A lollipop lady could be used at the iconic Abbey Road crossing made famous by the Beatles to ensure tourists are kept safe.
Since the legendary band shot their Abbey Road album cover in August 1969, tourists from all over the world have flocked to the zebra crossing in St John's Wood to recreate the famous picture.
Westminster Council has now raised fears over the safety of the thousands of visitors who slowly and often constantly walk over the crossing as their photo is taken.
Neighbours living in the area have also complained about the increase in traffic in the middle of summer when there are more tourists.
Tourist buses can also cause a build-up of traffic by parking on yellow lines or double-parking in the road.
The council is discussing how to manage the busy traffic and employing a lollipop lady or man is under consideration.
A spokesman said: ''Safety concerns at the crossing are being discussed and we are looking at the options.
''We're looking at what the best thing is to do. The council is, to some extent, responsible for keeping people safe.
"Local Abbey Road ward councillors raised their residents' concerns about the number of tourists spilling into the road and traffic near the crossing at the height of the summer season, and put forward various suggestions, asking the city council to review pedestrian safety and crowd management.
"However, no proposals have been agreed by the council, nor the review completed."
The crossing was given Grade II listed building status in December 2010 and the council has to repaint the wall next to the zebra crossing every three months to cover up graffiti drawn by Beatles fans.
A live camera feed on the Abbey Road studios website shows how popular the crossing is.