Embassy of North Korea, London

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Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London
North Korean Embassy in London.jpg
Coordinates 51°30′11″N 0°17′21″W / 51.50310°N 0.28915°W / 51.50310; -0.28915Coordinates: 51°30′11″N 0°17′21″W / 51.50310°N 0.28915°W / 51.50310; -0.28915
Location Gunnersbury, London
Address 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, London, W5 4LP
Ambassador His Excellency Mr Hyon Hak Bong

The Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London (Korean: Korean: 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국의 대사관; Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk-ŭi Daesagwan) is the diplomatic mission of North Korea to the United Kingdom.[1] It is located in a detached house at 73 Gunnersbury Avenue on the northern corner junction with Baronsmede, in Gunnersbury, a suburban district of west London. It is notable for being one of the few embassies in London located in a suburban area, away from the central diplomatic areas of the city; indeed it is the western-most embassy in the capital.[2][3] The property was purchased by the North Korean government in 2003.[4]

In November 2014 an exhibition of art from the Mansudae Art Studio was held at the embassy, to coincide with the visit of four North Korean artists to London.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-embassies-in-the-uk
  2. ^ "The North Korean embassy – would you believe it's here?". The Guardian. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "The suburban semi that houses the North Korean embassy". BBC News. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Alex Spillius (5 April 2013). "North Korean embassy: all quiet on the Ealing front". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Vincent Dowd (4 November 2014). "North Korean UK embassy hosts first art exhibition". BBC. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Miller (4 November 2014). "Take a rare glimpse at North Korea's brushstroke diplomacy". London: Channel 4 News. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 

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