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Few album covers are as legendary as The Beatles’ 1969 album, Abbey Road, featuring a photograph by Iain McMillan of the Fab Four strutting across the now infamous zebra crossing on Abbey Road. The record, named after the street where their studio was located, prompted the name change of the world-renowned Abbey Road Recording Studio (previously EMI Studios), alongside a rush of Beatles’ fans to the famous spot in St John’s Wood, North London.

Both the studio and the nearby pedestrian crossing remain key tourist attractions, with a steady stream of Beatles’ fans desperate to get that ubiquitous snapshot walking, skipping or dancing along the iconic black and white stripes. It’s a symbol so interwoven with British pop culture and so popular among tourists, that there’s even a live web cam permanently focused on the crossing, enabling friends and family members to view each other’s Beatles walk of fame in real-time from anywhere in the world.

Abbey Road Recording studio is also a tourist hotspot in itself, having produced a mind-blowing resume of classic records and movie scores, since it opened its doors back in 1931. Everyone from Pink Floyd to Lady Gaga has recorded there, alongside soundtracks for global blockbusters like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films. Housed in an early 19th-century townhouse, now a Grade II listed building, the studio is mostly closed to the public, although occasional live music sessions and events do take place inside, and the long-standing tradition of scrawling graffiti on the entrance wall of the building is still undertaken by visitors from all over the world. Don’t expect your message to go down in rock history though – the graffiti wall is so popular, it’s re-painted each month.

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London Rock Legends Small Group Tour by Minivan, London, null
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London Rock Legends Small Group Tour by Minivan

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All aboard the magic bus to see where rock legends have played and died in London, the greatest rock 'n' roll city in the world! On this small group numbers ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.34
Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Beatles Tour of London, London, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven Beatles Tour of London

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Follow the trail of the world’s most iconic pop group on this three-hour chauffeur-driven private tour of Beatles sites in London. Visit several famous places ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.59
Private Tour: The London of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes by Traditional ... 
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Private Tour: The London of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes by Traditional Black Cab

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This fun-packed four-hour private black taxi tour takes you around London, seeing the major sights and following in the footsteps of Shakespeare, the Beatles, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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The Beatles London Walk, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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The Beatles London Walk

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Beatlemania breaks out again! On this fascinating daytime walking tour, your knowledgeable guide will take you around London and show you all the famous ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Rock Tour of London, London, Walking Tours
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Rock Tour of London

Enjoy a guided tour around London's famous music locations.The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and stacks more artists have made 60 ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.43
London Rock Music Tour, London, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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London Rock Music Tour

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Music lovers! This is the ideal way to discover London's rock music history. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, or book them both for a comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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