You can now take a Virtual Reality Tour of Abbey Road Studios | London Evening Standard


The new app will transport music fans through a virtual reality tour of the legendary Abbey Road music studios made famous by the Beatles.

Over the years, the studios have been used by some of music’s biggest names, including Oasis, Adele and rapper Kanye West, alongside recording scores for films like Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Now the Inside the Abbey Road app lets people take a virtual walk through places not accessible to the public, including the drum room of Studio 3, the space where Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett recorded some of their greatest hits.

By opening the door to Studio 1, users can also experience a surround sound recording of the London Symphony Orchestra.

In another part of the building, mastering suites will show how records are polished by engineers before they go on sale.

It also includes a guide to the history of the St John’s Wood site by Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer Sir George.

The app is a collaboration between the studios and Google Play, updated from a version released last year to use the company’s Cardboard virtual reality viewer.

Mr Martin, a producer in his own right who worked with Sir Paul McCartney, said: “Abbey Road Studios has been a beehive of creativity and a source of world-class recordings for over 80 years.

“The artists who use the studios have sold countless millions of records and helped create popular culture as we know it today. It’s an inspiring place and an honor for me to work there today. .

“This collaboration with Google gives the outside world a great insight into the day-to-day workings of the studio and allows anyone to glimpse the magic that takes place inside the world’s most famous recording studio.”

Studio Managing Director Isabel Garvey said: “With this incredible virtual reality technology, music lovers will be completely immersed in the sights and sounds of Abbey Road in ways we could never have imagined.”

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