Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office: Open House

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) launched on 2 September 2020, when the Foreign & Commonwealth Office merged with the Department for International Development.

In 2020 the FCDO took part in a virtual Open House over the weekend 19 to 20 September. You can still explore our building on King Charles Street through the virtual tour, learn about the history of the building and hear from our staff about the modern department.

Take a virtual tour of the fine rooms and staircases of the FCDO’s buildings

Art on display in the FCDO

Watch a short film about the historic art on display in the FCDO, and the role it plays in international diplomacy.