3. London: Hard Rock Tour with Optional Lunch
Meet your expert guide at the recently-launched Hard Rock Hotel London for a brief walkthrough of iconic items such as Freddie Mercury’s piano, one of Ozzy Osbourne’s stage outfits, and incredible letters written by Buddy Holly. Afterward, journey through the quiet back streets of Mayfair and see an amazing property where both Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel lived, as well as the home of The Bee Gees. Then step out onto the street with your expert guide for a walking tour through the ’60s and ’70s. Travel back 5 decades at Saville Row for The Beatles' final concert and discover a doorway that saw the birth of one of David Bowie’s most famous alter-egos.
Next, pull up to London’s only rock n’ roll museum: The Vault, a treasure trove featuring the most valuable pieces of music memorabilia from across the globe. Gaze in wonder as one of Hard Rock’s experts takes you down into the basement and into a music lover’s paradise. Later, as you cruise along the Strand, keep an eye out for one of London’s most celebrated hotels, discover a former theatre location where Beatles impresario, Brian Epstein, used to run rock shows, and visit the renowned Tin Pan Alley.
Finish the afternoon with an optional 2-course lunch at the world's first Hard Rock Cafe in Mayfair. Choose from a set menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options.
After lunch, continue to Harry Nilsson’s former flat and discover why it has gained the reputation of "London's most morbid cursed apartment". At Garden Lodge, see the former home of Queen legend Freddie Mercury and learn about his lifelong love story.
Next up, it's trivia time. Put your knowledge to the test as you join the ‘School of Rock’ with questions by Rita Gilligan – Hard Rock’s original Rock n’ Roll waitress, international ambassador, and MBE.
No rock tour of London would be complete without a visit to the world’s most famous pedestrian crossing, Abbey Road. Get in step as you take that legendary walk across the crossing re-creating one of the most famous album covers of all time.
Finish your tour at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus. Be wowed by the walls adorned with authentic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia from decades of music history. See pieces from artists such as Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, as well as outfits worn by more contemporary artists like Shakira and Nicki Minaj. Learn about the history of the pieces from your guide before finishing your tour at the largest Rock Shop in the world.