Ho Chi Minh in London

Hồ Chí Minh, [1890-1988),   the former Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman, travelled the world as a young man working on ships. In the UK he worked at the Carlton Hotel, Regents Street, where now stands New Zealand House, and in 1914 at the Drayton Court Hotel , West Ealing, London.  He took casual work in the kitchen to earn a living.

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He worked at the Carlton Hotel in Haymarket, where now stands New Zealand  House.

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A Blue Plaque marks the site. The plaque is just visible on Google streetview here.

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The High Commission of New Zealand in London is the diplomatic mission of New Zealand in the United Kingdom. It is housed in a skyscraper known as New Zealand House on Haymarket, London, off Pall Mall.

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