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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 Vânia.
Vânia 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. Vânia 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 Vânia 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...
"Precisely at the arranged time, I found her sitting in the hotel lobby. We left and made our way through Hyde Park in front of the hotel. While we walked, we talked about general issues such as personal life, expectations for the day and weather. Good smile and pleasant reception. I had walked those paths several times before but this time, it was like a journey through monuments, past history and little nooks and crannies that made me appreciate even more that space. We carry on in different areas of the city, walking and learning the stories of castles, parks, cafes, tableware shops, shopping areas and local snack houses. It was an unforgettable trip in just one day, and best of all is that I knew that the next day we would meet again. Thank you Vania and next spring, let's go north!"
Geraldo M. Costa
IT Controller of M4U, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016