Guy Fairbank

Guy Fairbank

History fanatic, teller of tales and a bit of an actor, I love nothing better than showing you our wonderful city!

I’ve lived in London for over 20 years and still find it a city of surprises. I’d be delighted to take you on a tour of its many wonderful sights, not just magnificent places like the Tower of London or Westminster Abbey but those hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered, like the alleyways of the ancient City, a secluded garden surrounded by high-rise buildings or a medieval church. I'm also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners, so let me take you on a tour of these medieval guilds - wine optional!

If you’re after a day out, then let me take you on a tour of Georgian Bath, a city I know well; or a stroll around the delightful colleges of Oxford University. If you don't fancy venturing too far, then why don't we take the train (or boat) to Hampton Court Palace, or explore the delights of Chiswick and Kew.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Guy was a particularly good guide and I heard lots of lovely comments on his breadth of knowledge and how it was put across in an interesting and entertaining way – which is so important.
Heritage Touring

Just a quick note to say a big thank you from all our group today. I know everyone enjoyed it thoroughly – your tour was informative and very entertaining, with lots of great personal stuff thrown into the mix!
City of London Guides Students 2015/6

Guy gave us a really fascinating tour and some members thought it the best visit they had been on.
Foreign & Commonwealth Association

Guy was so nice and knowledgeable. His commentary about England's history and the sites we visited was very informative and interesting. My kids actually thought he would make an excellent candidate for the next "Dr. Who"!
JS

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English

Top 5 Specialities

The City of London Tour

City of Oxford Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

British Museum Tour

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Blog Posts

Swan Upping: Counting the Crown’s Swans On The River Thames

Since time immemorial, the Vintners’ and Dyers’ companies, livery companies of the City of London, have shared the ownership of mute swans on the River Thames, along with the Sovereign. During July, the Queen’s Swan Marker, accompanied by the Vintners’ Swan Marker and Dyers’ Bargemaster, spend five days travelling 79 miles along the Thames.

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