Pictures: 10 places to find London in D.C.
As excitement builds for this weeks opening of the Summer Olympics, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer to home? The nation's capital offers its own brand of proper British attractions, dining and lodging, say experts, suitable for even the most discerning Anglophile.
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The Smithsonian Institution Building
While Britain is renowned for massive castles where the queen and other royalty reside in style, Washington also boasts its own architectural gems. Among them is the Smithsonian Institution Building, which dates to the mid-1800s. Nicknamed what else? "The Castle, the structure was erected in Gothic Revival style, designed to evoke the Collegiate Gothic in England and the concept of wisdom and knowledge. And like every castle should, it boasts towers, including one that rises 91 feet.