Hello, I am Vania, a fully qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide, City of London, City of Westminster, St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor and Eton Accredited Guide and Hampton Court Palace Guide.

I moved from Brazil to London in 1989 and having fallen in love with the city, I decided to change profession to become a guide. I greatly enjoy taking around tourists from all over the globe in both English and Portuguese.

From well known attractions such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the lesser known hidden alleyways, I will make sure you make the most of your visit.

I offer unique guided walking tours in English and Portuguese throughout the heart of this great city. For more information please take a look at ‘my tours’ section or email me to discuss a bespoke package to  vaniabr@brasilianguidelondon.com


 What an anticipation, come to London expecting to know every corner of the city with my children, three of 8 years, my husband and in-laws. On the day after our arrival, we met with our guide Vania at the hotel and started our walk through the city. It was incredible! She managed to convey her passion and her knowledge at every corner of the city. After two days of touring London, we were able to take advantage of her expertise for some out of town tours, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. The children loved the experience and all the care she took in entertaining them with treasure hunts, explanatory booklets made by her with the main points to be visited and incredible stories of each place... ...what an incredible person, we were delighted with her knowledge and with her joy and enthusiasm in telling us every information. We went away with the certainty that we will be back !!!! " Thank you Vania! Renata G. C., São Paulo, SP, Brasil, 2017

"I was very fortunate when for my visit to London the tourism agency of Porto Alegre contracted to accompany me the professional London Blue Badge guide Vania.

Vania is Brazilian by birth and lives in London for more than 27 years. She is punctual, responsible, with a deep knowledge of the city and history. She made my trip an unforgettable experience and whetted my appetite for more. Previously, I had researched and prepared an itinerary of what I would like to visit with my friend who was accompanying me. Vania led us masterfully, acting as a curator, pointing out the main points among those I had selected. Even the works in the National Gallery which I had indicated as being of my greatest interest, she presented and described to us.

For all this, I strongly recommend the Vania historical guide for anyone who wants to make their stay in London an even more special moment."

Claudia Tropea, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2016

"Brazilian Tourist Guide achieves success in making videos about London"

...Toda esta formação faz de Vania Gay uma profissional diferente. Não se espere dela os clichês que, em geral, se ouve sobre Londres e os ingleses. Estudiosa, ela é uma guia para quem quer ir além da superficialidade dos cartões postais. Acompanhar Vania significa aprender um pouco dos 2 mil anos de Londres...