In this morning's Financial Times, they interview the new lord mayor of London, David Wooton. The interview is a clear piece of propaganda for the Corporation of London, but, for all that they probably paid a PR a great deal of money to come up with convincing and plausible statements, I think they should ask for their money back
He says he is “fine” with people’s right to protest and points out that the City has a richer history of political radicalism than commonly thought. “As I am often fond of saying, if you go over to the Bishopsgate Library, which is in the' City, you will find the biggest collection of leftwing literature in Europe. Every revolutionary in the western world in the last 100 years Marx, Trotsky, Lenin, Guevara ... they have all been [there].” ' http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d3c49166-11f3-11e1-9d4d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1eBr4H1iO
Where to start? Marx died in 1883 , so was definitely not in the City in the past hundred years. In any case, he was more of a Camden man. Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin, who he fails to mention, visited London, but were mostly to be found in what is now Islington or Hackney. As for Che Guevara's visits to London, they have not been recorded by any biographer to date.