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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
Lenin met Stalin here
Lenin & Stalin shared a pint here, as did Dame Judi Dench
Location: 43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R OEG
Description: This relaxing London boozer is where reputedly in 1905 local boy Lenin met young Stalin for the first time.
It's also featured in Notes On A Scandal where Dame Judi Dench sat inside.
At the rear there's a weird lounge area with an original fireplace and an old 'Conspirators clock' dating back to 1683.
It was formerly called the Crown and Anchor.