Embassy of Sweden, London

The Embassy of Sweden in London is the diplomatic mission of Sweden in the United Kingdom.[1] The Swedish embassy is located in Marylebone, London, and represents the Swedish government in the United Kingdom.

Embassy of Sweden, London
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LocationMarylebone, London
Address11 Montagu Place
London W1H 2AL
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′8″N 0°9′37.2″W / 51.51889°N 0.160333°W / 51.51889; -0.160333
AmbassadorMikaela Kumlin Granit (since 2021)
WebsiteOfficial website



In 1907, the Swedish legation in London moved into rented premises at 73 Portland Place.[2] It was used both as chancery and as ambassadorial residence. In 1921, the townhouse at 27 Portland Place was purchased and a 999-year lease with the English landowner Howard de Walden was agreed. After the Second World War, the embassy found itself increasingly in need of space and the neighbouring property 29 Portland Place was therefore rented. The two properties were connected in a number of places. The lease on No. 29 was terminated in the early 1970s.[2]

Between 1970 and 1983, the chancery was located at 23 North Row in Mayfair.[3][4] Since 1983, the chancery building is located at 11 Montagu Square in Marylebone, just down the road from the embassy of Switzerland. Sweden also maintains a Trade Council at 259-269 Old Marylebone Road, Marylebone.[5]


The ambassadorial residence is located at 27 Portland Place since 1921. It has been used as chancery and as residence but since 1983 it has been used solely as a residence.[2]

Heads of MissionEdit

Name Period Title
Dionysius Beurraeus 1558–1561 ?
Jakob Spens 1629–1632 ?
Christer Bonde 1656–1657 ?
Christoffer Leijoncrona 1703–1710 Envoy
Carl Gyllenborg 1710–1715 Resident
Carl Gyllenborg 1715–1717 Minister
Carl Sparre 1719–1720 Envoy
Carl Sparre 1720–1736 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Carl Magnus Wasenberg 1736–1741 Chargé d'affaires
Carl Magnus Wasenberg 1741–1743 Minister
Caspar Joachim Ringwicht 1744–1748 Minister
Edvard Carleson 1748–1757 Envoy
Gustaf Adam von Nolcken 1763–1787 Envoy
Gustaf Adam von Nolcken 1787–1792 Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
Lars von Engeström 1793–1795 Envoy
Per Olof von Asp 1795–1799 Envoy
Göran Ulrik Silfverhielm 1801–1802 Chargé d'affaires
Göran Ulrik Silfverhielm 1802–1802 Resident minister
Gotthard Mauritz von Rehausen 1805–1807 Minister (acting)
Carl Gustaf Adlerberg 1807–1808 Envoy
Carl Gustaf von Brinkman 1808–1810 Envoy
Gotthard Mauritz von Rehausen 1812–1818 Envoy
Gustaf Algernon Stierneld 1818–1828 Envoy
Magnus Björnstjerna 1828–1846 Envoy
Gotthard Mauritz von Rehausen 1847–1854 Envoy
Christian Adolf Virgin 1854–1854 Minister Plenipotentiary ad interim
Carl Hochschild 1854–1857 Envoy
Baltzar von Platen 1857–1861 Envoy
Carl Wachtmeister 1861–1865 Envoy
Carl Fredrik Hochschild 1866–1876 Envoy
Carl Edward Wilhelm Piper 1877–1890 Envoy
Henrik Åkerman 1890–1895 Envoy
Carl Lewenhaupt 1895–1902 Envoy
Carl Bildt 1902–1905 Envoy
Herman Wrangel 1906–1920 Envoy
Erik Palmstierna 1920–1937 Envoy
Hans Gustaf Beck-Friis 1938–1938 Chargé d'affaires (acting)
Björn Prytz 1938–1947 Envoy
Erik Boheman 1947–1947 Envoy
Erik Boheman 1948–1948 Ambassador
Gunnar Hägglöf 1948–1967 Ambassador
Leif Belfrage 1967–1972 Ambassador
Ole Jödahl 1972–1976 Ambassador
Olof Rydbeck 1977–1979 Ambassador
Per Lind 1979–1982 Ambassador
Leif Leifland 1982–1991 Ambassador
Lennart Eckerberg 1991–1994 Ambassador
Lars-Åke Nilsson 1995–1996 Ambassador
Mats Bergquist 1997–2004 Ambassador
Staffan Carlsson 2004–2010 Ambassador
Nicola Clase 2010–2016 Ambassador
Torbjörn Sohlström 2016–2021 Ambassador
Mikaela Kumlin Granit 2021–present Ambassador



  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "1921 - Sweden moves in" (in Swedish). National Property Board of Sweden. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  3. ^ Sköldenberg, Bengt, ed. (1970). Sveriges statskalender. 1970 (in Swedish). Uppsala: Fritzes offentliga publikationer. p. 357.
  4. ^ Sköldenberg, Bengt, ed. (1983). Sveriges statskalender 1983 (PDF) (in Swedish). Stockholm: Liber/Allmänna. p. 361. ISBN 9138071576. SELIBR 3682764.
  5. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.

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