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Abbey Road Crossing

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Abbey Road Crossing

KidRated’s Abbey Road Crossing Top Tips:

  • Look left and right before stepping out for your Beatles-style photo!
  • There are TWO Abbey Roads. You want St John’s Wood – NW8 9AY
  • Locals don’t always stop for tourists. Kids be careful!

The Abbey Road Crossing has become legendary for Beatles fans worldwide after the Fab Four were featured walking across it on the cover of their eleventh and final recorded album.


Situated outside Abbey Road studios, where the number-one ‘Abbey Road’ album was recorded, it remains popular with tourists who wish to take their own snaps on the crossing or see the graffitied messages about the band inscribed on the studio’s concrete walls.


Not good with a camera? With the installation of the Crossing Cam, which films those stepping out, you can let others do the hard work for you. If you log onto the Abbey Road Crossing website, it is possible to search for your shot, share it, and even submit it to the Abbey Road Wall of Fame!


Did you know that five pictures were taken during that infamous album cover shoot? Do yourself a favour and google the outtakes that came from it… they don’t disappoint. Expect to see U-turns in the background and a classic Routemaster bus!

Booking Advice:

  • It’s totally FREE
  • No need to book, just bring 3 friends and wait your turn
  • If you’re a massive Beatles fan why not make the pilgrimage to Liverpool for the Beatles Story exhibition?



3 Abbey Road


All year round.

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7266 7000


How to get there:

Tube: St John’s Wood
Bus: 189, 139.

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Teen Verdict

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In my opinion, this is a great attraction for teenagers. Whether it’s with friends or family it’s a good one to check off your bucket list. The area’s really nice so you can make a day of exploring or because it’s quite central you can easily add Abbey Road to a day of sightseeing in London.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • 5-10 minute walk from St John’s Wood tube station (Jubilee Line). Walk straight down Grove End Road, opposite the station.
  • Don’t let the kids muck around in the road as this is a main road crossing so drivers can get impatient and don’t all stop.
  • Rehearse your walk together on the pavement and when the traffic is clear, set up your photo.
  • You can also get the 139 or 189 bus along Abbey Road – grab the upper deck front seats for more photo opportunities.

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  1. Ellen Clayton

    I’m sure my parents brought me here in the eighties to do this… I might even have some throwback pics at their house..
    I’d love to redo it with my kids now!

  2. florence webb

    I really liked going to Abbey road because the Beatles are my mum and dads favourite band. I love their song here comes the sun and when I was there the sun coming out from behind the cloud so it made me think of it. My sister took lots of pictures of me walking over the zebra crossing and I couldn’t believe that the band had walked there too!

  3. Mary n Maggie

    Mum and dad told us this zebra crossing was really special. It isn’t. It looks like every single zebra crossing I’ve ever seen. And it didn’t even have any Beetles on it (whoever they are, anyway). Don’t bother.

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