The Saturday Street is our weekly series in which we unlock the stories behind the names of London's famous thoroughfares. It's compiled by London Walks guide Karen – listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as The World's Greatest Tour Guide.
You can find Karen on Saturdays guiding her Old Westminster and British Museum walks. If you've got a London street query or suggestion, email Karen at the usual address
Abbey Road NW8
Location: In the City of Westminster & the Borough of Camden.
Abbey Road is named for the Abbey Farm of nearby Kilburn Priory, established around the year 1130, a small monastic community dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1537.
It is now home to the world’s most famous zebra crossing. Be careful when crossing and taking photos!!
The Beatles Walk takes place every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.
POST UPDATED 22/3/16
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