Several new Elvis treasures are making their way to London as the Direct From Graceland: Elvis exhibition is extended for the summer.

Running until 1 September, the extensive retrospective allows fans from the UK and around the globe to immerse themselves in the life of Elvis Presley.

Fans of The King have flocked to the Arches London Bridge to explore his life and legacy through a kaleidoscopic collection of personal treasures.

Among the new artefacts on display include Elvis Presley’s Gibson J200 leather guitar cover. This cover adorned one of his favourite guitars and was visible on stage throughout Elvis’ rise to fame in the 50s. Synonymous with the King, the exhibition will also see the inclusion of Elvis Presley’s famous TCB aviator sunglasses which will be included in the wildly popular White Glove Experience.

Visitors at Elvis exhibition
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Overwhelming Response

Vice President of Archives and Exhibits at Graceland, Angie Marchese, said: “The overwhelming response to this exhibition is a true testament of Elvis’ enduring legacy. Curating this exhibit that resonates with so many is such an honour and a privilege. As an archivist, we are storytellers and each artefact featured in this exhibition captures a moment in time and has a unique story to tell.”

Elvis Presley’s fashion and eclectic style has created a part of his legacy. Additional inclusions to this exhibition is the red vest worn on set during the filming of his 1968 Comeback Special and his dazzling diamond and ruby ring worn on stage and featured in his concert documentary Elvis On Tour.

Visitor at Elvis Exhibition
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The most significant collection to ever leave Memphis, Direct From Graceland: Elvis includes instruments, stage outfits and personal belongings. The Graceland Archive has assembled a powerful narrative which explores Elvis’ meteoric career, larger-than-life persona, influential sense of style, life at Graceland, plus lesser-known aspects of his early years, hobbies and personal life.

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