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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The FCO, or the Foreign Office for short, is the government department responsible for promoting British interests overseas and supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.
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Sept. 12, 2016
At the heart of the former India Office building within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in King Charles Street, London, the Durbar Court was designed as a grand reception space. The creation of the architect, Matthew Digby Wyatt, it was constructed in 1866 and was first used to host the Sultan of Turkey the following year. Here, Foreign Office guide Simon Shelly describes the history and architectural features of the Durbar Court.
Sept. 9, 2016
The Muse Staircase in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London was designed by Matthew Digby Wyatt in the 1860s and was originally part of the building that housed the India Office. Here, FCO guide Lesley Vickers describes the history and architectural features of the Muse Staircase.
Sept. 9, 2016
The Grand Staircase in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London was designed by architect Charles Gilbert Scott and opened in 1868. Its design and decoration was intended to impress visiting dignitaries and guests, providing a grand entrance to the principal reception rooms. Here, FCO Historian Richard Smith describes the history and architectural features of the Grand Staircase.
Sept. 9, 2016
Designed by George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s as a grand reception suite to host diplomats and visitors to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, the Locarno Suite was re-named after the Treaty of Locarno in 1925, which was signed in these rooms. Here, Foreign Office guide Graham Holland describes the history and architectural features of the Locarno Suite.
Sept. 9, 2016
Built in the early nineteenth century as a home for the Duke of York, Lancaster House in London is today a Government hospitality venue and occasional stand-in for Buckingham Palace in the movies and television. Here, Robert Alexander of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office talks about the history of Lancaster House and some of its outstanding architectural features.
May 26, 2016
Speech by The RT Hon Hugo Swire MP at Chatham House, 25 May 2016
April 22, 2016
Minister Baroness Anelay shares her thoughts on UK Human Rights and Democracy work
Feb. 29, 2016
Professor Keith Jeffery, author of the History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909 - 1949, speaks about his privileged access to SIS (MI6) records
Feb. 29, 2016
Grant Hibberd, a Research Assistant with the FCO’s Historians team, discusses “The Sealand Affair”, an obscure, but fascinating, footnote in British legal and diplomatic history.
Feb. 29, 2016
An audio tour of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building in Westminster, London.

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