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TO VISIT

Residence of the Ambassador of the United Kingdom (fully booked)

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This impressive mansion in the Royal Quarter had a varied past and several owners until it was leased to the UK Government in 1944. The British Embassy bought the mansion in 1947 and refurbished it in 2012.

The present interior reflects the taste of the previous owner Baroness Becker-Remy. She was an art collector who bought the house with her husband in 1926. She worked with Stephane Boudin, the famous French interior designer to complete the interiors, deliberately using antique interiors in a relatively modern building.

Highlights of the property include the Library which has panelling made c1772 for the French Embassy in Vienna and three tapestries produced by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer between 1690 and 1730 in the Dining Room. Art works include an 1817 portrait of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales by George Dawe and works by early 20th Century British artist Walter Sickert.

In recent years, the house has welcomed the British and Belgian Royal families, numerous heads of state and countless politicians from across the globe. Today this mansion is used for official purposes by the UK Diplomatic missions in Belgium, for example to host the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee receptions.

Guided tours with presentation of the British Government art collection:
English
Sat: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
French
Sat.: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Dutch
Sat.: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Practical information

Sat. only, 10:00 to 16:00

Rue Ducale/Hertogsstraat 17, Brussels

Guided tours and by reservation only

Accessible with assistance

Accessible with assistance