A Quick Overview of Abbey Road
Abbey Road is enshrined in modern musical history. This is where the the Beatles made history recording at the Abbey Road studios, and then cemented the fame of the road forever with their album ‘Abbey Road’ in 1969. Tourists love to be photographed walking across the zebra crossing as The Beatles did on the iconic cover of this album. The closest transport is St. John’s Wood Underground Station.
Abbey Road is named after a track which lead to the Abbey Farm and Kilburn Priory. The modern road was developed in the early 19th century. It crosses Belsize Road, Boundary Road, and Marlborough Place and ends at the junction of Grove End Road and Garden Road. The Abbey National Building Society was founded in 1874 in a Baptist church on Abbey Road. Today it is known as Santander UK.
Don’t confuse Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, London with the DLR station of the same name which is more than 10 miles away. To help tourists overcome their confusion, Transport for London has put up humorous signs referencing Beatle’s songs.
Abbey Road DLR Station is in east London Zones 2/3 and there is also Bus transportation from this station. Here is the official TfL link where you can check for updated times.