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End of the road! Iconic Beatles zebra crossing is dug up as Abbey Road is resurfaced 

Abbey Road is a shrine to fans who flock from all over the world to walk in their musical heroes’ footsteps. 

But hard-core Beatles fans hoping to photograph their own rendition of the band’s famous album cover over the coming days could be in for a disappointment.

City of Westminster Council are currently resurfacing the road — including the famous pedestrian crossing that features on the legendary group’s 1969 album.

It means tourists hoping to take pictures of the themselves walking over the crossing will have to contend with diggers and trucks spoiling the scene.  

The crossing – just outside the renowned Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their output – was given Grade II listing in 2010 by heritage minister John Penrose.

It was the first such listing of its kind – such status is normally afforded only to buildings – and follows advice from English Heritage 

Fans flock to the crossing from all over the world to recreate the Beatles’ album cover as well as fellow musicians, including the Red Hot Chill Peppers who staged the shot naked except for strategically placed sports sock

Workers are resurfacing Abbey Road in London, including the iconic Abbey Road Zebra crossing that was made famous by the Beatle's 1969 album cover

Workers are resurfacing Abbey Road in London, including the iconic Abbey Road Zebra crossing that was made famous by the Beatle's 1969 album cover

Workers are resurfacing Abbey Road in London, including the iconic Abbey Road Zebra crossing that was made famous by the Beatle’s 1969 album cover

Tourists flock from all over the world to have their pictures taken on Abbey Road crossing and follow in the footsteps of the legendary group 

Tourists flock from all over the world to have their pictures taken on Abbey Road crossing and follow in the footsteps of the legendary group 

Tourists flock from all over the world to have their pictures taken on Abbey Road crossing and follow in the footsteps of the legendary group 

It means tourists hoping to take pictures of the themselves walking over the crossing will have to contend with diggers and trucks spoiling the scene

It means tourists hoping to take pictures of the themselves walking over the crossing will have to contend with diggers and trucks spoiling the scene

It means tourists hoping to take pictures of the themselves walking over the crossing will have to contend with diggers and trucks spoiling the scene

The 1969 album was the last to be completed by The Beatles, although the earlier recorded Let It Be was actually the last to be issued

The 1969 album was the last to be completed by The Beatles, although the earlier recorded Let It Be was actually the last to be issued

The 1969 album was the last to be completed by The Beatles, although the earlier recorded Let It Be was actually the last to be issued

The crossing - just outside the renowned Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their output - was given Grade II listing in 2010 by heritage minister John Penrose

The crossing - just outside the renowned Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their output - was given Grade II listing in 2010 by heritage minister John Penrose

The crossing – just outside the renowned Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their output – was given Grade II listing in 2010 by heritage minister John Penrose

The listing was the first such listing of its kind - such status is normally afforded only to buildings - and follows advice from English Heritage

The listing was the first such listing of its kind - such status is normally afforded only to buildings - and follows advice from English Heritage

The listing was the first such listing of its kind – such status is normally afforded only to buildings – and follows advice from English Heritage

Fans flock to the crossing from all over the world to recreate the Beatle's album cover as well as fellow musicians, including the Red Hot Chill Peppers who staged the shot naked except for strategically placed sports sock

Fans flock to the crossing from all over the world to recreate the Beatle's album cover as well as fellow musicians, including the Red Hot Chill Peppers who staged the shot naked except for strategically placed sports sock

Fans flock to the crossing from all over the world to recreate the Beatle’s album cover as well as fellow musicians, including the Red Hot Chill Peppers who staged the shot naked except for strategically placed sports sock

Hard-core Beatles fans hoping to photograph their own rendition of the band's famous album cover over the coming days could be in for a disappointment

Hard-core Beatles fans hoping to photograph their own rendition of the band's famous album cover over the coming days could be in for a disappointment

Hard-core Beatles fans hoping to photograph their own rendition of the band’s famous album cover over the coming days could be in for a disappointment

  

Source: MailOnline

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