About Me

I am a qualified London Blue Badge Guide, City of Westminster, City of London, St Paul's Cathedral and Hampton Court Palace Guide
I am a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides, British Guild of Tourist Guides, Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG), City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association and of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association and as such I have public liability insurance. I am also a founding member of London Historians and a Freeman of the City of London. 

I was born in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, where I first gained a degree in Nursing at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul followed by a Bachelor in Law and Social Sciences at the same university. I moved to London in 1989 and from 1990 to 2014, I worked as a nurse in Clinical Research.

In the last 26 years, I have enjoyed exploring and learning about London, its history, art, architecture and its people and my natural curiosity and passion for the city has led me to take all opportunities to further my knowledge of it.
I especially enjoy showing London to international visitors but I am constantly striving to design walks that would be of interest to all.

My tours are informative and fun and I can tailor any tour to suit your requirements, whether you want to visit Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, art galleries, museums, parks, or the shops and entertainment venues of Covent Garden and Soho. These tours can be adapted to suit the first time visitor or the keen London enthusiast and I can deliver personalised individual tours for families, companies and organisations. 

If you wish to adventure outside London, I can plan a wonderful day out to some of the beautiful and charming places in England such as Windsor, Oxford, Bath, Canterbury, Salisbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. 

If you would like a guide to take you around London hearing tales of the city’s history and some fascinating stories of the people who have lived in its streets then I can help you to plan a perfect tour. Please email me at vaniabr@brasilianguidelondon.com.