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The British Embassy in Mexico City is the diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Mexico. Today, it’s at home in the Torre del Ángel, a newer office building on the Paseo de la Reforma. It’s just below the Ángel de la Independencia glorieta at the corner of the Calle Florencia.
The embassy was for many years across Reforma in the Colonia Cuauhtémoc. That rather more reserved building is for sale as of May 2021.
The near 200-year diplomatic history of the two nations can’t be summed up in a couple of embassy sites. In fact, the two countries are parties to a good 20 bilateral agreements. These cover not just consular arrangements, but trade, higher education, and crime prevention and control. Both are G20 nations, too.
The history of the countries goes back well into colonial times. Britain is credited with having been the first European power to recognize the independent Mexico in 1824. This was after British interests purchased the mine works in Pachuca, north of Mexico City. The Cornish miners who ended up immigrating to work those mines are credited with introducing football to Latin America. The pastes they designed to eat with dirty hands inside the mines are only now finding their way into the mainstream of Central Mexican food. This is after nearly a century as an exclusively Pachucan delicacy.
British Citizens should contact the embassy through the embassy webpage.