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Keep Calm, and Carry On




With the Royal Wedding behind us, New York-based royalists will soon be going through British-related withdrawal. Luckily enough, WestHouse’s partnership with Downton Abbey: The Exhibition offers all traveling Anglophiles the perfect remedy.

Immerse yourself in the 1920’s when you book the exclusive Downton Abbey package with WestHouse. Enjoy the hotel’s art deco style and two tickets to the Downton Abbey exhibit, where you’ll experience the history, lavish costumes, and iconic sets of the popular British TV show like never seen before. What’s more, you’ll be treated to cocktails at The Den inspired by the show’s main characters.

A bit of shopping

If you’re a fan of McVittie’s digestives, pickle chutney or pork pie, stop by Myers of Kenswick to pick up all of your favorite U.K. pantry items. This one-stop-shop is a great alternative to a five hour flight when you’re jonesing for the quirky tastes from across-the-pond. Stock up on the simple pleasures of PG tips tea and Heinz baked beans or the harder to find items like Twiglets crisps or Fairy washing liquid. No matter the reason, each visit will be sure to put you in the British-spirit.

Proper tea

The average Anglophile knows that a proper afternoon tea is a must. In New York, you can pick between the homegrown charm at Tea & Sympathy, where expats and Anglophiles gather for the tea and British food, or the modern variety at Bosie’s Tea Parlor where you can choose between several different tea service menus, or the more posh selection at The London Bar.

Go Scottish

Have a hankering for a Scotch egg? What about a sausage roll? The Scottish gastropub, Highlands, has all that and more. Order the authentic haggis, beef wellington or smoked haddock fritters to go with that glass of whiskey. Unsurprisingly, Highlands has one of the most extensive whiskey lists in the city. In fact, they’ve won numerous awards for their whiskey offerings and cocktails. As the Brits would say, ‘go on, and get involved.’