Lenin at 16 Percy Circus, London

16 Percy Circus, St Pancras — 1905 Lenin arrived in London, via Berlin, at the back-end of April 1905 for the 3rd Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Little is known about the congress, shrouded as it was in the utmost secrecy. The 1905 Revolution in Russia had got underway in January of…

Lenin at 30 Holford Square, London 1902

30 Holford Square, St Pancras, London — 1902 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya resided at 30 Holford Square from April 1902 until May 1903. As Bob Henderson’s seminal article, Lenin and the British Museum (Solanus, Vol 4) points out, it was from this address that Lenin, using his now customary pseudonym, Jacob…

Lenin at 21 Tavistock Square, London, St Pancras 1908

21 Tavistock Place, St Pancras — 1908 In May 1908 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin arrives back in London carrying a written recommendation from Joseph J. Terrett in support of a request for entry into the British Museum Library. Sadly, on being unable to find a Joseph J. Terrett at the address provided on the reference, the…