Abbey Road is offering fans the chance to meet Mark Ronson and stay in the studio

Plus you can experience the iconic venue through Virtual Reality in this week's NME

Abbey Road is offering fans the chance to stay in one of its studios overnight through Airbnb.

The iconic London based studio, which in the past has seen Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Adele, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles walk through its doors, is being offered as part of a competition which will also allow one winner plus up to three other guests the opportunity to meet Mark Ronson.

Fans are being asked to write 100-500 characters on the following, which song’s recording do you most wish you’d witnessed at Abbey Road?

NME is also offering fans the opportunity to experience the London based studio through Virtual Reality in this week’s issue, which is out now.


By picking up this week’s magazine, you’ll be able to experience the wonder and history of the legendary recording studios with Google Cardboard. This weekend, thousands of Cardboards will be distributed in select cities*, and for those unfamiliar with the technology, assistants will be on hand to help. The Cardboard viewers will be distributed in London, and regional locations outside of the capital.

Earlier, this month, Rough Trade offered customers the opportunity to stay in their New York City store as part of a new partnership with Sonos and Airbnb.

The store, which is located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, first opened in 2013, where it became the iconic indie label’s first foray into the record store business in the US.

On selected Friday and Saturday nights during the months of October and November, the store will become available to two competition winners, who will be staying in the special ‘Sonos Listening Room’.

The winners will also have access to the “vintage-inspired lounge” of the Listening Room, where they can peruse and play their favourite vinyl records on a Sonos home sound system while reclining in “mid-century modern furnishings.” There will also be an exclusive collection of out-of-print New York music zines, as well as the opportunity to have Rough Trade employees curate a special playlist of the winners’ favourite bands to welcome them upon arrival. A stocked mini-fridge, containing snacks from the local Brooklyn area, will also be available, while the listing encourages the winners to “invite all their friends” to party – though all non-competition winners must vacate the premises by 2am.

*Selected NME distribution points only. Limited cardboards available, one per person.