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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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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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A very good personal experience.

Visited the Rolling Stones exhibition and then went on the the Jimi Hendrix exhibition.Both different but both well worth seeing. The Hendrix one is a much more personal display... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to visiting Handel's House (now called Handel & Hendrix) in London with our musical grandson. However, it is a big and expensive disappointment. Firstly, there are no student discounts so you pay 10 pounds to see a few rooms without Handel's original furniture and absolutely no music. There were three CD players and none of them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Rolling Stones exhibition and then went on the the Jimi Hendrix exhibition.Both different but both well worth seeing. The Hendrix one is a much more personal display. The bedroom is really well done and you certainly get the mood of the times. Staff are very helpful and it is well worth a visit. The timeline wall is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to visit the newly opened reconstructed Hendrix flat and enjoyed it very much. I had booked my ticket in advance and did not have much competition for space at 3 pm on a Monday. Hendrix record collection was particularly interesting for a vinyl enthusiast like me and yes, we shared some titles. The bottle of Mateus Rose in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Little to see and that poorly signed. Very bad value for the £10 cost. I cannot recommend other than saving your money for better places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Free attendance if you go to a music concert in the museum. Hendrix part is better developed than Handel rooms. Jimi's appartment was reconstructed with his ex-girlfriend and friends help, apparentely, noone from Handel's pals were survived :-) Earphones in Handel's part of the museum are not working. No audioguides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Okay, so we went here on Sunday 12th June 2016. Extremely easy to locate but the front door is around the back by the pub which was slightly odd but who cares about that! Just something to remember when you're standing in front of it looking like a lemon expecting the front door to be on the front. We paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I bought a ticket on line in order to get a reserved time for entry, this only applies to the Hendrix house I understand but on the day the house was not busy and I was able to walk easily between the two even thought they have different entries (Handel on Brook Street- keep looking as it is easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked in off the street to view the H houses. Volunteer guides were available on each level and there were no issues regarding photos. Handel's house unfortunately had no original artefacts but did have period musical instruments. Hendrix's record collection was an eclectic mix and reflected his interest in Handel's connection with the house. Great audio clips of recording... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Paid £10 each to visit and booked online as recommended as this is quite space restricted. Some interesting exhibits and the bedroom of Hendrix flat, which is all that is left of it was also worth a visit, but expensive at the price. However, you pay an extra charge to buy tickets on line and can only purchase 2 at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Handel House - no evidence of how Handel might have lived. Very confusing organisation - we didn't know if it was a tour, or wander round - nobody helped us. Lots of very boring writing, few artefacts. The only plus was a young girl who was providing lots of information in one room (the bedroom.) Very poor. Hendrix flat much... More 

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