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Embassy of Germany in London
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Location: Belgravia, London
Address: 23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8PZ
Ambassador: Peter Ammon

The Embassy of Germany in London is the diplomatic mission of Germany in the United Kingdom.

The embassy is located at Belgrave Square, in Belgravia. It occupies three of the original terraced houses in Belgrave Square and a late 20th-century extension.

History

Bundesarchiv N 1310 Bild-044, London, Deutsche Botschaft
The German Embassy, c. 1930

The Prussian Consul-General was housed at 9 Carlton House Terrace in the so-called Prussia House. After World War II Prussia House was requisitioned as enemy property and the Federal Republic of Germany moved its consulate and diplomatic operations to Belgrave Square, still operating as a Consulate General. The Consulate became a fully functional Embassy in June 1951, the FRG leasing the building for 99 years in 1953.

In the 1970s, office space in the embassy was tight so an extension was erected at Chesham Place, inaugurated in 1978. It won the Westminster City Council prize for architecture.

In 1990, after German reunification, the East German embassy building at 34 Belgrave Square became part of the German embassy.

Delegates of states of the Holy Roman Empire

Saxony

  • 1701-1703 Balthasar Heinrich von Nischwitz
  • 1714-1718 Georg Sigismund Nostitz
  • Karl Georg Friedrich von Flemming (1705–1767)

Hanover

  • 1702 Ernst August von Platen-Hallermund

Holstein-Gottorp

  • 1713-1714 Gerhard Nath (1666–1740)
  • 1714-1719 Hermann von Petkum

Electorate of the Palatinate

  • 1715-1716 Franz Ludwig Viktor Effern

Trier

  • 1715 Hermann Beveren

Brandenburg-Prussia

  • 1604 Hans von Bodeck (1582–1658)
  • 1690-1698 Thomas Ernst von Danckelmann[1]
  • 1700 David Ancillon

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Coordinates: 51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425

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