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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North 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.