Saturday, 4 June 2011

Abbey Road NW8: The Saturday Street

(First posted 4/6/11)

The Saturday Street is our weekly series in which we unlock the stories behind the names of London's famous thoroughfares. It's compiled by London Walks guide Karen – listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as The World's Greatest Tour Guide.

You can find Karen on Saturdays guiding her Old Westminster and British Museum walks. If you've got a London street query or suggestion, email Karen at the usual address

Abbey Road NW8

Location: In the City of Westminster & the Borough of Camden.

Abbey Road is named for the Abbey Farm of nearby Kilburn Priory, established around the year 1130, a small monastic community dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1537.

It is now home to the world’s most famous zebra crossing. Be careful when crossing and taking photos!!

Good advice at Abbey Road – no more horrid sound in London than that of Brazilian Beatles fans being coaxed into the St John's Wood sky at high speed by angry white van drivers

The Beatles Walk takes place every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.


A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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1 comment:

  1. It would be interesting to know just how many people have taken a photo on that crosswalk, hell I wish I had done when I was over last year, I'm sure I could have rustled up two willing participants to make up the four haha!