| Notable British Peruvians|
Madeleine Hartog Bell
Nicolás Lindley López
|Regions with significant populations|
|Callao, Lima, Arequipa|
A British Peruvian is a Peruvian citizen of British descent. The phrase may refer to someone born in Peru of British descent or to someone who has immigrated to Peru from Britain. Among European Peruvians, the British were the fifth largest group of immigrants to settle in the country after the Spanish, Italians, Germans, and the French.
In 1872, the Sociedad de Inmigración Europea ("European Immigration Society") was founded in Peru. Its objective was promoting Old World immigration by covering the costs of their journeys and financially supporting them during their first settler years in Peru.
The regions from which most of the British immigrants originated were Southampton and London, as well as Birmingham. They mostly interacted with fellow British immigrants, and were usually relatively skilled at a trade. Many of them intermarried and at the beginning they were united, but as time passed many of them broke the circle and married Peruvians from other European backgrounds. Many British Peruvians left the nation in 1960s and 1970s to flee from excessive poverty. Others fled in response to the dictatorship of Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado and most of these moved to United States, United Kingdom, and Spain, while most of the rest to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
British Peruvian institutions and associations
- Cámara de Comercio Peruano-Británica
- Colegio Peruano Británico
- Asociación Cultural Peruano Británica
- Teatro Británico de Lima
- Asociacion de Decendientes Britanicos en Peru
- Asociacion Ecosia-Peruano
- Asociacion Britanico-Peruano