Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, continues to captivate audiences worldwide even years after his passing. In a celebration of his unparalleled legacy, a remarkable exhibition titled “Direct from Graceland: Elvis” is set to take place at Arches London Bridge. This exclusive showcase promises an immersive experience, unveiling over 400 largely unreleased artefacts that chronicle the life and rise of the legendary Elvis Presley.

Introduction to the Exhibition

Direct from Graceland, this exhibition is an ode to the journey of a young boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, who transformed into a global sensation. The narrative woven through these artefacts showcases Elvis’s evolution from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame. Scheduled for a limited season at Arches London Bridge in October 2023, this showcase is an unmissable event for fans and enthusiasts alike.

Exploring the Exhibition

The exhibition offers an unprecedented glimpse into Elvis’s life, featuring an array of treasures that define his legacy. With over 400 artefacts on display, ranging from his prized Ferrari Dino to the iconic Gold Lamé Suit, visitors can trace his journey from a budding musician to a cultural icon. The galleries are meticulously arranged to take guests through the various facets of Elvis’s life – from the man behind the music to the global sensation, the electrifying performer, and the movie star.

Visitors will experience immersive displays paying homage to Elvis’s iconic performances, including The 68 Special, Aloha From Hawaii, and his Las Vegas shows. These experiences allow fans to relive the moments that solidified his status as a cultural icon, offering an intimate connection to his unparalleled talent and charisma.

The Influence of Elvis Presley

Beyond the exhibition, the enduring influence of Elvis Presley on pop culture remains palpable. From the opening of Graceland to the recent Baz Luhrmann film “Elvis” (2022), Elvis’s impact resonates through generations. Graceland’s initiative to bring the exhibition to different parts of the world ensures that fans who cannot physically visit Graceland get a chance to revel in the essence of the King.

Arches London Bridge: The Venue

Arches London Bridge is a brand new cultural destination strategically placed at the very doorstep of London Bridge Station, gateway to one of the world’s most vibrant cities. This impressive venue features five cavernous railway arches and boasts 6m high ceilings, with over 11,000 spacious square feet to host a rich array of exhibitions and cultural events. Arches London Bridge is set to become an iconic landmark of the thriving entertainment scene in the UK and beyond. It already plays host to a dynamic, diverse calendar of events and exhibitions, showcasing the talent of some of the most renowned entertainment producers globally. Conveniently located at 8 Bermondsey St, SE12ER, it is easily accessible from London Bridge Station. The venue’s cavernous railway arches and expansive space ensure an immersive and engaging experience for all visitors. Transport options to the venue are plentiful, with London Bridge Station being a major public transport hub served by various underground and rail lines, ensuring hassle-free accessibility for attendees.

Graceland Shop

After experiencing the exhibition, you’ll discover the gift shop at Arches London Bridge, offering an array of official merchandise sourced directly from Graceland. From clothing and jewelry to an exhibition catalogue and additional items, the shop boasts a diverse selection of gifts to enhance your memorable visit.

Ticket Options Available at the Exhibition

The exhibition offers various ticket options tailored to suit different preferences and groups. Standard tickets are available for adults at a starting price of £19.90 and for children aged 5 to 15 starting at £16.90. Visitors can choose their preferred date and time within a 30-minute slot for an approximate 75-minute visit. Children under 5 can enter for free but require a ticket.

For a more exclusive experience, VIP tickets offer the “White Glove Experience,” allowing holders to handle Elvis’ iconic Gold International Belt and Gold Microphone used in Las Vegas 1969. The VIP Gold ticket, priced at £125, includes entry, a goody bag, and a complimentary drink. Meanwhile, the VIP Silver package caters to corporate groups or special events, offering a closed experience for handling either the Gold International Belt or Gold Microphone, with a minimum booking requirement for seven people.

Flexi tickets provide flexibility, allowing visitors to arrive at any time on their selected date. Adult Flexi tickets are priced at £39.90, while Child Flexi tickets for ages 5 to 15 start at £24.90.

Gift cards are available for purchase, allowing recipients to choose from various ticket types. Additionally, hotel packages by Holiday Extras, including exhibition entry and a nearby 3, 4, or 5-star hotel stay with breakfast, offer an enhanced visit experience.

Family tickets accommodating two adults and two children start from £56.70. Group rates for up to 20 adults are set at £24.90, while larger groups should make bookings through trade@hospitalityline.co.uk.

For grander events, “Canapes with the King” offers a unique opportunity to entertain clients or celebrate special occasions amidst Elvis Presley’s personal possessions. This catering experience requires a minimum booking of 50 people and inquiries can be made via info@archeslondonbridge.co.uk.

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