This Iconic Hotel Is Hosting A ‘Downton Abbey’-Themed Afternoon Tea

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Nothing screams “fancy” quite like the English period drama Downton Abbey. If you’ve ever seen an episode, you’ll know what I’m talking about – it’s all elegant, well-dressed people speaking in British accents.

And, if you’ve always wondered what it was like to live like the upper class during the early 1900s, you’re in luck – The Plaza Hotel has teamed up with NBCUniversal International Studios to bring Dowton Abbey: The Exhibition to Manhattan.

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Yep, you can now live an afternoon in the life of the patrician Crawley family in the most fitting way possible – at a tea party. At The Plaza Hotel, the finest blends of loose-leaf tea will be flowing and the fanciest shortbread cookies will be dished out for guests to sample.

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If you were after a drink with a little more kick, the hotel will also be mixing a range of custom-made cocktails, paying homage to the show’s most iconic characters, including The Earl of Grantham, which is made from Earl Grey tea and ginger liqueur.

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That’s a good enough reason to play dress up, we say.

Dowton Abbey: The Exhibition will run from November 18, 2017, through to January 31, 2018. Tickets start at $40 ($30USD) and can be booked via the website.

How To Get There

  • Fly into John F Kennedy International Airport
  • Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station
  • Take the E line towards World Trade Center to 5th Ave and 53rd St
  • Walk 600 m (8 mins)
  • The Plaza, 768 5th Avenue, New York
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