Rock stars are known for their legendary excess so there is no better place in all of the UK than Park Lane to experience the ultimate in old world and new world luxury. Park Lane in London has a rich history of ties to rock and roll ranging from scandal to reverie. Planning a news-making scandal? You’ll have some serious competition and plenty of incredible digs to really make it memorable.
Park Lane hotels such as The Dorchester, the Grosvenor House Hotel, The Four Seasons, the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane, the Park Lane Mews, Hilton London, and the namesake Park Lane hotel, London) have bedded and housed some of the most famous names on the planet, (and some of their, ahem, questionable guests) such as Elton John, Christina Aguilera, members of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and even Liberace—all incognito, of course.
Want to get your own rock and roller on? Learn from the best by viewing the world’s best and their famous garb at the nearby Hard Rock Café, which boasts one of the world’s most amazing collections of rock memorabilia, since it’s been near Park Lane since 1971.
Image is everything, and with the high-end designer stores found on Park Lane, you’ll be attracting super-models, if not running into them shopping along side of you, in no time. If you don’t see any there, you’ll most certainly run into them getting the very best treatments at the most elite spas in the UK such as Spa Illuminata, Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door, and Elimis Day Spa.
Now that you’re all prettied up, take a short drive in your new Maserati, Lamborghini, Testarossa, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce or Bentley (which you can conveniently purchase on Park Lane, as well), to Hyde Park on the edge of Park Lane which has hosted some of the most amazing concerts over the years by bands and performers such as Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, The Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motorhead, The Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Blur, Aerosmith, Daft Punk, The Arcade Fire…the list goes on and on. With a list like this, there’s bound to be a concert somewhere in the near future.
What’s more rock and roll than speaking your mind LOUDLY, especially when it is contrary to the establishment? Head on over to Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park where there is a never-ending litany of people speaking their minds freely on the most controversial of subjects any day of the week.
And if you’re really feeling the rebellious rock and roll spirit, cross the street to Green Park and thumb your nose (at your own risk) and the royal family and their monarchial ways—or serenade them with your own version of God Save the Queen ala the Sex Pistols.
So much carousing during the day makes for a hungry and thirsty. Plenty of noshing among the rich and beautiful at Nobu, Benares, The Promenade at Dorchester, and a slew of other five star restaurants to prime you for a scandalous night out in London, and a hearty foundation for the most salacious of scandals. Rock and Roll Heaven awaits.