Direct From Graceland : Elvis
Step Inside The Legacy

“A unique opportunity to step inside the world of Elvis which captures the essence of his unparalleled influence and fame”.

For die-hard Elvis fans, the Graceland Elvis Exhibition at Arches London Bridge is a sure pilgrimage, providing a glimpse into the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. While Elvis never graced London with his presence, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to step inside his world, capturing the essence of his unparalleled influence and fame.

Nestled within the newly established Arches London Bridge, the exhibition invites visitors with its prime location in one of the arches of London Bridge train station. Accessible via both tube and rail, the venue has a bar and lounge area upon entry, alongside a well-stocked gift shop.

The experience starts with an insightful audio guide, guiding patrons on a rapid but comprehensive tour through the life of Elvis. From his humble beginnings and family background to his rise in the music industry, the exhibition meticulously chronicles his journey, allowing visitors to delve deeper into the persona that captured the hearts of millions worldwide.

An assortment of carefully curated memorabilia graces the exhibition, including an eclectic mix of personal artifacts and promotional materials from Elvis's heyday. An entire room is adorned with original movie posters.

Not everything written is included in the audio guide, one anecdote that made me smile was about Elvis dressing up as a police officer, pulling people over then giving them his autograph. The police light, badge and uniform are on display.

Beyond the captivating stories and artifacts, the exhibition includes an impressive array of stage costumes, vintage cars, dazzling jewellery, and gold discs. However, it's worth noting that some of the items displayed might differ from the ones depicted on the website.

A visit to the Direct from Graceland Elvis not only offers a fascinating immersion into the life of the legendary performer but also enables connections with fellow enthusiasts. Embrace the opportunity to engage with other attendees, each possessing their unique tales and experiences related to the one and only Elvis. With the flexibility to pause and resume the audio guide, the exhibition ensures that no detail of this extraordinary journey is missed.

Overall, the Direct from Graceland Elvis at Arches London Bridge is a must-visit for anyone seeking an intimate encounter with the timeless charisma and unparalleled musical legacy of the one and only King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Direct From Graceland : Elvis - Step Inside The Legacy runs at Arches London Bridge until the 25th February 2024.  Tickets available here: Direct from Graceland: Elvis (elvislondonbridge.co.uk)

Review written by Valentine Gale-Sides

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