Sleep like a Rock Legend at The Cumberland

Hotels, What's New — By Erin Gallagher Maury on September 24, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Jimi Hendrix’s last known address was on the fifth floor of The Cumberland hotel overlooking London’s Marble Arch. Just days later he died from an overdose at his girlfriend’s apartment on September 18, 1970.

Marking the 40th anniversary of his death, the hotel has reconstructed the rock icon’s former suite into a ‘Hendrix Experience’ with period style white leather furniture and psychedelic fabrics. Framed New Musical Express covers and articles, fiber optic lighting, a huge mural headboard and even an authentic Gibson Flying V line the walls creating a stunning trip back to the 19060s. In conjunction with the current Hendrix in Britain exhibit, Barrie Wentzell’s vintage photographs of the legend are also on display in the hotel lobby.

The only thing the hotel doesn’t supply are the foxy ladies.

The Hendrix Suite courtesy of The Cumberland

£399 bed & breakfast for 2. Includes a bottle of Smokehead Scotch & a £10 donation to the Jimi Hendrix Foundation.

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