Embassy of North Korea, London

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Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London
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 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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