Russians in London
Are you a Russian living in London or someone seeking Russian culture in the capital? If so here you will find everything you need to know about Russia in London.
Estimated Russian population in London: 150,000
Main Areas: Kensington
Embassy: 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4QP. Ph: 0207 229 6412
Famous London Stranger: Roman Abramovich (Billionaire, Chelsea owner). His money has brought success to Chelsea who are now also nicknamed Chelski for the Russians influence. Not much is known about the Russian mystery man.
Russians and London: London has been nicknamed Londongrad because of the expat Russians attracted to London. There have also been some intriguing spy stories with Anna Chapman a beautiful spy sent home by the US who lived in London and married a British guy and Alexander Litvinenko being poisoned to death after criticising President Putin in two books of staging bombings to help bring him power.
Russian Bars and Restaurants in London
Mari Vanna (Knightsbridge) With a decor that feels like a cross between someone's lounge room and a museum, Mari Vanna is very difficult to describe but easy to be captivated by once you are there. If you are after authentic Russian food this is one place you must try.
Enca Food (Fulham) Delicatessen that sells many of the favourites from both Poland and Russia.
Russian Services in London
Russian Community Groups/Associations in London
London Intellectual Games Club: Games club for those looking to stimulate the brain.
Nebosvod: Online community forum for Russians in London.