London calling and New York answering. Sounds like a dangerously fun combination.
The British first started transporting their culture to America in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia and they never really stopped. Over 400 years later, British Airways is still bringing them over in droves and we love how they fine tune our manners, etiquette and encourage us to drink our afternoon tea with biscuits (Spotted Dick and Toad in the Hole are my limits). Their rock ‘n roll is legendary and somehow we still manage to steal all of their best actors. It is not surprising we have such a great common bond (and language somewhat) to our once former mother country. Celebrating British culture in Soho, New York, VISITBRITAIN and BRITISH AIRWAYS along with Grammy Award Winner Estelle and Dan Stevens of Downtown Abbey showed us once again that the Brits know how to throw a party.
The evening was filled with British foods and spirits coupled with a multinational audience of those who appreciate British culture (not sure if the Chinese pot stickers are British, but the gin accompanying them certainly were).
And what would being British mean without some sort of reference to English gardens, tea and finger foods. Didn’t they invent the garden party or is that a tea party?
We can’t leave out punk rock culture. Wasn’t it the fabulous 80’s that had the second largest British musical invasion on the shores of the USA?