Think of a Beatles location in London and you’d probably think of the Abbey Road Pedestrian Crossing. After all, it is, arguably, the World’s most famous pedestrian crossing ever since the fab four, chose it to appear on the cover of the Abbey Road album, showing them, well err, crossing it.
However, there has been a little confusion of late because there is, in fact, and Abbey Road Station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the East End of London.
The two couldn’t be further removed from each other. Abbey Road DLR exits onto an East End council estate, and those wishing to see the crossing over which John, Paul, George and Ringo, strolled are likely to be a tad disappointed.
That Beatles fans are turning up at the wrong Abbey Road is attested to by the fact that the powers that be at TFL have decided it is now necessary to put fans who have made the journey our East in the hope of seeing the famed crossing, or even having themselves photographed on it right.
Indeed, the correcting sign itself has now become something of a tourist attraction in its own right and it’s worth popping out to Abbey Road DLR station just to take a look at it.
For those who want to go to the actual crossing incidentally, you need to head to St John’s Wood Station and you’ll find it about five minutes walk away.