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. Or visit a Smithsonian museum. The world-famous network of museums was actually founded by Brit James Smithson.
Next, make a stop at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. Surprise the anglophile in your life with reservations for the iconic hotel's afternoon tea. Traditional British tea service is served every afternoon in the ornate Peacock Alley accompanied by the sounds of live harp music.
After you're full of scones and finger sandwiches, takea trip to the British Embassy (3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW) 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.
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