Prince Alfred Bar, Maida Vale, London

Grade II* listed pub in London’s West End

The Prince Alfred in Maida Vale is one of those pubs that needs to make it onto your list of pubs to visit whilst in London. Not only is it a Grade II* listed public house, the area surrounding is worth having a wander around. Within walking distance, you’ll find Little Venice and more pubs! Check out our map of London Pubs here.

The Prince Alfred is the only peninsula-style servery to retain all of its original surrounding drinking areas. Built-in 1865, the pub has stunning windows on the outside but wait till you go inside. The main pub is divided up by timber and glass screens with service doors.

Originally listed as grade II in 1970, The Prince Alfred was upgraded to Grade II * in 2022 due to its interior.

 It is on the Campaign for Real Ale’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. The pub was featured in David Bowie’s Grammy Award-winning short film “Jazzin’ for Blue Jean“, which served as the music video for his single “Blue Jean


The Prince Alfred, 5A Formosa St, London W9 1EE




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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