England, Europe, London

Abbey Road

I am a huge Beatles fan, and so of course, being so close to Abbey Road, I had to go. This was the last must-do on our list, and it was our very last day in London! I slept in because of a late return from Paris the night before, and our flight left in the late afternoon so we didn’t have time for more than one thing. The timing worked out perfectly. We packed up all of our belongings and left them in the room. We would go to Abbey Road, take an iconic cliche picture, come bag, grab our bags, take the long train to Heathrow and begin our trek home!. We took a long Uber and Tube ride to get there. Abbey Road is located in the borough of Camden, London. I believe it was about 45 minutes from where we were in Zone 2.

Abbey Road was the 11th album released by the Beatles and was released in September 1969 with one iconic cover. The cover was shot on August 8, 1969, on a zebra crossing. The photographer was given 10 minutes while police held up traffic and gave him enough time for just six shots. The crossing is a popular spot and has been deemed of “cultural and historical importance.”

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