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About the Embassy

Updated: 17 July 2015


Ambassador Barzun was officially sworn in by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on 15th August 2013 at the Department of State in Washington, DC.  
You can read about Ambassador Barzun's activities on his speeches page.

The Ambassador, or Chief of Mission, is the highest ranking American official in the United Kingdom.  The position’s full title is "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary". It is "extraordinary" in that the Ambassador is the personal representative of the President of the United States to Her Majesty the Queen.  The "plenipotentiary" in the title indicates full power to negotiate.  As well as being responsible for the work of the various sections of the Embassy, the Ambassador coordinates the activities of all departments and agencies of the United States Government with representatives in Britain.

Deputy Chief of Mission

The Deputy Chief of Mission ('Minister') is Elizabeth L. Dibble.

Assisting the Ambassador is the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), a position carrying the rank of Minister. The DCM is responsible for the day to-day running of the Embassy and also undertakes high-level representation, negotiation, appraisal, and reporting duties.  In the Ambassador's absence the Minister becomes Chargé D'Affaires, thereby assuming all the Ambassador's functions and responsibilities.

Photos of the Embassy

High-resolution images of the U.S. Embassy London are available further down the page.

The Embassy

State Department Seal

U.S. Department of State

The Ambassador to the Court of St. James's is the personal representative of the President, and oversees the Embassy (area map), as well as Consulates General in Edinburgh, Belfast and Hamilton, Bermuda.  He also oversees  Virtual Presence Post Cardiff.  The Ambassador's residence is Winfield House

Representatives from the U.S. State Department and 26 other U.S. Government agencies manage portfolios concerning economic, commercial and agricultural affairs, consular and immigration issues, customs, transportation, and law enforcement activities, as well as political and military relations, and public affairs.


Embassy Sections

Mission Officers

  • Deputy Chief of Mission: Elizabeth L. Dibble
  • Minister Counselor for Management: Lawrence Richter
  • Counselor for Agricultural Affairs: Stan Phillips
  • Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs: John Simmons
  • Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs/Consul General: Debra Heien
  • Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs: Whitney Baird
  • Counselor for Political Affairs: Kit Traub
  • Minister Counselor for Public Affairs: Eric A. Johnson
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland Consul General: Gregory S. Burton
  • Edinburgh, Scotland Principal Officer: Zoja D. Bazarnic
  • Hamilton, Bermuda, Consul General: Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig


New U.S. Embassy

All information, news and high-resolution imagery for our new U.S. Embassy in the Nine Elms area of London is on our new Embassy page.  Weekly photos of the construction are posted on a Flickr album.

Performance and Accountability Reports

Performance and Accountability Reports may be found on the State Department website.

Social Media

The Embassy is present on several social networking sites and runs several blogs. Here is a list of our social media services:

 Our blogs Blogs: The Embassy's Special Relationship Magazine features postings from many contributors.
Here is our list of topics:
Ambassador Barzun | Education | Embassy Thoughts | Environment, Science, Technology & Health | Shared History | U.S. Citizen ServicesU.S. Visas & Travel |

 Buzzfeeb hub  BuzzFeed:  Our most popular content, as selected by you!

 Talk to us on Facebook  Facebook: Embassy LondonConsulate-General Belfast |

 Our photos on Flickr  Photos: on Flickr - all albumsNew London Embassy construction |

 Ambassador Barzun on Tumblr  Tumblr:  Ambassadors of the Special Relationship |

 Follow us on Twitter Twitter: Ambassador Barzun | All accounts | Consular | Embassy | Press Office | Consulate-General Belfast | Consulate-General Edinburgh |

 Our Youtube channel Audio/Video: Youtube | Podcast archive | RSS: Policy news - Embassy service updates |


Embassy Location Map

  • Link to map of the U.S.  Embassy London

    Click for larger map

    Using a GPS or Google Maps?
    To reach the U.S. Embassy when using a GPS you must use the postcode W1A 2LQ.  Any other postcode will lead you to a post office sorting station!

    The Embassy is located on Grosvenor Square which is in Mayfair. If you are traveling by London Underground, take the Central Line to Bond Street or Marble Arch. If approaching the Embassy from Oxford Street, walk down North Audley Street, which is the street opposite the Marble Arch Marks & Spencer’s store and Selfridges.  Access to the Embassy is via the Security Checkpoint.

    Disabled Access: Those requiring assistance should make themselves known to the security guards at the gate.

    London Underground

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