Visits of Presidents of the United States to the United Kingdom

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Visits of Presidents of the United States to the United Kingdom

1900

November 18 to December 13, 1912
Woodrow Wilson
Bermuda
Vacation. [Visit made as President-elect.]

December 26 to 28, 1918
Woodrow Wilson
London, Carlisle, Manchester
Met with Prime Minister Lloyd George and King George V.

1920

November 30, 1920
Warren G. Harding
Kingston (Jamaica)
Stopped while returning to the U.S. [Visit made as President-elect.]

1930

February 6 to 14, 1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Bahamas
Fishing trip. [Visit made as President-elect.]

March 29 to April 11, 1934
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Bahamas
Fishing trip.

March 27 to April 6, 1935
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Bahamas
Fishing trip.

March 24 to April 7, 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Bahamas
Fishing trip.

November 21, 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Trinidad
Stopped on the way to South America.

December 11, 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Trinidad
Stopped while returning to the U.S.

August 17 to 20, 1939
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bay of Islands and Bonne Bay (Newfoundland)
Fishing trip.

1940

December 5, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jamaica
Inspected British base sites for possible American use.

December 8, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt
St. Lucia
Inspected British base sites for possible American use.

December 9, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Antigua
Inspected British base sites for possible American use.

December 12 to 13, 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Bahamas
Inspected British base sites for possible American use. Met with the Duke of Windsor at Eleutheria Island, December 13.

August 9 to 12, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Argentia (Newfoundland)
Attended conference with Prime Minister Churchill. Announced the Atlantic Charter.

January 11, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Trinidad
Overnight stop en route to Casablanca.

January 13, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bathurst (The Gambia)
Overnight stop en route to Casablanca.

January 25, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bathuret (The Gambia)
Overnight stop en route from Casablanca.

January 29, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Trinidad
Overnight stop en route from Casablanca.

December 8, 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Malta
Visited Allied military installations.

February 2, 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Malta
Attended Malta Conference with Prime Minister Churchill.

August 2, 1945
Harry S Truman
Plymouth
Informal meeting with King George VI.

1950

December 4 to 8, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bermuda
Attended Bermuda Conference with Prime Minister Churchill and French President Laniel.

March 20 to 24, 1957
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bermuda
Met with Prime Minister Macmillan.

August 27 to September 2, 1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower
London, Balmoral, Chequers
Informal visit; met Prime Minister Macmillan and Queen Elizabeth II.

September 4 to 7, 1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Culzean Castle
Rested before returning to the United States.

1960

June 4 to 5, 1961
John F. Kennedy
London
Private visit; met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Macmillan.

December 21 to 22, 1961
John F. Kennedy
Bermuda
Met with Prime Minister Macmillan.

December 18 to 21, 1962
John F. Kennedy
Nassau (The Bahamas)
Conferred with Prime Minister Macmillan; concluded Nassau agreement on nuclear defense Systems.

June 29 to 30, 1963
John F. Kennedy
Birch Grove, Sussex
Informal visit with Prime Minister Macmillan at his home.

February 24 to 26, 1969
Richard M. Nixon
London
Informal visit; held conversations with Prime Minister Wilson. Received by Queen Elizabeth II.

August 3, 1969
Richard M. Nixon
Mildenhall Air Force Base
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Wilson.

1970

October 3, 1970
Richard M. Nixon
Chequers
Met informally with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Heath.

December 20 to 21, 1971
Richard M. Nixon
Bermuda
Met with British Prime Minister Heath.

May 5 to 11, 1977
Jimmy Carter
London, Newcastle
Attended Economic Summit Meeting May 7-8 of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also met with the Prime Ministers of Greece, Belgium, Turkey, Norway, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, and with the President of Portugal. Addressed the NATO Ministers meeting, May 10.

1980

June 7 to 9, 1982
Ronald Reagan
London, Windsor Castle
Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Thatcher. Addressed Parliament.

June 4 to 10, 1984
Ronald Reagan
London
Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Thatcher. Attended Economic Summit Meeting June 7-9 of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

June 2 to 3, 1988
Ronald Reagan
London
Met with Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Thatcher, and Japanese Prime Minister Takeshita.

May 31 to June 2, 1989
George Bush
London
Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Thatcher.

1990

April 13 to 14, 1990
George Bush
Bermuda
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Thatcher.

July 5 to 6, 1990
George Bush
London
Attended NATO Summit Meeting.

March 14 to 16, 1991
George Bush
Bermuda
Discussed the Middle East peace process with Prime Minister Major.

July 14 to 18, 1991
George Bush
London
Attended Economic Summit Meeting with the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also met with Soviet

June 4 to 5, 1994
William J. Clinton
Cambridge, London, Portsmouth
Visited U.S. Military Cemetery. Met with Prime Minister Major. Attended state dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and heads of state and government of Canada, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Belgium. Attended D-Day commemorative ceremonies.

June 8, 1994
William J. Clinton
Oxford
Received honorary degree from Oxford University.

November 28 to December 1, 1995
William J. Clinton
London, Belfast, Londonderry
Met with Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Major; addressed Parliament, and delivered several public addresses in Northern Ireland.

May 28 to 29, 1997
William J. Clinton
London
Met with Prime Minister Blair and attended a Cabinet meeting.

May 14-18, 1998
William J. Clinton
Birmingham, Weston-Under-Lizard, London
Attended G-8 Economic Summit and U.S.-EU Summit.

September 3, 1998
William J. Clinton
Belfast, Armagh, Omagh
Met with Prime Minister Blair and Northern Irish political leaders; addressed the Northern Ireland Assembly.

2000

December 13-14, 2000
William J. Clinton
Belfast, London, Warwick
Met with Prime Minister Blair and Northern Irish political leaders; addressed the people of Northern Ireland at the Odyssey Center; met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace; addressed audience at Warwick University Arts Center.

2001

July 18-20, 2001
George W. Bush
London, Chequers and Halton (Buckinghamshire)
Met with Prime Minister Blair at RAF Halton; met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace; visited British Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, London.  Departed via Brize Norton Raf Military Airfield, Oxford.

2003

April 7-8, 2003
George W. Bush
Hillsborough, N. Ireland
Visit of President Bush to Northern Ireland, April 7-8, 2003

November 18-21, 2003
George W. Bush
London and Sedgefield (Durham)
State Visit of President Bush to the United Kingdom, November 18-21, 2003

2005

July 6-8, 2005
George W. Bush
Gleneagles, Scotland
President Bush attended annual G-8 summit.

2008

June 15-16, 2008
George W. Bush
London and Belfast
Visit of President Bush to the United Kingdom June 15-16, 2008.

2009

March 31 – 3 April, 2009
Barack H. Obama
Visit of President Obama to the United Kingdom

2011

May 24 – 26, 2011
Barack H. Obama
State Visit of President Obama to the United Kingdom

2014

04-05 September 2014
Barack H. Obama
Travel to Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom to participate in the 2014 Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

2016

21-24 April 2016
Barack H. Obama
Travel to London, UK as part of a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Germany. Photos are on Flickr.