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Abbey Road Studios

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Address: 3 Abbey Road, London NW8 9AY, England
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This studio has stood at the forefront of the recording industry for many...

This studio has stood at the forefront of the recording industry for many years, which is particularly noteworthy as the recording studio used by the famous Beatles during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Beatles, yes but …

I was quite surprised at the number of sightseers here on such a cold midweek winter’s day. I did have difficulty at the ridiculousness of people trying to imitate the zebra... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was quite surprised at the number of sightseers here on such a cold midweek winter’s day. I did have difficulty at the ridiculousness of people trying to imitate the zebra crossing image, contenting with so much vehicle traffic (but that’s probably just me). The Shop is well worth a visit, but the overwhelming bulk being Beatles merchandise, and with... More 

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Pennsville, N.J.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome to be where the Beatles recorded so much great music, with George Martin! also where they crossed the road for their album cover..Abbey Rd! Many other great musicians have recorded there too! Gift shop next door a must do for fans & also one up the rd at St John's wood station! The one at the station is very... More 

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Stowe, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After concluding business early, I took the Underground to St Johns Wood station and made the 5 minute walk to Abbey Road Studios. Growing up in the 60's I approached this almost sacred ground with all due reverence. I was amazed at the number of people trying to replicate the Abbey Road album cover, much to the dismay of passing... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This legendary studio of the Beatles and 60's fame is still well visited by tourists. The studio is out of bounds but there are hordes of people taking their photographs at the zebra crossing in front of the studio.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a Beatles fan and throughly enjoyed the shop and bought a couple of t-shirts and a few knick knacks. The store is better than the one at St John's tube station. Crazy at the Abbey Road crosswalk as House of Aspinall (who ever they are) were doing a fashion shoot despite the drizzle.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great to see the iconic crossing, and the little gift shop near by while pricey is well laid out with patient staff. However - the behaviour of the multitudes of tourists attempting to replicate the famous image while holding up traffic and risking an accident beggars belief!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Still very popular with the tourist. There were plenty of people visiting this iconic venue, crossing the famous crossing and visiting the shop. A must do when visiting London. Felt very nostalgic.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wow. It was just iconic to be standing outside the famous recording studios by the famous zebra crossing. Graffiti was on the wall outside. Good to visit and be here.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We came here after getting off at the St. John's Woods tube station to walk across Abbey Road and take a look at the famous studio. The wall outside is lined with graffiti from fans that have been there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Walked all the way from central London to the famous Abbey Rd Crossing and Studios, I'm a massive Beatles fan and it was on my list of things to do, so many people there trying to get a photo opportunity on the crossing and everyone was helpful to each other offering to take photos. I meet a young couple from... More 

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over a year ago
Nagoya, Japan

My miracle at Abbey Road Studio

First of all, I’m sorry for Sir. Gorge Martin and Keith Emerson(ELP)

The most famous recording studio named Abbey Road in the world is at North-West London.

I visited in there at the day was before 2days of my 15days UK tour(Edinburgh・Glasgow・Liverpool・Wembley Stadium).

The Beatles had recorded many great singles and albums at there. Many musicians in the world have been coming due to record. One of Japanese musician is Kazuo Zaitu (ex Tulip)or チャゲ&飛鳥.

Zaitu and I used to talk about Abbey Road Studio at Tokyo SF studio.

Everyone used to take a photo at it sound like The Beatles album” Abbey Road” in front of studio, me too. This location is in quiet residential section. I was very surprised the quiet due to record Rock &Roll. I went to there by London Cub, couldn’t see Bus /Double-decker stop. There was Rolls Royce in parking of Studio. I was perfect 120% hick took a photos at stairs The Beatles had done up and down many times. I asked to a guard man ”Can I come into inside?” The answer was surly” No”.

But it happened to my miracle. The Beatles or Pink Floyd recording engineer Alan Parson was recording as his band ”The Alan Parsons Project” then.

His band guitarist Ian Bairnson came out due to take a rest with Scotch glass &smoke. As soon as possible he saw me, he asked me“Are you Japanese? You, Beatles?” I said ”Sure, I’m crazy about The Beatles came all the way from Japan. Ian said “Do you wanna come into inside?” I said“ Sure, sure”. Ian said“OK easy, come in. But hold on to drink & smoke “I said ”Sure” He said a guard man that he was OK.

Abbey Road Studio has two studios; one is big for orchestra another is normal that The Beatles used.  There was game some machines to relax.

There was a play back room at right hand, he lead me the way to it. He gave me a green light to take photos inside and touched with mixing tag.

Dreams come true!! “ How lucky man I am! I’m dreaming?” and without no appointment and no connection. I had been working at AM radio in Japan, My reason why I do wanna come near and strong courage. I have not been spiking English even today, but I toured UK/Edinburgh・Glasgow・Liverpool・Wembley Stadium via domestic air, train for 15 days. I got on a train to London from Liverpool sounds like firm “A Hard Days Night”. That train’s conductor happened to be a classmate of John Lennon at high school. He proudly told to me about John Lennon was one of his friends. He traded my general ticket in for special ticket.

Back to Abbey Road Studio, Ian said he didn’t have any souvenir for me. Then he gave me Abbey Road Studio rental chart and big poster.

Ian asked me ”The Alan Parsons Project” was popular in Japan? Ware you going to get their new album in Japan?” I said “Sure”. And he told me are you interested in Duran Duran? ( They are a peak in the world, then)If you don’t mind, Ian invited me to their rehearsal. Unfortunately, I told him I had to come back to Japan tomorrow, Thanks you very mush. I never forget you and your kindness. If I would stay in UK? At last I asked to him why you gave a me a permission to come into? Ian said my girl friend was cute Japanese, That’s it. Oh my goodness!

PS: I’m poor at English. Have a great weekend (^_~)

My miracle at Abbey Road Studio

First of all, I’m sorry for Sir. Gorge Martin and Keith Emerson(ELP)

The most famous recording studio named Abbey Road in the world is at North-West London.

I visited in there at the day was before 2days of my 15days UK tour(Edinburgh・Glasgow・Liverpool・Wembley Stadium).

The Beatles had recorded many great singles and albums at there. Many musicians in the world have been coming due to record. One of Japanese musician is Kazuo Zaitu (ex Tulip)or チャゲ&飛鳥.

Zaitu and I used to talk about Abbey Road Studio at Tokyo SF studio.

Everyone used to take a photo at it sound like The Beatles album” Abbey Road” in front of studio, me too. This location is in quiet residential section. I was very surprised the quiet due to record Rock &Roll. I went to there by London Cub, couldn’t see Bus /Double-decker stop. There was Rolls Royce in parking of Studio. I was perfect 120% hick took a photos at stairs The Beatles had done up and down many times. I asked to a guard man ”Can I come into inside?” The answer was surly” No”.

But it happened to my miracle. The Beatles or Pink Floyd recording engineer Alan Parson was recording as his band ”The Alan Parsons Project” then.

His band guitarist Ian Bairnson came out due to take a rest with Scotch glass &smoke. As soon as possible he saw me, he asked me“Are you Japanese? You, Beatles?” I said ”Sure, I’m crazy about The Beatles came all the way from Japan. Ian said “Do you wanna come into inside?” I said“ Sure, sure”. Ian said“OK easy, come in. But hold on to drink & smoke “I said ”Sure” He said a guard man that he was OK.

Abbey Road Studio has two studios; one is big for orchestra another is normal that The Beatles used.  There was game some machines to relax.

There was a play back room at right hand, he lead me the way to it. He gave me a green light to take photos inside and touched with mixing tag.

Dreams come true!! “ How lucky man I am! I’m dreaming?” and without no appointment and no connection. I had been working at AM radio in Japan, My reason why I do wanna come near and strong courage. I have not been spiking English even today, but I toured UK/Edinburgh・Glasgow・Liverpool・Wembley Stadium via domestic air, train for 15 days. I got on a train to London from Liverpool sounds like firm “A Hard Days Night”. That train’s conductor happened to be a classmate of John Lennon at high school. He proudly told to me about John Lennon was one of his friends. He traded my general ticket in for special ticket.

Back to Abbey Road Studio, Ian said he didn’t have any souvenir for me. Then he gave me Abbey Road Studio rental chart and big poster.

Ian asked me ”The Alan Parsons Project” was popular in Japan? Ware you going to get their new album in Japan?” I said “Sure”. And he told me are you interested in Duran Duran? ( They are a peak in the world, then)If you don’t mind, Ian invited me to their rehearsal. Unfortunately, I told him I had to come back to Japan tomorrow, Thanks you very mush. I never forget you and your kindness. If I would stay in UK? At last I asked to him why you gave a me a permission to come into? Ian said my girl friend was cute Japanese, That’s it. Oh my goodness!

PS: I’m poor at English. Have a great weekend (^_~)

over a year ago

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