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6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens

Since the 1950s the Embassy of the Czechoslovak Republic has been located near Kensington Gardens. The building previous to the one the Embassy is currently in was at 6 - 7 Kensington Palace Gardens. The re-location to interconnected buildings at this prestigious address was certainly a good choice. At that time it was necessary to connect the two buildings so the interior dividing wall between them was demolished. A spectacular social space on the ground floor was created and used as a cinema and concert hall.

In the sixties, it was decided to move the Embassy and business representation of the former Ministry of Foreign Trade into new buildings a few dozen meters away, where the separate Embassies of the Czech and Slovak Republics now reside.

Both buildings served the Czechoslovak state for only a relatively short time between 1955 and 1970.

Once the present Embassy´s buildings were completed in 1970, Nos. 6  - 7 were vacated. Since then these buildings have been used firstly by the USSR and today serve as the Representation of the Russian Federation in London.