New London Embassy

The "sails"along the sides of the New London Embassy glow as they catch the afternoon sun (U.S. Embassy London photo)


The United States has built a new Embassy in London!  Beginning in 2008 when we announced the purchase of a site in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth, this was a process to produce a modern, welcoming, safe and energy efficient embassy for the 21st century.

The design was opened up to competition to ensure the new facility reflects the best of modern design, incorporates the latest in energy-efficient building techniques, and celebrates the values of freedom and democracy.

The New London Embassy (NLE), is under the care of the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) who have a dedicated team based in London. The project has been funded entirely by the proceeds of the sale of other U.S. Government properties in London, not through appropriated funds.       Read more….

Latest News

January 12, 2018
Our U.S. Marines raised the U.S. flag at the new Embassy in Nine Elms for the first time!  The building opens to the public on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 following the U.S. holiday on Monday January 15th.

U.S. Flag is raised at the new U.S. Embassy in London, January 12, 2018.
U.S. Flag is raised at the new U.S. Embassy in London, January 12, 2018.

December 18, 2017
Surveying the U.S. Embassy London building   The new U.S. Embassy building in London is now officially on the map!   On December 18, Ordnance Survey was joined by Deputy Chief of Mission, Lew Lukens, to accurately survey and map the new building.

14 December 2017
Address of the New U.S. Embassy London

Older news and press releases are in the New Embassy news archive as well as on Flickr.