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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
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.