The Pushkin Club was established in 1953 by Maria Kullman and her brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Militsa Zernov, at 24 Kensington Park Gardes as a non-profit-making house for students and academics of all nationalities.  In addition to providing lodgings, the house ran a program of recitals and lectures.  In 1958 the Club moved to its present location at 46 Ladbroke Grove.