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First-Class Travel Experience Without Going to the Airport

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The idea of making air travel a lot more palatable has come to New York City in a very ingenious way with the arrival of the Mile High, Destination London pop-up experience.
Popular in London, this upscale foodie event is staged by a group of creative British cousins.

"We're taking people to a Fantasyland, we are not really getting on a plane, but we're bringing in the best bits of travel, discovering something new, it's a combination of food, great drinks, a little bit of entertainment and a touch of the unexpected," said Anna Templeton, Director, Mile High.

A $120 ticket is your ticket to the glory days of travel, if just for an evening, with a passport for bountiful drinks, and appetizers before being transported into a British Gentlemen's Club for a gourmet four course meal. 

"Change America's perception of what British food is, and there's been a big movement of cooking British, it's fresher, it's more modern, it's not stodgy," said Ollie Templeton, a Mile High chef.

On a not-so-secret secret corner on the Lower East Side, the pop-up venue fills the space of an abandoned subway station that can accommodate 55 guests each night it is open through October 4.

"I haven't seen any actor break character, you really feel immersed in this Fifties' travel, like feeling," said Phaon Spurlock, an online lifestyle journalist.

If you miss this flight, the Mile High team is planning a return trip to New York in the spring.

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