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Embassy of Israel, London

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Embassy of Israel in London
Location: South Kensington, London
Address: 2 Palace Green, London, W8 4QB
Ambassador: Tzipi Hotovely
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name2 Palace Green, W8
Designated15 April 1969
Reference no.1357462

The Embassy of Israel in London is the head of diplomacy of Israel in the United Kingdom.[1] It is located in the South Kensington area on Kensington Palace Gardens near the road on Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building[2] has both the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Consulate, which is available using another door at 15a Old Court Place.[1]

Location[change | change source]

The Embassy is at 2 Palace Green, the southern area of Kensington Palace Gardens, which is home to Kensington Palace itself as well as a number of other diplomatic missions and embassies, and is part of the Crown Estate. The security of the embassy is very strong, with many guards.

Building[change | change source]

The Embassy has a house first built in 1860–62 for the author William Makepeace Thackeray,[3] made in red brick as he wanted. It was given Grade II* listed status in 1969.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 8 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historic England (15 April 1969). "2, Palace Green W8 (1357462)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  3. "The Crown Estate in Kensington Palace Gardens". British History Online. 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2020.