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Video: Take a tour of Abbey Road Studios - via your mobile phone

Published 15/04/2015 | 21:07

It has the most famous zebra crossing in the world outside it, and has hosted every major name in music in the last 80 years, but Abbey Road Studios has never before been open to the public.

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Despite receiving around 500,000 visitors a year, most to walk the famous crossing, the studio doors have been shut to those not recording ever since 1931 - that is, until now, and a new collaboration with Google.

The result is Inside Abbey Road, a new web app that takes users on an interactive, immersive and hugely detailed virtual tour of the inner workings of Abbey Road.

"For the first time ever we are allowing people to access Abbey Road on a laptop, tablet or even from their mobile phones," said Tom Seymour, Creative Lab, Google.

"We want people to experience the stories, the anecdotes, the innovations and the history of the space."

Producer at Abbey Road, Giles Martin said that the venue is "an extraordinary place full of innovation and legacy".

"Every day something incredible is happening. Incredible people walk through the doors," he said.

"We as humans have been creating music since we could hit rocks together and somewhere like Abbey Road have been doing their very best to recreate that as a part of that".

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