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Abbey Road

The most famous recording studio in the world




Visitor Attraction


Retail Design





A mecca for music fans.

Abbey Road Studios is a global music icon. Originally a nine-bedroom house, it was purchased by the Gramophone Company in 1928 who went on to build the world’s first purpose-built recording studio. Abbey Road is of course synonymous with the legendary work of The Beatles, who recorded 190 of their 210 songs at the studios.

Lumsden was commissioned to create a unique commercial space at the studios, opening up the much-admired building for the first time to music fans from around the world. It was imperative that the store lived up to the high expectations of passionate fans.

Our store design takes its inspiration from Abbey Road’s Studio Two – famously the home of landmark recordings including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. We ensured Abbey Road Studios’ rich history is apparent throughout the store, reflecting not only the who’s who list of artists who have created in the studios but also the many technological breakthroughs that took place inside the Grade II listed building.

Abbey Road Studios is unique, and this store design has been beautifully made to measure. Lumsden has really captured the magic that is in the air at Abbey Road Studios and embodied that in a shop that will be an exciting experience for visitors.
Isabel Garvey
Managing Director, Abbey Road Studios
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