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Wrong Abbey Road: Station draws lost Beatles fans

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A man walks on the zebra crossing made famous from the album cover of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" in front of Abbey Road Studios, seen at left, in London. London counts at least 11 Abbey Roads, with potential tourist pitfalls in neighborhoods such as Barking or Bexleyheath, both of which are on the outer edges of central London. In the British capital, as elsewhere, the common street name harkens back to the medieval priories that once dotted the area. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)

It’s a mystery tour, but it’s hardly magical. More than nine miles (14 kilometers) from the striped crosswalk made famous by the Beatles album “Abbey Road,” this drab transit station in east London keeps drawing confused fans of the Fab Four into unwanted jaunts through a gritty, industrial area just south of London’s Olympic Stadium.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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