Everyone has crossed over the name of The Beatles at least once in their lifetime. It is impossible to avoid them as they were not just some ordinary band known just for their songs. Although you are certainly familiar with the songs like Yesterday, Hey Jude or Let it be, The Beatles undoubtedly left a bigger mark in the cultural as well as the social sense than just the musical. They started taking part in various social and political movements such as woman’s liberation, gay liberation and environmentalism, so their fame grew into some kind of embodiment of sociocultural movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Comparing Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Ringo with Picasso, Robert Greenfield (former editor of Rolling Stone) described them as: “artists who broke through the constraints of their time period to come up with something that was unique and original ... [I]n the form of popular music, no one will ever be more revolutionary, more creative and more distinctive”.
Starting their musical journey in Liverpool, fifth largest city in United Kingdom and 2008 nominee for the annual European Capital of Culture, the four Beatles were moving in some period between “The pool of life” and Hamburg. After recording the first three songs and becoming number 1 on the charts, they had to move to London.
Therefore, visiting and staying in London do not hesitate to walk the footsteps of the timeless Fab Four. One of the most famous places in whole London connected to The Beatles is definitely Abbey Road Studios crossing, where they did their first recording session ever. Your wandering around the city in The Beatles style can take you to the location of their first office, the place where they filmed A Hard Day’s Night or even to the location of their last gig ever. Thus, having some spare time in London dare to meet the world of the foremost and most influential band in history.