Embassy of the United Kingdom, Warsaw

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Location
52°13'06"N
021°02'23"E
Country
 Poland
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The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Warsaw is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Poland. It is located on Kawalerii street in the Ujazdów district. The current British Ambassador to Poland is Anna Clunes.

History

The current embassy building on Kawalerii Street was built between 2008–9, designed by Tony Fretton and cost £27m to construct. It is located next door to the Spanish and Dutch Embassies. During the interbellum period (1918-1939), the embassy was located in the Branicki Palace. From 1945 until 2008, the embassy was located in the Wielopolski Palace at Ujazdów Avenue 15. The embassy building was designed by Jozef Huss and built c. 1875 as the home for Polish aristocrats. The building escaped relatively undamaged by World War II and therefore was acquired by the British government in 1945 to house the British Embassy; previously it had been used as the Estonian Embassy.
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