I’ve visited Abbey Road for the first time during the Celebrity Tour that I booked for my friend Jenny and me (read everything about it in this blog post) and that was back in 2012. When I decided to take my mom to London and Liverpool for her 60th birthday I also decided to take her to Abbey Road as a little foretaste for our Beatles adventures in Liverpool. I suppose Abbey Road is a must see for every Beatles fan so on our first full day in London (we’ve arrived the day before but went straight to The O2 arena to see Bruno Mars live and it was the biggest party ever! It’s always sooo much fun to see him perform live again! Bruno is just the best 🙂 That just btw 😉 ) we took the bus to Abbey Road (You can also take the tube. The closest station is St. John’s Wood (Jubilee Line). Just follow Grove End Road until the end and then turn right and there it is…the famous zebra crossing.) For some people it might just be an ordinary zebra crossing and street but for Beatles fans and basically everyone who loves music and is interested in the history of music Abbey Road Studios is the place to see. Famous bands and singers have recorded songs or even whole albums there. Among them are of course The Beatles but also famous artists like James Bay, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and Adele. A full list can be found here.
My mom and I 🙂
The reason why the zebra crossing is so famous is the Abbey Road album cover, which was the eleventh album of The Beatles.
There’s also a small souvenir shop where you can buy everything about The Beatles but also some stuff from other bands and artists.