Venue Review: Hard Rock Cafe, LondonWritten by Ciara Jul 26 2016
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What other venue in London is so full of musical history and authenticity as the Hard Rock Cafe? Situated on the iconic Old Park Lane between Hyde Park and Green Park, right in the heart of London, it almost feels as if the city built itself around it. Opened in June 1971, this is the first ever, the one and only, the genuine Hard Rock Cafe that started the mastodon worldwide craze and unquestionable fascination for the typical American food and incredible cocktails served in a surrounding of rock’n’roll memorabilia and music.
This is the ideal place to host an event that will be remembered and talked about for years. The dedicated events team will make your hosts feel like rock stars and the venue is flexible to suit your every need, from rolling out a red carpet to personalising menus.
Hard Rock Cafe boasts multiple areas that can be privatised for events at very competitive prices. The main space, consisting of two floors each with direct access, cloakrooms and facilities, comes fully equipped and can be hired at any time of the day for conferences, meetings, dinners or parties. The maximum capacity would be 220 delegates for a conference or 110 for a dinner.
We were pleasantly surprised to find a third room, the ‘Back Room’, which can only be accessed from a small entry on Old Park Lane. This room is very different from the main space, whilst still providing the Hard Rock Cafe experience thanks to the music, menus and memorabilia. Smaller and more discrete, this space is perfect for more intimate events and can host up to 60 delegates.
Should you want to push the Hard Rock Cafe experience even further, just cross the road and step into the Rock Shop, where you and your guests will be delighted to find a small staircase taking you down to ‘the Vault’. From Elvis Presley’s coat to one of Madonna’s corsets and guitars belonging the most iconic rock stars, rock music culture immersion is guaranteed in this Ali Baba’s cave.
To sum up, if you are looking to impress your hosts and provide an unforgettable experience in one of London’s most renowned venues, you seriously should consider the Hard Rock Cafe.