It must totally suck to live near Abbey Road


I feel sorry for the people who live near Abbey Road or who have to take that road as part of their daily routine, because tourists keep blocking traffic to recreate the cover of the eponymous Beatles album.

The recording studio has a webcam on the intersection so you can watch the mayhem as it happens.

Update: Just this morning, I checked out the webcam and within two minutes, another group of tourists posed in the zebra crossing.

Comments (14)
  1. Daniel says:

    Indeed. I did use to live very close and quite regularly caught the 139 or 189 bus down Abbey Road. The bus has to stop at that crossing without fail every time. I thought the comment on the article that "nobody brings a step ladder (which is what you need to take an accurate facsimile)" sounded like it was made by a true enthusiast!

    Slightly off topic: there's a guy whose job it is to paint over the grafiti on wall just outside the recording studios too.

  2. Adam says:

    2 minutes, I'm surprised you had to wait that long! It seemed more like every 10 seconds somebody went out there and posed…

  3. Doug says:

    I used to walk around the corner from that crossing and we would refuse to use it since otherwise you ran the risk of being photographed by tourists!

  4. Maxim says:

    It's worth noting that the crossing was "moved" many years ago so it's not even the same crossing really.

  5. jonnii says:

    Before I moved to New York I used to drive that way when going to visit my brother and sister. The solution is simple, just aggressively honk your horn until they move!

  6. Leo Davidson says:

    I feel bad living on the same planet that that is happening on.

  7. Timothy says:

    Why feel bad it's just the same impulse that has created the Pageant of the Masters – http://www.foapom.com/…/overview_pom.asp

  8. Nick says:

    I'm still trying to figure out how why zebra freely roam London, and you convince them to cross at that place on the road…

  9. Xavi says:

    In 2 minutes I saw about five ghostdrivers

  10. cron22 says:

    They should get the cops around there or something.  Jees.  

  11. Richard says:

    2337 at night and just say 2 people lie down for a photo.

  12. Derlin says:

    I live in the vicinity of a neighborhood called Strawberry Fields, with an Abbey Rd, Penny Ln, McCartney Rd, Harrison Rd, Lennon Ln, and Apple Rd.  Poor Ringo.  Fortunately there are no crosswalks to be found.

  13. John Styles says:

    Amusingly, there is a DLR station in East London called Abbey Road, which is a different Abbey Road.

    This is, of course, near Stratford which is nothing to do with Shakespeare.

    If I were TfL (Transport for London) I would make the decoration of both heavily Beatles and Shakespeare related, and follow up by covering the nearby Pudding Mill Lane station with murals showing their collaboration on the unfortunately lost concept album Love's Labours Won.

  14. Alexey Utkin says:

    It is a Java home.

    maps.yandex.ru/…/CFG7IU0R

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