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Westminster Abbey The History of Britains Royal Church Webinar

'Westminster Abbey: The History of Britain's Royal Church' Webinar

Mon Jan 24, 2022

'Westminster Abbey: The History of Britain's Royal Church' Webinar

Time Mon Jan 24 2022 at 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

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'Westminster Abbey: The History of Britain's Royal Church' Webinar, 24 January | Online Event | 'Westminster Abbey: The History of Britain's Royal Church' Webinar
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While London's district of Westminster has been at the center of Britain’s monarchy for around 1,000 years, no building has been more emblematic of that royal legacy than Westminster Abbey. But what is it about this incredible church that draws visitors from all over the world? It's time to explore this royal site, and its global legacy, like never before.

Join New York Adventure Club as we dive into the remarkable story and history of one of London's most famous landmarks, Westminster Abbey, a church established in the London district of Westminster back in 960AD that has remained the heart of the British monarchy for nearly a millennium.

Led by award winning London Blue Badge Tour Guide Pepe Martinez, our virtual experience using powerful images, video, and Google street view will include:

  • A brief overview of early Westminster, and the beginnings of its royal status
  • The history of the three churches that have stood at the site since the 10th century
  • A deep dive into some of Westminster Abbey's royalist occasions, from the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, to the1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
  • A virtual look at the awe-inspiring grounds and interior spaces
  • Stories of some of the most famous royal burials, including a somber one of a Queen who was buried with 16 of her 18 children
  • A discussion of select memorials at Westminster Abbey, including a recent one to a man who made seven guest appearances in the U.S. television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A session with Pepe — any and all questions about Westminster Abbey are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you're using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests

About Pepe

I was born and bred in London and have lived here all his life apart from a year traveling the world in my 20’s. My professional life began working as a stage manager, followed by 15 years as a Tour Manager leading tours of the UK, Ireland and Europe, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and The Middle and Far East. I qualified as a London Blue Badge Guide in 2011 and was honoured to receive the award for Best Overall Practical Guide. Pepe is a tutor on the London Blue Badge training course. In lockdown he created a virtual tour training programme which has been attended by more than 400 Institute of Tourist Guiding accredited guides around the UK.

The blue badge is the highest attainable qualification for tourists guiding in the UK. London Blue Badge Guides have to pass 11 examinations before receiving their badge. The highly prestigious badge gives exclusive guiding access to many major sites in London including Westminster abbey and Saint Pauls Cathedral.


"Getting to see such an historic building in such detail. Marvelous." -Rosalie

"Pepe is a great presenter." -Olga

"The presenter KNEW his subject, he wasn't reading notes." -Amy

"The presenter told very interesting stories." -Paul

"The speaker offered exceptional anecdotal information." -Donna

"Loved the photos, the stories, and in general, Pepe's presentation. He is a wealth of information. I could listen to him for much longer!" -Nancy

"Pepe Martinez is such an amazing presenter - so well researched, perfectly paced, a great variety of visuals & so much information, a total joy to listen to, please keep using him for NYAC!" -Mary

"I loved the historical information, the photos, the drone video, and the presenter's personal stories. It was a fantastic event." -Lisa

"Pepe's presentation was absolutely fascinating, chock full of facts and information, I learned so much." -Nicola

"The lecturer was VERY knowledgeable, and he presented an outstanding collection of videos and photos!" -Harold

"The speaker was extraordinary. I would purchase more presentations by him." -Janet

"All the photos really helped me get a feeling that we were really there. It made all the info come alive." -Virginia


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