Meet Guy The London Guide
Guy Fairbank BA MITG
London Blue Badge Guide
My name is Guy and I’m a qualified London Blue Badge guide. I’m also a proud Londoner, mad about history and a bit of an actor, so expect a bit of a performance along the way - but not too many history dates I promise!
Born and raised in the Garden of England I studied Ancient History and Archaeology at Birmingham University before I joined a well-known high street retailer and moved to London. After many years I decided to take a change in direction. I chucked in my job and retrained as a tour guide - and I’ve never looked back.
I’ve always had a love of history and like nothing more than sharing a tale or two with you. There’s always something new to learn. I’m also an amateur actor, having performed in over 30 shows, from Shakespeare to the local pantomime, so expect a few characters along the way. I do like to put on an accent now and again just to warn you…
Aside from my guiding qualifications I’m also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners, one of the City of London’s historic livery companies or guilds. As a liveryman I’m also automatically entitled to be a Freeman of the City of London. One of its ancient privileges is the ability to take sheep across London Bridge, a right I duly exercised in 2019!
When I’m not guiding I enjoy catching the latest play, following my local football team (QPR) or checking the cricket score. You’ll also find me browsing a local bookshop for another interesting history book or relaxing in the pub afterwards leafing through its pages. As an avid traveller I like to get away, and have visited over 60 countries and counting. Favourite destinations include Italy, New Zealand, Argentina and Lebanon. Each of them boast some fine wines - another passion.
I’d be delighted to be your guide when you’re in London.
- London Blue Badge Guide
- Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and British Guild of Tourist Guides
- Accredited guide for Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Windsor Castle
- Windsor and Eton Endorsed Guide
- City of London Guide
- Guildhall Art Gallery Guide
- Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners
- Freeman of the City of London
- BA (Hons) Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham
If you need any further information or would just like to discuss your ideas please feel free to get in touch with me.