Foreign Office virtual tour

Explore the fine rooms and grand staircases inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) headquarters in London with this virtual tour of 360° photographs and accompanying podcasts and videos. Part of the FCO’s annual Open House London event when the FCO opens its doors to the public.

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The Grand Staircase

Accompanying podcast:
Foreign Office historian Richard Smith tells the story of The Grand Staircase

The story of the Foreign Office – though art, history and diplomacy

Dr Laura Popoviciu of the Government Art Collection explores the artworks and architecture inside the Foreign Office and the role art can play in international diplomacy.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offers a short guide to the Foreign Office and its iconic headquarters in London.

Foreign Office historian Richard Smith tells the story of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office seen through the development of its stunning headquarters building in London.

British diplomats talk about their lives working in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.