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Abbey Road Crossing

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Abbey Road Crossing

KidRated’s Abbey Road Crossing Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: nothing beats the excitement of tracing the path of music icons like the Beatles at Abbey Road crossing in London. 
  • Best for parents: it’s a chance to pass on a piece of music history to your kids, crafting memories that resonate for generations. And the best part? It’s free and requires no booking!
  • Top Tip: Remember, there are two Abbey Roads, so aim for St John’s Wood – NW8 9AY. And always remember to look left and right before crossing!

Calling all parental paparazzi! Ever dreamt of capturing your own family’s iconic Abbey Road photo?


You’re strutting across the very same zebra stripes where the Beatles famously posed for their iconic album cover. It’s not just a pedestrian crossing – it’s a stage where you can channel your inner rockstar and recreate a moment that’s legendary worldwide. So grab your friends, strike a pose, and get ready for a magical journey through music at Abbey Road crossing.


Located outside the legendary Abbey Road studios, where musical history was made and the Beatles strutted their stuff for the cover of their album ‘Abbey Road’, this iconic crossing is a magnet for tourists and music lovers alike. And hey, even if your photography skills are more blurry than a 1960s TV screen, fear not! The Crossing Cam has your back.


Simply hop onto the Abbey Road Crossing website, search for your family’s moment of fame, and voilà! You can share it with the world and bask in the glory of your own mini Beatles tribute. Plus, don’t forget to wander over to the studios and check out the graffiti on the walls and even add your own.


Did you know there were five shots taken during that legendary album cover session? Trust us, the outtakes are pure gold – think unexpected U-turns and a cameo by the classic Routemaster bus.


So, grab your kids, strike a pose, and let the Abbey Road Crossing Cam turn you into instant rockstars. Who knows, maybe your family photo will end up on the Abbey Road Wall of Fame!

Booking Advice:

  • It’s 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.

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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