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Published: 12 Jul 2019

Up-to-date London venue news includes the opening of the 900-room Hard Rock Hotel, a second Hilton Garden for Heathrow and an extra events space at the Science Museum. 

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos opens first UK property

Hard Rock Hotel London opened at the end of June, adding 900 rooms to the heart of the UK capital. 

Located on the corner of Oxford Street at Marble Arch, Hard Rock Hotel London also features a GMT Bar, a Hard Rock Cafe, a cocktail bar and a Rock Shop.

Music memorabilia is sprinkled throughout the property, telling the story of London's rich musical history. Items include a letter written in 1958 by Buddy Holly and a piano used by a teenage Freddie Mercury. 

Daily live music performances take place in the 370-seat Hard Rock Cafe, while a Rock Royalty hospitality lounge is available as part of room upgrades. 

Hilton Garden opens second Heathrow hotel

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 has opened its doors to guests. 

The new 369-room hotel is the second Hilton Garden Inn located at Europe’s busiest airport. Its sister property features seven meeting rooms for a capacity of 60 delegates and 364 guest rooms. 

The new Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 features runway views and is the first and only hotel at Heathrow Airport to provide guests with direct access to the Queen’s Terminal via a walkway, allowing them to reach departure gates in minutes.

It offers five meeting rooms for up to 36 delegates theatre-style and next month, the property will open a rooftop bar, offering cocktails, food and 360-degree runway views. 

Science Museum extends events offer with Smith Centre

The Science Museum in South Kensington is offering its Smith Centre for both daytime and evening events.

The building, which houses scientific artefacts including a replica pressure suit from the last mission to the Moon, has two event spaces plus an outdoor courtyard. 

The largest space is The Salon, which can host meetings and receptions for up to 200 guests. 

Jodie Guilford, business development and marketing manager at the Science Museum said: “It’s fantastic to be expanding our events offering even further with the addition of the Smith Centre, with the exciting feature of an outdoor courtyard – perfect for the warm summer evenings.”

By Mike Fletcher

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