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A taste of London in Manhattan's Little Britain

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Nicky Perry is the owner of Tea and Sympathy on Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan. She opened the place when she couldn't find a good cup of tea in New York City. 

"When people come in here they say it's like being in England I say no, you are in England," Perry says. "The tea we use is very high quality, everything comes through England. And it's made properly. It's made boiling hot and served in real china."

Here you'll find traditional scones and clotted cream served on Will and Kate plates. Tea and Sympathy opened in the 1990s, the first of several British shops and restaurants in the neighborhood.

This area of the west village has been dubbed Little Britain. Actor Edward Hibbert says it's for good reason.

"It's a little oasis in the middle of an ever-changing West Village," Hibbert says.

Two doors down is A Salt and Battery, a fish and chips shop. Matt Arnfield is a third-generation fish fryer, so he knows what it takes to get the meal just right.

"The whole trick to cooking fish and chips is keep the batter nice and thin," Arnfield says. "You keep it thin and crispy you'll get that nice satisfying crunch."

A few blocks away is Myers of Keswick.

"We like to think that we're a one-stop shop for all things British," says Jenny Myers, whose father opened up this shop to sell British candy, all kinds of baked beans, and his famous meat pies.

"We import all the seasonings and ingredients from Britain," Myers says. "So our tastes are unique and as close to home as you're going to get."

Aside from food, Myers of Keswick also has all kinds of toiletries you'll only find in Britain like this Radox body wash and Euthymol toothpaste.

And for a more modern British experience in the neighborhood, check out Whitehall, which has over 100 different kinds of gin, most of them British. It's supposed to resemble London with the subway tiles and park benches.

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