Google Street View Now Lets You Check Out a Day in the Life at Abbey Road Studios

By Gerald Lynch on at

From The Beatles to Pink Floyd, there are few halls more hallowed to fans of classic rock than those found at Abbey Road Studios. The London recording melting pot where everything from the Fab Four's Abbey Road to Lady Gaga's Born This Way were laid down, Google is now using its Street View technology to let music fans explore the important musical site.

Not open to the public, this is the only way Joe Bloggs can get inside Abbey Road's doors without having a hit record in their heads. The Street View tour lets you explore the different studios, listen to live recordings laid down in the iconic studio, and even (virtually, of course) muck around with the studio's rare and priceless equipment.

In a nice touch, you can even get a guided tour by Giles Martin, son of Sir George Martin, whose work producing The Beatles lead to pioneering recording techniques. Engineer Mirek Stiles and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne also pop up to offer some talking head facts, figures and insights into the history of the studio. And, if pop music isn't your bag, you can also take a look at videos of orchestras in action, including the epic recording sessions for the soundtracks to films including Star Wars and The Hobbit. [Google]