Few if any street crossings can claim the same world renown as the one on Abbey Road. The famous “zebra crossing,” known for gracing the cover of the Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road, has become something of a pilgrimage for fans the world over. They arrive daily to capture similar pictures of themselves crossing the street in iconic Fab Four fashion, sometimes by themselves, sometimes in groups numbering in the hundreds. Now Abbey Road Studios, the building credited with most of the Beatles albums and single recordings (along with many acts like Pink Floyd and Badfinger) has installed a live webcam facing the famous street crossing.
The entertaining cam captures the hoards of fans which flock to the crossing daily, stand in the middle of the street and generally cause a traffic jam. Some of the more notable images on their Wall of Fame: a large group of city police officers, an entire tour bus load and even a number of people braving stormy London weather to get their picture.
Besides attracting people to the zebra crossing, the studio itself draws a lot of attention. Fans often write on the low wall in front of the studio itself… so many in fact, that the wall receives a new paint job each month! Still very active as a recording studio, you can find the latest acts making albums and see the live webcam at abbeyroad.com/Crossing.
Abbey Road Studios as it appears today.