As commemorative plaques go, a manhole cover marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Abbey Road seems pretty niche. Then again, John, Paul, George and Ringo were all wearing drainpipe trousers.
The scores of tourists who visit NW8 to recreate the universe's second best-known crossing of a road*, will now be able to admire the iconic Abbey Road album cover immortalised in duct iron:
A one-off, the manhole cover is the result of a collaboration between Wrekin Products and Thames Water (love it when companies like this Come Together). Simon Turner, commercial director at Wrekin said:
We've been aware that one of our manhole covers is situated next to that zebra crossing for a while now, so we knew we had to do something distinctive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road album.
Don't be surprised to see Jeremy Corbyn snooping about. Not only does he live in north London, he's a self-professed aficionado of manhole covers.
Commemorative manhole covers are quite the thing at the moment. In 2018, Thames Water revealed a 'fatberg' memorial outside Whitechapel station.
*The Chicken, innit