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UK in the USA

London 00:15, 05 Oct 2011
Washington, DC 19:15, 04 Oct 2011
Last updated at 21:53 (UK time) 31 May 2011

History of our post

On 28 June 1817, Britain opened a Consulate in Boston, to take care of British interests in New England.  The first British Consul was George Manners, who held office from 1817 to 1839. In 1904, the Post was upgraded to a full Consulate General, and in 2000 it took on responsibility for the state of Connecticut (except Fairfield County), alongside the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

We took occupancy of our current offices in Kendall Square on November 9, 2009. To read more about our new facilities, click here.

Consulate locations
Before moving to its second location in Kendall Square in Cambridge, the British Consulate-General was located at One Memorial Drive (2002-2009), the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1990 to 2002), and before that on the 47th floor of the Prudential Tower.  Since 1920, the Consulate has occupied a variety of buildings on Atlantic Avenue, 140 or 148 State Street, 10 Post Office Square, and two locations in the Hancock Building.  Earlier office locations are not recorded.


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