Gandhi In London

Gandhi In London

Several Indian leaders had studied in London in the pre-independence era. In London it is possible to spot where they lived. The City authorities place a blue plaque on the building.

I searched the internet to find the place. City postal code is used to locate any place in London, and it was W14 9 DT.

I consulted my daughter in law on how to reach the location, followed her advice and came to West Kensington station.

Gandhi had come to London three months after his son Harilal was born, so there was resistance from the family. He vowed that he will be away from meat, alcohol and women. He kept his promise. He returned in July 1891.

Watch this video to visit the location where Gandhi stayed as a student.

Vivek S Patwardhan