You’ll find one in every city from Key West to Kuwait. Its burgers (though excellent) nudge £20, it’s cramped, and much of the so-called memorabilia consists of instruments played once and tossed aside. But this Hard Rock was the world’s first, opened in 1971, so there is a grudging authenticity. And you don’t have to eat here to take a free tour of its cellar museum, The Vault (until 10:30pm), packed with historic guitars.
The Hard Rock Café
150 Old Park Lane, W1
Our Rating Neighborhood Mayfair Hours Mon–Thurs 11:30am–12:30am; Fri 11:30am–1am; Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11:30am–10:30pm. Reservations recommended Transportation Tube: Hyde Park Corner Phone 020/7514-1700 Prices Main courses £12–£17 Cuisine Type American Web site The Hard Rock Café
Map150 Old Park Lane, W1 London
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