Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

Born, raised and educated in London, I've been a guide since 2010.

As a trilingual guide I work with visitors in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

My goal is to show visitors what THEY want to see; to be informative, fun, professional, easy-going and to look after them as if they were my own family or friends.

I lead tours in London as well as to nearby places like Windsor and Oxford.

Interests: mostly I'm a generalist but my PhD in Urban Geography focused on the relationship between cities, culture and politics, so I often work with student groups interested in these subjects.

Drawing on my academic and teaching background, I'm also a trainer and examiner of guides (accredited with The Institute of Tourist Guiding).

CONTACT ME:

Email: fernandoguide@mac.com

WhatsApp / Tel: +44 773 863 5047

A bit more about me:

I qualified in 2010, gaining the award for Best Overall Practical Exams (for the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Tate Modern gallery, guiding on a coach and a guided walk of the City of London).

Before guiding, I worked in academia (I have a PhD in urban and cultural geography) and also in business (I ran my own London tour company); all of which was great preparation for becoming a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and trainer (I'm a tutor on the London Blue Badge Tourist Guide Training Course).

I have a special interest in politics and have an additional endorsement and licence to guide at the "UK Parliament" (also known as the Palace of Westminster and as the Houses of Parliament).

I'm British born but I'm also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and follow the cultures, politics and general gossip of countries that speak these languages and am able to incorporate links with these places when I guide in London and on day trips from the capital to places like Windsor, Oxford, Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury and the outstandingly beautiful region of the Cotswolds.

I frequently work with corporate clients, Events and Destination Management Companies, specialising in tailor-made VIP experiences in which a Blue Badge Tourist Guide can add that special touch to entertain, inform and look after corporate visitors.

Languages

EnglishSpanishPortuguese

Top 5 Specialities

City of Oxford Tour

Windsor Castle Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Classic London Tour

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