Abbey Road Studios in St John’s Wood, London NW8
- by CityWest Residential
Perhaps one of the most iconic buildings in St John’s Wood, The Abbey Road Studio is an imposing 19th century stately building in a cluster of architecturally beautiful buildings. The Abbey Road Studio is famously where The Beatles produced their Abbey Road album. The zebra crossing that served as the location for the iconic photograph on the Abbey Road album sleeve is still right outside the studios, providing a brilliant place to stop and pose for some snaps of your own. But do mind the traffic!
The Abbey Road studios is still very much a working music recording studio, so it isn’t possible to turn up and take a tour of the building. Many fans write messages or leave tributes and signatures outside the building though. These tributes, the photo opportunities and the architectural interest all make the Abbey Road Studios a location worth exploring if you are in the St John’s wood area.
Such is its iconic status in St John’s Wood that when property developers were interested in purchasing the property in 2010, the government granted the building English Heritage Grade II listed status, thereby preserving the building from any major alterations and ensuring it will remain in its current incarnation for prosperity.
For information on property for sale or to rent around Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, please contact CityWest Residential, leading estate agents in Westminster.
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