Abbey Road Crossing Now Officially Historical

It’s official. The world’s most iconic pedestrian crossing is now a protected heritage site.

Tourism chief John Penrose yesterday announced it will be made a Grade II listed site of cultural significance.

Sir Paul McCartney, who features on the cover with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, was delighted at the news.

The crossing in North London is the first to be awarded listed status, which is normally reserved for historic buildings.

Mr Penrose said: “It is a testimony to the Beatles that, more than 40 years on, it continues to attract thousands of visitors each year.”

We have to agree. No other crosswalk has inspired more parodies than Abbey Road. And its significance has only grown along with the legends who made it famous in the first place.

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