Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, this is the one that started it all. The brainchild of Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, the cafe attracted customers from day one with first-rate but moderately priced casual American fare (available no-where else in London or the UK at the time), warm service and ubiquitous Rock 'n' Roll music and sensibility - Hard Rock Cafe London became an instant classic.
Still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia donated to the Hard Rock Cafe, Eric Clapton's Lead II Fender, originally donated to reserve a space at the busy bar, the London Cafe is as charming and authentic now as it was 35 years ago. You'll find many of the original serving staff still work the floor here today too! The Cafe is also as famous as ever around town for attracting the best rock stars down for a burger and the occasional "jamming session"!
Come see time fly and lose yourself in our extensive memorabilia collection - one of the most expensive in the world - enjoy some great live music in our Basement bar or just pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere. Hard Rock Cafe London truly ROCKS!
Now on display to the general public free of charge courtesy of The Hard Rock Cafe, a treasure trove of rock 'n' roll memorabilia including the 'Flying V' Gibson played by Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon's hand amended lyrics to 'Imagine' and 'Instant Karma'. Located on the lower ground floor of the merchandise store. Be sure to check it out!
The Beatles & Rock 'n' Roll London Tour
Experience five decades of rock 'n' roll history! This tour includes visits to the homes of Rock's greatest stars both past and present, the Abbey Road recording studio and much more. Tours begin every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday outside Hard Rock Cafe London at 2:00PM