One of the world’s most famous road crossings is benefiting from an upgrade, on a key anniversary. The Abbey Road pedestrian crossing in North London is famous as the site of the photo gracing the cover of Abbey Road, the last studio album released by The Beatles, recorded at the nearby EMI studios. The famous cover art shows the four Beatles, Paul, John, George and Ringo, walking across the pedestrian crossing. And on the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, the crossing has now had a makeover.
In addition, to commemorate the anniversary of the band’s 11th studio album, Wrekin and Thames Water have created a one-off, bespoke manhole cover, which has been installed just a stone’s throw away from EMI’s North London recording studio, with a striking design resembling the iconic LP cover. This one-off Thames Water-specified Wrekin Unite D400 manhole cover is situated just in front of the world-famous zebra crossing and can be seen on the Abbey Road webcam.