Embassy of North Korea, London
|Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London|
|Address||73 Gunnersbury Avenue, London, W5 4LP|
|Ambassador||His Excellency Mr Choe Il|
The Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in London (Chosŏn'gŭl: 주 영국 조선민주주의인민공화국 대사관; MR: Chu Yŏngguk Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk Daesagwan) is the diplomatic mission of North Korea to the United Kingdom. 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. The seven-bedroom property was purchased by the North Korean government for £ 1.3 million in 2003.
The former deputy ambassador Thae Yong-ho defected to South Korea in 2016. The ambassador at the time was Hyon Hak-bong. As of 25 August 2016[update], Hyon is reported to have been recalled to North Korea following Thae's defection.
- Embassy of the United Kingdom, Pyongyang
- List of diplomatic missions of North Korea
- Foreign relations of North Korea
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