Abbey Road Studios
This leafy street in St John’s Wood is immortalized by The Beatles in their album recorded here and named Abbey Road. You’ll recognize the pedestrian crossing from the Beatles album cover. Since 2010, the crossing has Listed Building status, so it cannot be altered or demolished.
Abbey Road is one of the most popular streets in London. In the afternoons there’s often a queue of people looking to recreate the famous scene by crossing the road in single file. If you visit in the morning, you’ll usually have the place to yourself.
The recording studios aren’t open for guided tours, however in August, Abbey Road studios hold a series of pre-bookable lectures. Throughout the year, the Abbey Road Shop is open from 9.30am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am- 6pm on Sundays.