A reception in honour of Spanish Ambassador Carles Casajuana was hosted by the spiritual head of London’s Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation, Rabbi Abraham Levy.
Envoys from Spain are traditionally invited to visit the community in recognition of its historic links with the country, Rabbi Levy explained.
Mr Casajuana said that Jewish culture formed “a very important component” of Spanish heritage and culture.
Guests included Dame Gail and Gerald Ronson — or “Don Geraldo” as Rabbi Levy dubbed him.
Mr Ronson received the Spanish equivalent of a knighthood earlier this year for his business and philanthropic achievements.