abbey road open house

Abbey Road Studios ends week of Open House public visits

Last week marked a rare Open House week of public tours of Abbey Road Studios.

The £100 a ticket event saw the studios welcome the public and experience a rare moment of downtime with reactions captured below.

While much of the visits were focused around The Beatles, guests did get an insight into what goes in to making a track with engineers on hand to lead them through the process. And yes, one person appeared to have ‘sung’ in the studios.

No photography or filming was allowed inside the building in line with the strict no photography rules of the studios.

In a statement during launch, Abbey Road Studios commented:

Abbey Road: Open House is part of Abbey Road Studios’ 90th anniversary celebrations, taking guests on a specially curated journey through the Studios’ history. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to explore all three of the original recording rooms made famous by artists from Shirley BasseyThe BeatlesPink Floyd and Kate Bush to OasisKanye WestAdeleEd Sheeran and Frank Ocean and discover the stories that made Abbey Road a legend. Beyond the Studios, visitors will be able to access the control rooms and the famous Studio Two Echo Chamber – all with a rich history dating back to 1931. Giving more access than ever before, ticketholders will be able to explore the Studios’ legacy of innovation from the patenting of stereo to the invention of numerous recording techniques still used across the globe today. The Open House will also cover the Studios’ rich history of film scoring and demonstrate how the studios have been used to record the music from some of the biggest movies ever made, including Raiders of the Lost ArkThe Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, many of the Harry PotterMarvel and Star Wars films, Black PantherThe Kings Speech, and the Oscar winning scores for Gravity and The Shape of Water”.