Abbey Road Studios (formerly EMI Recording Studios) is a recording studio at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England. It was established in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of British music company EMI, which owned it until Universal Music took control of part of EMI in 2013.Arrange to visit Abbey Road Studios and other attractions in London using our London route maker site.
Abbey Road's most notable client was the Beatles, who used the studio — particularly its Studio Two room — as the venue for many of the innovative recording techniques that they adopted throughout the 1960s. In 1970, the studio was renamed from EMI in honour of the group's 1969 album Abbey Road.
In 2009, Abbey Road came under threat of sale to property developers. In response, the British Government protected the site, granting it English Heritage Grade II listed status in 2010, thereby preserving the building from any major alterations.
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Abbey Road Studios Reviews
The zebra crossing evokes memories of the famous album, and the studios are visible behind fencing. When we visited the studios there was a lovely painted mural of John & George which you could leave.... more »
We enjoyed our visit to the famous Abbey Road and Abbey Road Studios. Whilst visiting we went next door to the gift shop which is definitely worth visiting as it has memoribilla and photos so you... more »
Wish they allowed tours. I understand why they don't, as it is obviously still an active studio. Would be nice if they allowed tours on certain days. The only thing you can actually walk in to as a fan is.... you guessed it, a gift shop. If they had a space dedicated to learning more about the studio or some items on display, that would be great too.
It has such a famous history and been there previously a few years ago and loved it for that. Unfortunately they did not have online the T shirt I was after for my son to the replace the one he has worn out....you know with the boys crossing the road...it was so cool and he loved it but alas not to be....
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