Discover two of London's most iconic music attractions during a visit to Abbey Road.
What is Abbey Road?
Abbey Road is a road in north west London that houses one of the world’s most famous recording studios, as well the famous Beatles zebra crossing.
Where is Abbey Road in London?
You can find the Abbey Road Beatles location in St John’s Wood, in north west London. This pretty area is north west of Regent’s Park and south of Hampstead, and includes plenty of cafes, restaurants and Lord's Cricket Ground.
Although The Beatles are from Liverpool, there is no official Abbey Road Liverpool crossing.
How to travel to Abbey Road
The nearest station to Abbey Road is St John’s Wood Tube station, which is on the Northern line. When you exit the station, head west along Grove End Road for around 500m and turn right onto Abbey Road. You’ll find the studios and the crossing just after this junction.
Alternatively, take the 139 or 189 buses, which stop along the road.
Please note: Abbey Road DLR station is in east London, therefore it is not near Abbey Road in north west London.
The Beatles Abbey Road attractions
In April 1969, The Beatles came to Abbey Road recording studios to make their final album. The studio and famous zebra crossing have since become Grade II listed, and are still regarded as British music icons to this day.
Abbey Road crossing
The Abbey Road zebra crossing is famous worldwide as the spot captured on The Beatles Abbey Road album cover. The cover, which shows an image of each of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, has become one of the most famous album sleeves of all time.
Replicate the “Fab Four’s” Abbey Road cover picture by grabbing three friends and walking on The Beatles crossing on Abbey Road – but remember the road is in constant use by road users.
Abbey Road Studios
These famous recording studios have also seen the likes of Pink Floyd and Edward Elgar pass through their doors since 1931, and are still some of the best studios in the world. More recent recordings have included Kanye West, Adele and Florence and the Machine.
There is no official Abbey Road Studios tour, but you can take a picture of the building from outside, leave a message on its graffiti wall or look for souvenirs in the shop. You can take a peek inside with a virtual Abbey Road tour on the studios’ website.
There’s also a live Abbey Road webcam, so wave to the camera and you’ll be able to check out your Abbey Road picture on its website later!
Find more The Beatles London attractions by booking a special Beatles walking tour of London or if you're feeling adventurous, why not book a Beatles and Liverpool day trip from London and get ready to explore the best Beatles-themed things to see and do in Liverpool.
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