The British Are Coming

Anglomania is taking over YVR as the red carpet is rolled out and excitement builds for the May 24 launch of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ new non-stop service from Vancouver International Airport to London-Heathrow.

To celebrate its arrival, Virgin Atlantic Airways is giving away two, upper-class tickets from Vancouver to London. To enter, visit one of YVR’s participating retailers or Customer Care counters and pick up a ballot. Learn more about the contest, eligibility and participating merchants on YVR’s website:

Many of the airport retailers are also embracing all things British by offering special deals on English brands, flavours and services throughout the month of May. For those after the London look, Shades of Time is offering 10 per cent off its Burberry sunglasses. There are also deals on tea items and accessories at Vancouver Marketplace and Mountain Style.

If you’re craving a taste of England, Koho Restaurant & Bar, Milestones and Galiano Bakery & Café have added famous English fare like fish and chips, bangers and mash and scones to their menus.

For a truly British experience, Fairmont Vancouver Airport continues its popular traditional afternoon tea at Globe@YVR. In celebration of Virgin’s arrival, a two-for-one tea offer is available Monday through Friday, throughout the month of May.

For a full list of participating retailers and specials, visit



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