of having a local guide at their fingertips.

Reviews

We are very honoured to rank 14th out of over 1,230 tours in London with an average of 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and Google and having been awarded the certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the second year running. We are also finalists for Best Activity of the Year at the iNews Staycation Awards.

  • CynthiaCara12/10/2019
    5 star rating

    Quite interesting neighbourhood Excellent guide, very enthusiastic and passionate by the subject - Brixton and their best representatives - a good walk to learn interesting facts and places with a lot of particular... read more

    MiraS3312/05/2019
    5 star rating

    Nothing Hill memorable tour Savio made our trip to London memorable! Without him, we would wonder the streets of Nothing Hill, passing the most important sites of the area, without even knowing it! Through... read more

  • Paula C11/30/2019
    5 star rating

    Christmas Tour of Covent Garden Loved my tour with Unexpected London, different to my other two tours I’ve done with Savio but yet again I discovered and experienced areas that I never would have gone... read more

    Blueveglady11/30/2019
    5 star rating

    Experience and learn about the real, 'beyond-the-obvious' London Savio promises "an immersive experience, not a tour". And he absolutely delivers on that. We did the Brixton experience recently, starting out in the comfort of a local... read more

  • spacegrl11/30/2019
    5 star rating

    The alternative Notting Hill experience Savio gave us a full immersion experience of Notting Hill! I learned so much about this neighborhood that I never would have known just walking around on my own. Of... read more

    ciritravel11/22/2019
    5 star rating

    We really unexpected London!! Many thanks Savio for your enthusiasm and to let us discover London in a different way, have been a lovely experience and for sure we will join a new tour... read more

  • Graciela F11/18/2019
    5 star rating

    Great experience All I can say about the tour is that I just loved it from beginning to end! Savio is much more than a tour guide and the experience is not... read more

    Vonneke11/04/2019
    5 star rating

    Another wonderful experience by Unexpected London I had such a great time doing the Shoreditch tour, I've decided to book this tour as well. And again, it was an absolutely Unexpected experience! Savio is very connected... read more

  • imogenflora10/30/2019
    5 star rating

    Superb Tour Savio's genuine curiosity and passion was truly palpable and it was contagious. He introduced himself as a knowledgeable friend, as opposed to a guide which felt like an enormous relief.... read more

    Nicole G10/28/2019
    5 star rating

    London for a different angle This tour is for travelers who want to meet the locals, hear the stories behind the art, and feel the pulse of this vibrant London neighborhood. Savio is an engaging... read more

  • TeeC7410/28/2019
    5 star rating

    Highlight of the weekend This was a birthday treat for my mum - who is in her mid-70s with an interest in Banksy. She was skeptical as 3 hours of walking isn’t her idea... read more

    P1957EMriccardoc10/28/2019
    5 star rating

    To be done again! I had the pleasure of going on 2 tours with Savio from Unexpected London in September. I did both the Canary Wharf and the Secrets of London. Both truly unique... read more

  • 22edwinn10/26/2019
    5 star rating

    Amazing alternative experience in Notting Hill It was more than great, I liked every second of it. Was different from everything I’ve done before, it truly is an experience. I hope many people get the chance... read more

    DeborahCh10/23/2019
    5 star rating

    The best! This was an amazing experience. Savio was GREAT. No other words needed. We were Mum and 4 grown up daughters and we all enjoyed every moment. Communication also before the... read more

  • Carlom858610/22/2019
    5 star rating

    Unexpected Notting Hill You will discover hidden gems like true Bansky and Dotmaster street art to the recording studios of Adele and Bob Marley. It was fun having a personal tour guide show... read more

    Elynnc7810/22/2019
    5 star rating

    Best experience! We met Savio yesterday for our trip around the city and quickly realized how fortunate we were to be walking the streets with him! He showed us so many places,... read more

  • Coastal58349810/19/2019
    5 star rating

    Really good, very different Our own private tour. Really, really liked it. Savio is so knowledgeable and has designed such an enjoyable tour. Very different

    Queen-Lady-V10/18/2019
    5 star rating

    A 'one of a kind' 'Immersive', 'Experience'!!! :-) Before turning 30, I decided to try out 30 things I have never done before. Like many Londoners, I felt there are areas in my own city of London that... read more

  • lswann200010/18/2019
    5 star rating

    Awesome Tour This is an in-depth, personal and insightful experience told through the lense of a young Italian outsider who became a Brixton beloved insider with the Afro-Carribean old school guard of... read more

    triTrisha10/11/2019
    5 star rating

    Unexpected London - The Ultimate Urban Experience - HOSTED BY SAVIO LOS Taking a walk on the wild side of Savio’s Adventure was a 5 star experience! Famous London Street Art was enhanced by his storytelling and carry-along music. Savio’s selection of... read more

  • bilby200910/09/2019
    5 star rating

    Great tour of Brixton Really enjoyed the tour with Savio. Lots of knowledge on the area especially around music. Excellent and different guided tour which was great.

    767travelnow10/07/2019
    5 star rating

    The best walking tour (experience) ever! I’ve started takingmore tours in the big cities or at special attractions and I can say that Savio’s bespoke offering far exceeded my expectations. As he says himself - it’s... read more

  • Marle S10/07/2019
    5 star rating

    Really great experience I did the Shoreditch walking tour earlier this year and came back to London to do the Brixton experience (among other things). And it was so nice to meet Savio... read more

    Carolannv167510/04/2019
    5 star rating

    Best London experience I had! This was a wonderful and unique experience and this is NOT a tour!! This is much more than a tour!! Savio is an informative and energetic “friend” who shares street... read more

  • _noellekatherine10/02/2019
    5 star rating

    The undiscovered side of Notting Hill You will be getting a unique, intimate and interactive perspective of Notting Hill with the help of Savio.
    If you want to take pictures at iconic places this is not for...
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    Lucinda W10/02/2019
    5 star rating

    * This was a fantastic experience. I am already recommending it to other people. Savio is so engaging, informative and well, he makes it fun. I loved the use of music... read more

  • Ruth K9/26/2019
    5 star rating

    Unexpected Notting Hill Wow! What a fabulous morning we had learning the history of this are through music and street art. Totally recommend this tour with a difference!!

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