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Handel Hendrix House

Home of a Baroque composer and a Rock legend

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Handel Hendrix House - Home of a Baroque composer and a Rock legend

300 years after Handel moved in, Handel Hendrix House brings together a Baroque composer and a Rock legend in one museum, making for a compelling juxtaposition of these two distinct yet significant figures.

Handel & Hendrix House cares for and presents the London homes of Baroque composer G.F. Handel and rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Open as a museum since 2001 and recently restored to great critical acclaim, Handel & Hendrix House is a place filled with history, intriguing stories, and atmosphere.

Handel House

occupies four floors of 25 Brook Street, the building in which the composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759. The restored historic rooms include his bedroom and the dining room, where he rehearsed his musicians and singers and often gave informal recitals for friends and neighbours. The Hallelujah Project has restored the kitchen on the lower ground floor and the front and back parlours on the ground floor. Additional rooms in the adjoining house are used for exhibitions focusing on aspects of Handel’s life in Georgian London, his legacy, and the baroque instruments heard in his extensive body of work.

The House hosts outstanding baroque performers, curating memorable performances in the intimate setting of Handel’s own house. From Monday matinees, which showcase the latest talents of the London music scene, to sumptuous and intimate evening soirees. You will find all of their concerts listed here on Continuo Connect.

Hendrix Flat

occupies the upper floor of 23 Brook Street, where Jimi Hendrix lived from July 1968 to March 1969. The main room of the flat, where he lived, entertained friends, rehearsed, wrote new music, and gave numerous press and media interviews, has been restored, along with his staircase, which was previously closed off to the public.

A permanent exhibition introduces Hendrix’s place in the musical and social world of 1960s London, his influences, and his legacy. New rooms dedicated to Jimi’s legacy and mesmerizing performances have also been developed.

The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00, for general admission, with talks, music recitals, guitar sessions, and live music nights presented weekly.

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