Vania Isabel Gay

London Tourist Guide

Hello, I am Vania, a fully qualified Blue Badge London Tourist GuideCity of LondonCity 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 and experience London as a local resident.

I offer unique guided 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




Covid-19 Regulation Update, 7 December 2021

Anyone wishing to travel to the UK must provide a negative PCR test or a lateral flow test (LFD) before departure, done within 48 hours of departure. This requirement is in addition to the current rules, including all vaccinated passengers. Everyone should also take PCR tests on day two and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

However, while travel is still restricted, why not  join me for an hour of entertainment on a live and immersive Virtual Tours. These live tours give you the opportunity to discover London and its surroundings in the comfort of your home. Via the Zoom meeting platform, you can sit back and relax while watching a virtual tour of your choice which will include unique stories about the destination and feature a variety of digital resources such as photos, videos, and Google Maps/Street View to create a dynamic and engaging virtual experience. More information here: 


Vania Gay, Jane Leal e Louisa
Having Vânia as a guide in London has extremely enriched our trip. We had plenty of pleasant surprises, Vania provided us lots of historical information, numerous curiosities and showed special places that we would not have known on our own. Her work is really differentiated and her tips are very valuable. I, my husband, our three boys and niece, teenagers we think that our trip would not be the same without Vânia.Jane Leal, Belo Horizonte, 2020
M. Fernanda e Eduarda

We took a trip to London and on the recommendation of a guide in Rome, we contracted Vania Gay guiding services to assist us on a 6-day program. It was a very pleasant surprise for me, my wife and two 11-year-old twin daughters, to have contact with an intelligent, super-prepared and especially caring person, who fully guaranteed the success of visits to all points of the program. The girls were delighted and seemed to know Vania for a long time. We feel that we now have a new friend in London.

José Adilson Miguel, S.Paulo, 2020
Today I woke up after a nostalgic dream…I remembered so many wonderful moments we spent in London! Ahh miss it !! I want to take this opportunity to thank @brasilianguidelondon Vânia, who was our guide! She took us to wonderful, charming places, full of history and beauty! Some that are part of any visitor itinerary to the city and others that only Londoners, or a Brazilian like Vânia, knows! Places that are out of the tourist agglomeration and that made us feel a little bit like a true Londoner, feeling part of this wonderful city! Thanks to her we had our time maximised and our tours were tailor-made, after all, we did not want to “tour”, our desire was to get to know London at our own pace, according to our interests and taste! I am immensely grateful to Vânia! For all the time she made herself available, by her patience, tips on where to drink, eat, stay, museums, pub, restaurants, shops, castles, parks, local and world culture etc and especially for sharing with us so much wisdom of history! The woman is incredible !!! Not my exaggeration, no !!! I will always indicate this unique person! Our trip would not have been the same without you, Vânia! We are forever grateful! Oh, she has all the necessary credentials and even more to be a guide! Also very important, he is always updating himself and perfecting his acquaintances, who already are many !!! Thank you so much, Vânia! You are wonderful! I miss you!!!! See you later!! Kisses.Greise Nardelli, Blumenau, Brazil, 2019