Beatles Fans Flummoxed By Abbey Road Namesake

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 68 months ago
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.

Last Updated 16 November 2012