Get in touch with DC’s British side. Take your art-loving sweetheart to the National Gallery of Art to check out Joseph Mallord William Turner’s British masterpieces.
Next, make the journey up to the Washington National Cathedral in Northwest. Surprise the anglophile in your life with the Cathedral’s tour and tea program (offered on Tuesday and Wednesdays) which includes a tour of the property followed by traditional English Tea, sandwiches and scones.
On the way back from the National Cathedral, make a pit stop at the British Embassy and visit the statue of Winston Churchill. The statue stands with one foot forward on American soil representing the alliance he forged with the United States.
For dinner, head over to the H Street NE corridor (pronounced: Haitch) for an authentic taste of the British Isles at The Queen Vic. Tuck in to some fish and chips, bangers and mash and Britain’s favorite ales, stouts, lagers and bitters. For those that want to take it with them, The Queen Vic has a “tuck shop” featuring genuine British groceries.
Continue your tribute to the “British Bulldog” when you spend the night at The Churchill Hotel. Named for Winston Churchill, guest rooms are furnished with British touches.