Celebrating over 40 years as the AMBASSADORS OF ROCK, nowhere else can you experience the spirit of rock, authentic music memorabilia, classic American cuisine, collectible merchandise and a global commitment to Philanthropy all under one roof.
Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, Hard Rock Cafe London is the one that started it all. Opened in an old Rolls Royce® showroom in the fancy Mayfair neighbourhood, it was created to be London’s first democratic restaurant where the classes could happily mingle. The brainchild of a couple of expatriate Americans, 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. With its warm service and ubiquitous Rock ‘n’ Roll music and sensibility, Hard Rock Cafe London became an instant hit. Still housing the first ever piece of memorabilia ever given to Hard Rock, Eric Clapton’s Lead II Fender donated to reserve a space at the busy bar, and now one of more than 75,000 pieces in the collection.
With a total capacity of 220, Hard Rock London caters to groups of all sizes with an amplified level of customer service. Dine on the best burgers in town and leave with a souvenir from our Rock Shop to add to your collection.
Hard Rock Cafe London is also home to The Vault, London’s only rock ‘n’ roll museum and located in an old Coutts Bank used to protect the Queens coffers. Now it lives up to its name and houses the most valuable pieces of memorabilia in Hard Rock’s collection including Madonna’s bustier from her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, the first ever guitar owned by Sex Pistols’ guitarist Glen Matlock, a western-style shirt worn by the inimitable Keith Moon of The Who from the 1970s, and the harpsichord used by The Beatles to record “All You Need Is Love” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” from the 1967 album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” plus lots more!