The British ambassador’s residence, by the numbers

Gardeners Julia Ames and Linda Ruglys pull weeds prior to planting in the garden at the British ambassador's residence in Washington. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

In 2013, the British ambassador’s residence on Massachusetts Avenue played host to some 10,000 visitors at a total of 394 official events, including:

123 breakfasts

72 lunches

100 teas/coffees

36 receptions

63 dinners

Another 10,000 people may visit the residence for the annual European Union open house on May 10.

Frances Stead Sellers is senior writer at The Washington Post magazine. She joined the magazine in 2014 after spending two years as the editor of the daily Style section, with a focus on profiles, personalities, arts and ideas.



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