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Handel & Hendrix in London

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Address: 25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England
Phone Number: 442074951685
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of...

In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history's most significant musical artists. 25 Brook Street is the house that belonged to George Frideric Handel and the place where he composed some of the world's most enduring baroque music, including Messiah. On the top floor of 23 Brook Street is the flat where, two centuries later, Jimi Hendrix lived with his girlfriend, record player and guitar. Both were the homes of musical innovators who chose London and changed music. See them together under one roof at Handel & Hendrix in London.

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Handel House

The London Pass is no longer honored. Worth seeing though. Shop owners in the area did not seem to know of the Museums exact location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Elsie L
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hendrix, one of my heroes and probably the greatest guitarist ever this attraction is a very well put together history/tribute to a legend. Well worth the visit to see a piece of history and some great memorabilia.

Thank Ian S
Milngavie, Scotland
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved visiting this museum - it was a privilege to stand in the room where Handel composed his pieces and took rehearsals. Although none of the instruments on display actually belonged to Handel, they all come from the correct period. The staff were very friendly and keen tell us about the rooms, although there were also sheets of information... More 

Thank graemeandcarolyn
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The flat at 23 Brooke Street that Hendrix lived in during 1969 has been completely but faithfully reconstructed and the whole museum - looking at Jimi and Handel - is an outstanding site that is well worth a visit. There is even an original Hendrix guitar on display. There is plenty to see and do in the museum, which is... More 

Thank Goodison70
Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had hope for something a bit 'more' ... not much about Handel's life, actually. Would've been good to have some of his music playing in the background during our visit. Needs some 'livening up' - you have to be a Reader to really appreciate all of the information that is available. Has great potential ... we understand that they have... More 

Thank BobKat1981
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The London Pass is no longer honored. Worth seeing though. Shop owners in the area did not seem to know of the Museums exact location.

Thank Elsie L
Kettering, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The house is pretty interesting. None of Handel's possessions are in the house. They were sold at his death. The house does contain a lot of information about his time at the house and his friends in the local area. Takes about a hour to see all of the displays. Staff is very helpful and of course all Handel lovers.... More 

Thank KenFromUSA
Mississauga, Canada
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Fascinating to stand in the room where Handel composed Messiah. Couldn't stop the music from playing in my head. Definitely worth visiting, and easy to access from Regent Street.

Thank Roger E
Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Handel composed the Messiah while living in this quaint house so we thought it was worth a visit and were glad we did! The staff volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Edward068
Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A small, hidden gem in London, and certainly the most personal museum experience I ever had. The volunteers make you feel welcome, as if you were a personal guest at their home, not Händel's. I also liked the exhibition's approach to Händel as a person, telling you about his friends to reflect on him as a person. With this, you... More 

Thank ModernHeidi
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This a hidden little gem in Mayfair. It transports you back in time. A student was playing the harpsichord when We visited and it felt very authentic. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Will go again and hopefully the refurbishments will be completed. Looking forward to the Handel and Hendrix experience.

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