Foreign and Commonwealth office opens door to public for the weekend

Tuesday 12th September 2017 09:43 EDT

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is opening its doors to the public as part of Open House London on 16 & 17 September. The public will be invited to explore one of the world’s most iconic government buildings and discover its historic art and architecture.

To celebrate Open House, they are launching a new interactive virtual tour of our headquarters in London and some of the historic embassies and residences across the world.

In the virtual tour you can take an interactive journey through the fine rooms and staircases inside the King Charles Street building and our fascinating buildings and interiors in Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Paris and Istanbul. The stunning 360° photographs contain audio podcasts and videos which give you a unique insight into Britain’s diplomatic story.

The new interactive virtual tour can be seen on:

The tour also includes a welcome video by the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and a short video
“The Art of Diplomacy” in which a curator of the Government Art Collection, Dr Laura Popoviciu, provides an exclusive look and unrivalled insight into historical art in the FCO’s collection and the role it can play in international diplomacy.

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