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Beatles and London
25 August 2011
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All being well I'll be spending a couple of days off in London next week, and was sort of thinking of Beatles landmarks to visit...

apart from Abbey Road, 3 Savile Row etc.. any other lesser known ones in th UK capital?

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25 August 2011
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Im not from London but there are guided tours of beatles places of interest in London. A google search will bring them up. One random site taken by pure chance is here.  I have never used it and didnt know it existed until 3 minutes ago; there may be a better suited one for you. It also lists the places it takes in so you can always use that as a guide and go yourself.

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26 August 2011
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Thankyou MMM .. I see there are quite a few sites for 'organized' walks although I was thinking about doing something for myself. Some good tips there tho.

ANyway now I am intrigued to know  "what John Lennon was doing outside some public toilets in 1966!"

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26 August 2011
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I wouldnt go on a guided tour as you have more freedom to do as you like.

 

John was filming a scene for Not Only… But Also, a British comedy with Dudley Moore and Peter Cook amongst others. John played the part of a nightclub doorman called Dan and the entrance was the stairs heading down to the public toilets. John's appearance, all 51 seconds is below.

 

Note: For anyone who has heard of it, L.S. Bumblebee, a song wrongly passed off as some Beatle thing in the 70's by many bootleggers, a clip of Dudley Moore and Peter Cook miming to it, followed by the above clip of John.

 

And then we have John's other appearance on Not Only… But Also with readings from In His Own Write. Filmed over 2 days in November 1964 it was broadcast by the BBC on 9th January 1965. Norman Rossington, Norm from A Hard Days Night also appears.  Joe has an entry for it.

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26 August 2011
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brilliant ! thank you! heart

26 August 2011
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There's a very good book, The Beatles' London, co-written by Mark Lewisohn. It should give you all the locations you're ever likely to want to visit. I definitely recommend you visit Abbey Road - it's the one essential place to go to.

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26 August 2011
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Abbey Road Studios have a webcam to the zebra crossing in their site. If you go there, send a message to a friend and ask him to go to the website and "capture" the image of you waving at the camera or crossing the street that would be cool!! stuart-sutcliffestuart-sutcliffe

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29 August 2011
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Thanks for the tips guys . .I won't have time to get the book beforehand although I might pick it up in London.

 

Meantime I've also found:

 

Beatles Store, 231 Baker Street

- site of former Apple Store also on Baker Street, no. 94 apparently there's a JL plaque

 

34 Monatgue Square - house bought by Ringo then leased to John & Yoko, site of famous drug raid

 

former Indaca gallery seems to be in a courtyard somewhere and a bit out of the way. 

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29 August 2011
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mithveaen said:

Abbey Road Studios have a webcam to the zebra crossing in their site. If you go there, send a message to a friend and ask him to go to the website and "capture" the image of you waving at the camera or crossing the street that would be cool!! stuart-sutcliffestuart-sutcliffe

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Now, if anyone happens to be on Baker Street, a picture of 221b wouldn't be turned down.

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29 August 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 With Cumberbatch and Freeman included? *drools*

 

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7 September 2011
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Hi all - I'm back from my London trip.

 

Apart from the obligatory Abbey Road visit (which was actually quite an emotional experience) Beatles-wise I only got to see 3 Savile Road.

Apart from the fact that i was disappointed there was no blue plaque or anything, they were that very day (Sep 1st) erecting scaffolding onto the front of the building . .some restoration work obviously in progress, and badly needed too, given that all the surrounding buildings are dead 'posh'..

anyway I have just learned from the Beatles Coffee shop fb page that this is to become the Abercrombie & Fitch Kid's store..complementing the regular Abercrombie & Fitch which is just across the road on the corner with Burlington Gardens.

Well, as much as I hate the A&F ethos, I suppose 3 Savile Row is going into good hands.....

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7 September 2011
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Hey welcome back!! Did you have pics taken in Abbey Road?? apple01apple01

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8 September 2011
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mithveaen said:

Hey welcome back!! Did you have pics taken in Abbey Road?? apple01apple01

Thanks mith! I don't have them with me atm but I'll get something sorted!paul-mccartney

9 September 2011
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Ok guys here are a few pics of my visit to Abbey Road - hope you can see, I've never used Google pics for sharing before.

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PS that's me in the last pic!

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9 September 2011
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YAYYYY!!! I'm jealous. blue-meanie

 

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9 September 2011
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cheers,

 

on a similar note here's a recent blog post on Abbey Road, August 8th 1969:

The road goes on forever

 

see also John Medd's Ticket to Ride blog post

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