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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
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.