India House, London

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
High Commission of India in London
Location Aldwych, London
Address India House, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4NA
High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Ranjan Mathai

The High Commission of India in London is the diplomatic mission of India in the United Kingdom.[1] It is located in India House on Aldwych, between Bush House, what was Marconi House (now Citibank) and the High Commission of Australia.[2] It faces both the London School of Economics and King's College London. Proposed in 1925 by the Indian High Commissioner Sir Atul Chatterjee, the building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1930.[3] It was formally inaugurated on 8 July 1930 by the King-Emperor George V.[4] There are decorations on the outside of the building representing the various states of India. There is also a bust of Jawaharlal Nehru which was unveiled by John Major in 1991.[5] Since 1981 it has been a Grade II Listed Building.[6]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List". 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The London Diplomatic List". 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "India House". 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "India House". 2 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "India House". 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1066491

External links[edit]