Embassy of Finland, London


United Kingdom

Office hours

Mon–Fri 9am–12.30pm, 1.30pm–4pm (please check opening hours for the consular section below)

Customer service

Consular Section's customer service and appointment booking
Customer service at the Consular Section requires a prior online appointment. 

Contact details of the Embassy

Email enquiries to the Consular Section
[email protected]

Telephone enquiries to the Consular Section
Mondays and Thursdays at 9.00–10.00am
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6242

Please note that answers to most enquiries can be found on the Embassy website! 

Other enquiries during the opening hours of the Embassy
Monday to Friday at 9.00am–12.30pm, 1.30pm–4pm
Tel: +44 (0)20 7838 6200

Holidays when the embassy will be closed.

Telephone exchange

  • +44 207 838 6200


  • +44 207 235 3680


Visiting address, post address

Embassy of Finland
38 Chesham Place

Päivi Luostarinen
Päivi Luostarinen
Head of Mission
Minna Laajava
Deputy Head of Mission
Iina Virta
Assistant to the Ambassador
Noora Salokoski
Executive Assistant

Political and economic matters

Marjo Mäki-Leppilampi
Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, transatlantic relations, Eastern Europe, Russia, South Caucasus, Central Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, UN affairs, OSCE, Council of Europe, international human rights issues, Arctic affairs
Päivi Pihlajamäki
Team Finland coordinator, trade and economic policy, EU's internal markets, competitiveness, agricultural, forest and environmental policy, development policy
Eveliina Saarinen
Second Secretary
United Kingdom's EU policy, justice and home affairs, EU countries, Western Balkans, Turkey, Middle East, Gulf and North Africa
Kaisa Laine

Press, media and culture

Johanna Sumuvuori
Press Counsellor
  • +44 20 783 862 07
  • +44 7741 249 007
Pirjo Pellinen
Special Adviser
public diplomacy, culture
  • +44 207 838 6222
Minttu Taajamo
Special Adviser, public diplomacy and political affairs
  • +44 207 838 6216
  • +44 792 045 4058


Sari Kilpi
Jaana Ojainmaa
Consular Services Coordinator
Marja-Leena Payne
Consular Services Coordinator
Ann-Mari Romero
Consular Services Coordinator

Defence Attaché's Office

Pasi Saarikoski
Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Riitta Murtagh
PA to the Defence Attaché

Administrative affairs

Eija Pöyhönen Rivera
Administrative Officer
information management
Juha Nojonen
Property Management and Office Services
Stella Sengül
coordination of matters concerning appropriations and financial administration
Riitta Kärkinen
Technical Assistant
Outi Mäkilä
Tuomas Arvonen
Property Management and Office Services Attendant
Virpi Rasilainen
Catering and Housekeeping Supervisor