Harrock n roll:
looks as if it's taken near Broadcasting House in Portland Place
A little bit further away, but not too
They are actually on Guilford Street, just off Russell Square, having left the President Hotel, where they were staying.
If you look at Google Street View, you can see the corner they were on
when Dezo Hoffman took the picture - the way the pavement flares out, giving the odd angle to the houses on the far side of the road; the person in the blue shirt in the picture is about where The Beatles were at the time.
Most tellingly, although they are passing an open, pillared area under the multi-storey building, which has been walled in and is occupied by a bank today, you can still see the same wall and railing sticking out at right-angles from the bank's wall in the picture from the Sixties, where it is about the level of George's left thigh.
There are quite a few photos from the same shoot, along a route to a Soho tailor's where were they measured for suits - some of them taken in the gardens in the middle of Russell Square.
They've done a really nice job on the picture, as it has been tidied up and colour tinted, being that it was taken in black and white. Some extraneous people are now gone from the background, and George's tie has been made longer, instead of finishing well short of his waist! It's colour pictures taken in the square gardens which have allowed them the reference material needed to colourize the pictures accurately.
I hope the music is as good - apparently the tapes are more recently sourced than the original volume one (which I thought was excellent!), and are of better quality than what they had for these numbers before, which is why they can release new collection now.