A Trip to Abbey Road

The black-and-white crosswalk (known as a "zebra crossing") near the Abbey Road Studios at No. 3, where the Beatles recorded their entire output from "Love Me Do" onward, is a place of pilgrimage for Beatles’ fans from around the world, many of them teenagers born long after the band split up. They converge here to re-create the cover of the Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album, posing on the crossing despite the onrushing traffic. Be careful if you're going to attempt this; traffic on Abbey Road is busy. One of the best ways to explore landmarks in the Beatles’ story is to take one of the excellent walking tours offered by Original London Walks (020/7624–3978 www.walks.com). Try The Beatles In-My-Life Walk (Saturday and Tuesday at 11 am outside Marylebone Railway station) or The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (Wednesday at 2 pm and Thursday except for December and January and Sunday at 11 am, at Underground Exit 1, Tottenham Court Road).

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