Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

I'm a born and bred Londoner and guide in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Before guiding I worked in academia (I have a PhD in urban and cultural geography) and also in business (I ran my own tour operator and coach company); all of which was great preparation for the career of guiding in and around, which I love. I qualified as a London Blue Badge guide 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 ancient City of London). I have an interest in politics and have an additional endorsement to guide at the Houses of Parliament and also enjoy being one of the guides at the world's premier tennis club: Wimbledon! I'm fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and follow the cultures, politics and general gossip of countries tham speak these languages and am able to incorporate links with these places when I guide around London and day trips from the capital. I enjoy cinema, and, again, I have developed itineraries around London to illustrate the places that feature in films such as Notting Hill, James Bond, Harry Potter, Match Point, Sherlock Holmes, Bridget Jones, 28 Days Later, Four Weddings... and many, many more.

Languages

EnglishSpanishPortuguese

Top 5 Specialities

Royal London Tour

The City of London Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Classic London Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 4th of May, 2018

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