Péter Szijjártó said there will also be a Hungarian school and theater hall in the building over the weekend, where exhibitions and performances for local Hungarians will be held. The prime minister emphasized that many Hungarians live, work or study in London and the surrounding area, but so far the city has not been a good home for Hungarian culture, Hungarian society and the preservation of Hungarian identity.
Peter Szijjarto said the Cabinet purchased a large iconic building “in order to preserve and present our culture in London in a place befitting Hungary, a country with a thousand years of statehood”. He asserted that the new Hungarian house would be a new meeting point for the Hungarians living in England.
“There will be a theater room, there will be a café, and we will organize exhibitions and performances,” the minister said, adding that the possibility of a weekend school for children and teaching of the Hungarian language would also be available. “In order for the house to be truly decent and able to receive the Hungarian people, it will now be renovated, and once the renovation is complete, the Hungarians living in and around London will be able to take possession of it,” said Peter Szijjártó.
The Prime Minister expressed his hope that “this house will serve the Hungarians living in and around London as a new meeting point, and a new force for community building”.