Time to Get Back! Paul McCartney recreating the Abbey Road album cover while he walks along London’s zebra crossing

Perhaps  it was something in the way he moved – but even with a mask on, there was no mistaking Sir Paul McCartney as he made his way over this zebra crossing.

The fitting thing is that the 79 year-old was walking in the vicinity of the Abbey Road crossing featured on The Beatles 1969 album.

The taxi driver, who was shocked to see him, waved at the star as he crossed St John’s Wood Road in north London.

Sir Paul, who donned a black jacket, cap, and jogging shorts while promoting his latest book, The Lyrics from 1956 to the Present.

A day in the life: Sir Paul in St John's Wood, north London, near the famous Abbey Road crossing

One day in the Life: A Day in Sir Paul’s Wood in north London near the Abbey Road crossing 

After looking into a shop for classic cars, he continued to walk along the canal.

Sir Paul recently spoke out about his love for public transport, despite owning a large fleet of luxury vehicles.

He said: ‘I just like buses. He said: ‘I like buses too. You can get on once you have. [the bus] you had that half hour to look around and I liked observing Liverpool and the people.’

Mask up: Sir Paul went incognito around North London covering up with a cap, mask and glasses

Cover up! Sir Paul disguised himself in North London with glasses, a mask, and a cap.

The Beatles star revealed that his parents were ‘the original inspiration’ for many of his songs.

He said: ‘Thinking about songs that I’ve written at every stage of my career, I came to realise that my parents, Jim and Mary McCartney, were the original inspiration for so much that I’ve written.

‘My mum was very reassuring and, like so many women often are, she was also the one who kept our family going.

‘She kept our spirits up.’

Iconic: The crossing on the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album from 1969

The iconic crossing at the Abbey Road Album cover by The Beatles, 1969