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UK - London - St John's Wood: Abbey Road

Abbey Road is a throroughfare located in the borough of Camden and the City of Westminster in London. Although there are many other roads of this name, including over 20 in London alone, the Abbey Road best known to most people is the road running roughly northwest to southeast through the affluent north London suburb of St. John's Wood, near Lord's Cricket Ground.


Its main fame is due to the fact that EMI's Abbey Road Studios are located at the south-eastern end, at 3 Abbey Road. The Beatles and many other famous performers have recorded at this studio and The Beatles named their final 1969 studio LP Abbey Road after the studio.


The album's famous cover photograph shows the four group members walking across the zebra crossing located just outside the studio entrance. As a result of its association with The Beatles, since 1970 this section of Abbey Road has been featured on the London tourism circuit. Fans flock for photo opportunities and a chance to scribble their personal messages on any available space.

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Taken on November 11, 2006