Pippa Middleton carries the train to her sister’s wedding gown, designed by British fashion house Alexander McQueen. (Photo: Getty Images/ stock photo)
MANHATTAN (PIX11) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be thousands of miles from Kensington Palace, but luckily for them, New York City has plenty British-inspired shops and restaurants to make them feel more at home.
PIX11 News rounded up 12 places in NYC where any British import can indulge in a little nostalgia.
Alexander McQueen — 747 Madison Ave.
British fashion house Alexander McQueen is one of Duchess Catherine’s go-to designers. Creative director Sarah Burton even designed Kate’s wedding gown for her 2011 nuptials.
LK Bennett – Two locations: 10 Columbus Circle and 595 Madison Ave.
LK Bennett is another one of Kate’s go-to British designers. She has multiple colors of LK Bennett pumps, which she recycles often for public appearances.
Paddle8 – 30 Cooper Square
Princess Eugenie of York, Will’s 24-year-old cousin and daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, recently moved to NYC to work at Paddle8, an art and design auction house.
Waldorf Astoria— 301 Park Ave.
The Royal Suite was once the home of the Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII, after he abdicated the throne to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson in the royal scandal of the century.
The Carlyle Hotel–35 E 76th St.
William and Kate will be staying at the Upper East Side staple during their three-day trip. Will’s mother, Princess Diana, also stayed at The Carlyle during a 1997 trip to the States.
Buildings designed by British architect Norman Foster: 551 W 21st St., 50 United Nations Plaza, 610 Lexington Ave., 425 Park Ave.
Brits longing for a taste of home can get imported groceries from Myers of Keswick in the West Village. (Photo: myersofkeswick.com)
A go-to place for British grocery items where homesick Brits can score HP sauce, meat pies, bangers and other imported items.
Highlands –150 W 10th St.
This contemporary Scottish gastropub with British dishes like smoked haddock chowder and lamb desipie. You may have to make a trip to the United Kingdom to find a better plate of fish and chips.
Tea and Sympathy—108 Greenwich Ave.
Brits who move to New York often complain about the quality of American chocolate, and they go to Tea and Sympathy to get the good stuff. The eclectic shop also has imported candies, groceries and tea.
The London NYC – 151 W 54th St.
A stay at this pricey boutique hotel may be more expensive than a trip to London itself. It’s home to Maze, Scottish-born celebrity chef Gordan Ramsay restaurant, and the interiors were designed by British designer David Collins
Bosie Tea Parlor—10 Morton St. (tea sandwiches, scones, tea cakes, macarons, pot of tea)
New Yorkers may covet their coffee, but Brits would rather do tea time. Sit down for a pot of tea accompanied by tea sandwiches, scones, tea cakes and macaroons.
Asprey –853 Madison Ave.
The original store opened in Surrey in 1781. The leather goods store is best known for its handbags and watches, but they have an exceptional selection of jewelry and homeware as well.