Embassy of North Korea, London

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Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London
Coordinates 51°30′12″N 0°17′23″W / 51.503413°N 0.289807°W / 51.503413; -0.289807Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 0°17′23″W / 51.503413°N 0.289807°W / 51.503413; -0.289807
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 is the diplomatic mission of North Korea to the United Kingdom.[1] It is located in a semi-detached house at 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, 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 April 2013 there were rumours that North Korea was planning to vacate the embassy following increased tensions in the Korean peninsula, however these proved unfounded.[5]

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