Address and website
- Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Vienna
How to get to the British embassy
- Take the 71 tram to Unteres Belvedere (a 2 minute walk to the embassy)
- Take the 4A bus to Am Modenapark (4 minute walk) or Lisztstraße (5 minute walk)
You can catch both the bus and tram from near Karlsplatz, a relatively central station and a stop on the U1, U2 and U4 subway lines.
The British embassy forms part of the traditional diplomatic quarter. The Chinese, Russians and Iranians are near neighbours, which I’m sure makes for some interesting encounters in the local coffee house.
To the west is Schwarzenberg square, with its giant memorial to the Red Army that “liberated” Vienna in WWII.
A little to the southwest is the famous Belvedere Palace and gardens, built by Prince Eugen von Savoyen in the early 18th century.
The palace is now an art museum featuring many famous works, including a world-famous Gustav Klimt collection – definitely worth a look. There’s a wonderful Christmas market there, too, in December.