Saturday, September 20, 2003
Visit The Foreign Office - 20th September 2003,

Under the London Open House initiative, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has opened its doors and constructed an exhibition, entitled "Accommodating Diplomacy - From Fine Rooms to Flat Packs".

'The exhibition traces the history of the Foreign Office and our embassies abroad, and looks at how our buildings have changed over the years to meet the evolving needs of modern diplomacy. Illustrated with photographs and images from the nineteenth century to the present day, the exhibition is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the history of British diplomacy, the workings of the FCO, or the architecture of our buildings.'

The FCO will also be opening its finer suites to the public: the Durbar Court, the India Office Council Chamber, the Locarno Suite, the Grand Staircase and the Ambassador's Waiting Room.

You may also drink some fairtrade tea or coffee, demonstrating the clientele they hope to attract. I exhort all to see the exhibition and ask for freetrade coffee.

The buildings are located on King Charles Street and admission is free.


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