Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to the UK next month

He's not coming to London after all...

Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to the UK, amid fears that he would be met with huge protests.

The US President was due to visit London next month to open the new American Embassy, which is situated on the banks of the River Thames.

But he has now confirmed that the visit will no longer go ahead, although he made no reference to whether potential protests had coloured his decision.

“Reason I cancelled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts’ only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars”, Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

However, it has since been noted that his reasons for cancelling the visit are incorrect – as the New York Times claims that the decision to sell the old US Embassy was actually announced during the final year of George W.Bush’s presidency in 2008.

Responding to Trump on Twitter, former Labour leader Ed Miliband wrote: “Nope it’s because nobody wanted you to come. And you got the message.”

It is now expected that the US Embassy will instead be opened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Trump’s UK visit was provisionally scheduled for February 26 and 27, although he was not due to meet the Queen until a full state visit at a later date.

Earlier this week, Trump also looked ahead to the US Election in 2020, and claimed that he would ‘beat’ Oprah Winfrey amid speculation that the TV host is considering a presidential run after a stirring Golden Globes speech.