Luxury Georgetown

Luxury Georgetown

Across the “pond” in Washington’s Georgetown compare antique shops and for sheer intellectual indulgence browse in “The Lantern” a veritable treasure trove of antique and used books. When we visited we found a quaint, appealingly homey, “rowhouse” that feels very Georgetown. Seek out the fascinating neighbourhood where JFK courted a young journalist from the Washington Times Herald, called Jacqueline Bouvier. Head for Martin’s Tavern on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and N street Northwest and dine in the intimate booth number 3 where rumour has it that JFK proposed to Jackie.

You’ll be in great company. Washington legend has it that every US President from Truman to George W Bush have come through the doors of this restaurant. Or alternatively join others in the international jetset in Clyde’s of Georgetown on M Street, Northwest, with its original oak bar at which some well known faces have sat. Once you get there take a look at the French limestone fireplace and the magnificent flying machines suspended a few feet above you, if you take a table in the right place. We found Sunday brunch to be as exciting as Friday night out. We loved the fish and seafood – including grilled lobster, freshly caught and flown in from Maine that very morning. It’s easy to understand the appeal for the many celebrities who flock here.