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Dupont Circle

Much like Lyle, it’s often said that Dupont Circle ‘offers a little something for everyone’. Our beloved neighborhood offers a cool blend of historic homes, vibrant attractions and unique shops. It’s an area where everyone belongs and everyone can feel at home. Find a few of our favorite spots below.

Kramer's Bookstore

Kramer's Bookstore has been something of an institution for Dupont Circle since it opened in the neighborhood in 1976. A brilliant independent bookstore offering a creative and carefully curated selection of titles.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection was America's first museum of modern art, founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921. Celebrating its centenary in 2021, the museum has been collecting ground breaking works of modern and contemporary art for 100 years. 

Dupont Circle Farmers Market

The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market takes place every Sunday from 8.30am until 1.30pm. We'd always advise arriving as early as possible - and don't forget to say hello to the team from Lyle's who're there every week!

National Zoo

At the Smithsonian National Zoological Park you'll find lions, tigers, giraffes and the zoo’s beloved giant pandas among the 1,500-plus animals that call the 163-acre park home. 

Toolbox Pilates

Toolbox supports Pilates’ vision of a sound mind and sound body and a method by which to achieve it. Located close to Lyle, their studio is beautiful, light and spacious. 

National Geographic Museum

Located along the southern edge of the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the National Geographic Museum features changing exhibitions, which may include exquisite photography from around the world, live demonstrations and interactive displays.

Illa Spa

Illa Spa is located just a few moments from Lyle in the Dupont Circle neighborhood offering day spa services including a wide variety of specialist massages, facial treatments, waxing and threading. 

Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa

Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa is a locally-owned business just a few blocks from Lyle. offering a well stocked pet store, grooming services (book in advance!) and impressive home made doggy celebration cakes and treats. 

Woodrow Wilson House

Tour President Woodrow Wilson's final, Georgian revival home, which looks the same today as it did when Wilson lived here in the 1920s. The historic site also hosts exciting events, from vintage game nights to garden parties in spring.

Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground is a community arts organization transforming 15,000 sq. ft of open abandoned space under Dupont Circle into a platform for creative exchange and contemporary arts.