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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Savile Row is a road I've walked and cycled along often enough, and I knew the Beatles played their final, rooftop concert there, as shown in the film Let it Be, in 1969. But I was never sure on which building it took place: this is it, number 3, close to the back of the Royal Academy. Forty-four years on, there is one small marker-pen note scribbled by a fan next to the front door: "Thank you Beatles!"
A planning notice sign attached to the building's railings suggests the building may soon change its use to become a retail outlet. I suppose it could become a gent's outfitters, as Savile Row is the British epicentre of traditional men's tailoring. Sadly, that's not why I was visiting the street. The John Lewis department store caters for my sartorial needs.