Adventurer Bear Grylls is all set to travel to Canary Wharf to meet fans and sign copies of his latest book.

Jubilee Place Mall will play host to the TV star on Thursday, June 4, for an hour, from 1pm.

To prepare your small talk if you're planning to queue up, here are five things you might not know about the intrepid explorer.

1. He's not all about exploring

Bear's penned a hefty back catalogue of novels and survival guides for both adults and kids.

Ghost Flight, centred on protagonist former soldier Will Jaeger is his debut novel, though.

2. His Grandad showed just as much gutsy spirit

Brigadier Ted Grylls was the commanding officer of Britain’s elite T-Force unit, tasked with capturing Nazi scientists after the D-Day landings.

His story has inspired sections of Ghost Flight.

3. He's top of the Scouting tree

In July 2009, he was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout aged 35.

4. He climbed Mount Everest in 1998

Even though he'd broken three vertebrae in a parachuting accident just 18 months before.

5. His kids have names that are just as cool.

Bear's all male brood of three sons are Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry.

Canary Wharf workers are are advised to arrive early for the signing, which is expected to be busy.