Visit the FCO

map of king charles street office.You can arrange a visit to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in King Charles Street near Downing Street, in central London. 

Your visit will have to be pre-arranged as the FCO is not open to the public, apart from special Open Days. Telephone one of  the numbers below or write to us at King Charles Street.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH.

Main switchboard/General enquiries: 020 7008 1500
Services for Britons Overseas: 020 7008 0117
Travel advice: 0845 850 2829


The Foreign Office is situated between Whitehall and St James's Park, parallel to Downing Street. Nearby landmarks include the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to the south and Trafalgar Square to the North.

Getting here

Nearest tube stations: Westminster, St James's Park or Charing Cross
Nearest bus routes: 3, 11, 12, 24, 87, 88, 453
Nearest train stations: Charing Cross, Waterloo, Victoria

Open House London

We are taking part in Open House London from 20-21 September 2008. Over 600 buildings will be open to the public free of charge during this weekend.