Embassy of China in London


The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom is a bilateral mission in London and promotes Chinese interests in the United Kingdom. The embassy of China also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of the United Kingdom. The Chinese Embassy in London is headed by Mr Liu Xiaoming - Ambassador of China to the United Kingdom.


Chinese Embassy in London, the United Kingdom 49-51 Portland Place London W1B 1JL United Kingdom


(+44) 20 7299 4049






Mr Liu Xiaoming - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in the United Kingdom require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Chinese embassy in London you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for China

For all Chinese visa related matters contact the embassy in London before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.chinese-embassy.org.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+44) 20 7299 4049 or email

Consulates of China in the United Kingdom

Next to the embassy in London there could be additional Chinese consulates located in the United Kingdom.

Please check below for the locations of the Chinese consulates in the United Kingdom.

Chinese Consulates in the United Kingdom

Next to the embassy in London, China has consulates in the following cities: Belfast, Edinburgh and Manchester

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Chinese Embassy in London offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from United Kingdom to China as wel as for Chinese citizens in United Kingdom. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, Chinese nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.