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.




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


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


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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