The British Historical Society of Portugal is a Society with about 250 members and has as its object to recover, preserve and collate as much as possible of the history of the British in Portugal, and to promote interest in the History of Anglo-Portuguese relations.

More information can be found on the about page.

BHSP Branches

The British Historical Society currently has three branches in Portugal. Events organised by any of the centres are open to ALL members of the Society. Visit each of the links below for specific information like News and Events:

Battlefield Tours

Details of visits to Peninsular War Battlefields, tailored to meet specific interests, can be found under TOURS in the main menu.

Events in Anglo-Portuguese Relations


A group of English merchants engaged in trade with Spain and Portugal are given a charter and were allowed a consul.


British residence for Ambassadors purchased by the Earl of Lytton (1872-1876) in Rua Francisco de Borja in Lapa. The embassy had however occupied these premises on a rental basis since 1833. Until the II Word War it also included the Chancellery which then moved to Rua de São Domingos à Lapa in 1940. This residence was sold in 2008.