Embassy of Nepal, London
|Embassy of Nepal in London|
|Location||Holland Park, London|
|Address||12a Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QU|
|Ambassador||Dr. Suresh Chandra Chalise|
The building was erected in 1863-65 for Samuel Morton Peto by the architect James Murray and is a Grade II listed building. Nepal was given the building as a gift from the British government in 1937 due to the ongoing help given to the British Army by the Gurkhas. In 2013 there were rumours that the Nepali government were looking to sell the embassy for an anticipated £100 million, citing the huge cost of essential repair work; this caused outrage amongst the Nepali community in Britain.
Plaque outside the embassy depicting the Emblem of Nepal
- "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 12 December 2013.
- "The Crown estate in Kensington Palace Gardens". 12 December 2013.
- "12a, Kensington Palace Gardens W8, Kensington and Chelsea". 12 December 2013.
- "Nepalese Embassy on London's 'Boulevard of Billionaires' could be sold for £100m sparking anger among Gurkhas". Daily Mail. 24 April 2013.
- "Fury over 'plan to sell' Nepal embassy building in London". BBC News. 19 April 2013.