Lenin lived here

One of the joys of a new job is the chance to explore an area that was previously unknown.

Now based in King’s Cross, I’m slowly getting my bearings through a few lunchtime meanders.

Today, I happened upon one of London’s infamous blue plaques – in this instance commemorating a stay by the founder of the USSR, one Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin.

Percy Circus, where Lenin resided for a while, is an out-of-the-way ‘square’ just off the main ring road and easy to miss.

Blue plaques in general have been a part of London life since 1867 and honour everyone from the likes of former Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams to novelist Emile Zola.

The scheme is now run by English Heritage and has been extended outside London to other British cities.

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