See us if you can? GCHQ surveillance agency reveals London base
Updated : 2019-04-05 16:40:27
A nondescript red brick building tucked away beside a pub near a park in central London was revealed on Friday to have been the base of one of the world's most sophisticated spy services - Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency.
GCHQ, which gathers communications from around the world to identify and disrupt threats to Britain, only revealed the Palmer Street address, its London home for 66 years, after moving out.
"As we depart our Palmer Street site after 66 years, we look back on a history full of amazing intelligence, world-leading innovation, and the ingenious people who passed through those secret doors," GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming said.
"Then, as now, it’s a history defined by the belief that with the right mix of minds, anything is possible."
He did not, however, say to where in London the secretive spy agency had moved.
GCHQ has a close relationship with the US National Security Agency as well as with the eavesdropping agencies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand in a consortium called "Five Eyes".