Vania Isabel Gay
Vania 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



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    British Museum
    “Me and my 9 and 11 year old boys spent three amazing days with Vânia in London! We were delighted with the attention to detail, including pre-meeting preparation, caring and patience with the boys, and her knowledge of historical facts enriched our London experience beautifully! The three of us already want to organize our next trip to London with her!”Carolina Lima, Geneve, 2022.
    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