The Siege of Sidney Street – January 1911

The Siege of Sidney Street on 3 January 1911 is a well known event in London’s history, in which two armed Russian anarchists – one believed to be known as Peter the Painter – took refuge in a house at 100 Sidney Street, Stepney who, together with others, had murdered three City of London policemen a fortnight earlier while robbing a jewellers shop in Houndsditch.