Secrets of the City Historical Walk

I loved every minute of this experience. Although I worked in the City 20 years ago I saw parts of London I never knew existed! It was most interesting and enormous fun!

Jeannie

At a Glance

About Our Secret of the City Historical Walk

Come and explore London’s true heart on this Secrets of the City experience. From Bank to Tower Hill get ready to dive deep into London’s Square Mile. From hidden churches and crypts, to lost rivers, to Roman ruins, to old coffee houses (London’s original sites for the Stock Exchange and trade) all the way to beautiful viewpoints, markets and film settings expect an unexpected journey into some of London’s best kept secrets. And as with all our experiences get ready for a unique music journey, listening to the best artists of all times connected to the area. Come and learn what the song “Yellow River” refers to. See the settings of a famous The Clash song and learn about Sex Pistols getting arrested for singing “God Save The Queen” on a boat on the Thames in 1977. And many more incredible music stories and hits will accompany our experience.

Tour Details

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.

  • 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!!