The Salvation Army
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London EC4V 4EH
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Cafe 101, on the lower ground floor of International Headquarters, is open to the public from 8 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Great food and a relaxed environment!
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The Christian Mission Headquarters, Whitechapel Road, became the Army's first International Headquarters in 1880. However, the Founder soon decided that a move into the City of London would be beneficial and in 1881 IHQ was moved to 101 Queen Victoria Street. Sixty years after this move the IHQ building was destroyed by fire during the Second World War. The rebuilt headquarters was opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, in 1963.
In 2001, IHQ took up residence in the William Booth College (the officers' training college in South London) when it was decided to redevelop the site in Queen Victoria Street. The new building was opened by HRH The Princess Royal on November 9, 2004. (More)
International Headquarters as it appeared
in the early years of the twentieth century.
The second IHQ building, photographed in 2001 before redevelopment
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The role of International Headquarters today
In this article written for and published by the UK Territory's Salvationist publication, General John Larsson describes the role of International Headquarters in 2004
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