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16 November 2012 | News | By: Dean Nicholas

Beatles Fans Flummoxed By Abbey Road Namesake

Beatles Fans Flummoxed By Abbey Road Namesake


When it opened last year, we predicted that the new Abbey Road station on the DLR extension might befuddle Beatles fans trying to visit the famed studios and zebra crossing that their idols once graced.

Seems we weren't far wrong: the Washington Post reports that the station is attracting confused fans at a fair clip, with many found wandering around the Stratford environs searching in vain for one of the great musical shrines. One local newsagent reporting that he's having to break the bad news to around a dozen disappointed visitors every day.

Although it isn't an uncommon name in London (there's a total of 11, according to the Post) this is the first time that Abbey Road has graced the Tube map, meaning it was always likely to attract a certain kind of incurious tourist who doesn't bother checking in advance. One can only appreciate their disappointment when they step out in Elephant and Castle.

Image via Google Street View.

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ASLEF shrugged

At Stratford you regularly get tourists stepping off the Jubilee Line asking for directions to
Shakespeare’s house. One day I’m opening a pub in E15 with that name……

Mark Walley

Disappointing Tube Names:

Elephant and Castle
Oxford Circus
Knightsbridge

GoldenGirl

What's wrong with Elephant and Castle? ;-P

Warren King

#DisappointingTubeNames I once went looking for people with big hair at 'High Barnet'!

Warren King

#DisappointingTubeNames 'Cyprus' on the DLR, wasn't quite what I was expecting either

Pete Stean

Abbey Rd does have a very nice community garden... http://londoneer.org/2012/08/a...