The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city.
Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling?
One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is Italian-themed, cues were taken from British culture to bring London a bit closer to the Bayou City, at least during tea time.
Another option: Kiran's: An Afternoon Indulgence. Kiran's serves Afternoon Tea every Friday and Saturday at 2 pm. Reservervations are required.
Peruse Proper British Goods
You can easily spend hours browsing the isles of the aptly names British Isles shop in Rice Village. Have a gander at their extensive tea collection, gifts and British groceries while you stream Twitter for updates on Prince Harry's first moments as a married bloke.
Grab a Pint or Three with the Mates
Knackered after a long week? A dark pint is calling your name, dear. Grab a Guinness or a Black & Tan at one of these local pubs:
The Black Labrador: Located in Montrose, and in addition to their bloody delicious dishes, there happens to be a red telephone booth and life-sized chess board outside. Can you say "Instagram gold"?
Sherlock's Baker Street Pub: Locations in Sugar Land, Katy and The Woodlands. Yes, all three have a red telephone both outside and beer options galore.
The Richmond Arms Pub: Just outside the 610 loop, this pub stays true to it's British roots by serving up classics like sausage rolls and scotch eggs to accompany your tall, dark glass(es).
Rudyard's British Pub: The self-proclaimed "living room of Montrose" dishes out micro-brews from across the region and affordable eats, such as the famous Rudz Burger.
Blimey, Fish and Chips are Brilliant!
<insert super-british text about fish & chips here> and these spots are the bee's knees!
The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen: It's named after Queen Victoria and they serve tender, flaky fish with crispy chips to accompany. If that didn't convince you, then the value will! Mondays are Curry & Pint Night; Wednesdays are Burger & Pint Night; with a happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3-7 p.m.
Red Lion Pub: No matter whether you are a Chelsea, Man City or Liverpool fan, Red Lion's dishes will bring us all together. Mondays are Burger Night; Wednesdays are Curry & Pint Night; Thursdays are Steak Night, and Fridays are ::drum roll:: Fish and Chips day!