Abbey Road was the eleventh album released by the British rock group The Beatles in September 1969. The album featured their hit songs ‘Come Together’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, and ‘Something’. Quite possibly the most notable thing about the album is not the songs, but the iconic album cover of the group walking alongside a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded the majority of their music. Today, the site remains a hot tourist spot as many people try to recreate the famous album cover.
You can spot the place from far away, as people crowd the area to try and take the picture for themselves. It took us a good twenty minutes to try and take a picture, but it was sure worth it. The studios, which unfortunately are closed off to the public, all have walls outside for fans to come and sign their name or draw some art outside. It’s a very nice spot, but it’s not something I would spend a lot of time on. While it’s a cool spot to see, it’s very crowded and with cars passing by it’s incredibly hard to actually snag a photo, but you’ll be happy once you do!
Visiting Abbey Road was the final thing on my checklist for the trip. Being able to see it was a wonderful experience, and I even got to sign my name outside of the studios! It was a great way to spend the afternoon, but it’s bittersweet knowing it’s one of my last. I’m glad I’ve gotten to finish my trip in London and lived it to the fullest potential.