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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
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.