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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Prince Alfred's Doors
This classic Victorian boozer has snob hatches between bars
Location: 5a Formosa Street, Maida Vale, London
Description: This classicly quirky Victorian pub has changed little from when it opened in 1863 including it's 5 segregated bars where the rabble were kept away from the ladies and the gents of Victorian Britain's society.
Each bar is own street entrance and to move between them inside a waist high hatch or door is available, originally meant for the cleaners and staff.
The ladies bar still features the original snob screens!
The pub is exquisitely decorated with Victorian features - a real treet for boozers!
It was originally named after Queen Victoria's 2nd son who became the Duke of Edinburgh in 1862 at the age of 18.