25.11.2017

Grand re-opening of the Czech Embassy

Hundreds of guests attended a grand re-opening of the Czech Embassy on 24 November 2017.



The Czech Embassy was originally built between 1965 and 1970 in the new style adopted by Czech architects: Brutalism. The build has undergone a two-year thorough refurbishment and opened on the evening of 24 November 2017. Now it hosts all things Czech: offices of the Embassy, CzechTourism, CzechInvest, CzechTrade and Czech Centre.

The official opening by the Ambassador H.E.Libor Secka, the Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs Mr. Martin Smolek, was followed by a Czech buffet reception, Lenny's concert and an improvised theatrical performance. Hundreds of guests could also see a few light installations, a film about the history of the building, an exhibition of Viktorie Langer and so much more. Click here to find more details about the building as well as the event.

One of the installations in the Embassy piazza

The Embassy building lit up in tricolour illumination

The Ambassador H.E. Libor Secka and Chairman of the CBCC Ladislav Hornan

Guests at the re-opening: Zdenek Kudr, Bohem Brewery; Tereza Urbankova, CBCC; Ales Opatrny, Head of Economic & Commercial Section

Initial speeches before the grand re-opening


Traditional Czech cocktail called 'beton' (concrete), a mixture of becherovka and tonic, served in a very authentic way!


20.10.2018
CBCC member interview - Petra O’Connell, Chair, Czech School without Borders London

On her journey from banking to education, the purpose of the Czech School without Borders, bringing ‘all things Czech’ into the curriculum, aspirations and so much more…
More here

1.9.2018
CBCC member interview - Jakub Orna, Managing Director of Reliable Homes Estate Agents in North London

On the current trends in the property market in the UK, his views on Brexit, working 24/7 to meet customer requirements, what it takes to succeed, and so much more...
More here

31.7.2018
CBCC member interview - Martina Vanickova, CEO, The Training Umbrella

On the job she loves and cares about, the habit of going with her gut feeling, dreaming big, being flexible, aspirations to change the society, and so much more…
More here

23.6.2018
CBCC member interview - Simon George, Managing Director, Budweiser Budvar UK

On his passion for ‘Czechness’, engaging beer consumers with stories, having the right team to do the job, keeping it simple, and so much more…
More here

22.4.2018
CBCC member interview - Oliver Geidt, Manager, Corporate Intelligence, KPMG

On being passionate about Central and Eastern Europe, his views on and predictions about Brexit, reasons for joining the CBCC and so much more…
More here

More news