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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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Back to the Sixties.

Always been a Jimi Hendrix fan, so when we visited London this was on my bucket list, £10 admission was not to bad for a London Attraction, and as Handel lived in the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Zoso A
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What's not to love? No matter if you just like Hendrix or Handle you will enjoy both famous occupants of this address. I loved both & the fact that you can walk around the beds & see things up close as opposed to being kept behind rope. Beautifully restored & run by volunteers . We were fortunate enough to get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was very excited to go to this museum but was disappointed. £10 entrance per person. The Hendrix flat had the bedroom recreated where so many photographs of him were staged which was good but the rest very basic. Didn't learn anything new. Not much info and some of it so low down the wall you almost had to kneel. Few... More 

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Nuertingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there only for Jimi and a tenner seems OK for Händel and Hendrix. The top floor is Jimi's flat he lived in. It is small but nicely done with some info about Jimi and his life in London, some cool pictures, videos and display. His bedroom is re-decorated so you almost feel back in time. If you love... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always been a Jimi Hendrix fan, so when we visited London this was on my bucket list, £10 admission was not to bad for a London Attraction, and as Handel lived in the same buildings but two hundreds years earlier it was buy one get one free. The Jimi Hendrix flat as been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum which is quite expensive (£10) to visit. However if you are a lover of either Handel or Hendrix then it is well worth while. The first 2 floors are taken up with Handel and enthusiastic volunteers will tell you about each room. I went mainly to see the Hendrix part which is on the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love either musician, go to this museum. Look for late Friday openings for a mini concert on the harpsichord, beverages and snacks. I couldn't get enough Handel myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been a fan of Hendrix for several years, I thought I'd try this interesting museum to learn more about his time in London. Not only did I find out things I didn't know and get to see his bedroom, but the part of the museum dedicated to Handel is fascinating, and the layout of both parts is excellent. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Handel House is fascinating and well presented. Ditto the Hendrix flat. Very traditional presentation, lots to read and look at. A strict "No Touching" rule in the Handel House (my 9 year old attracted a stern look from a volunteer for even *pretending* to play the harpsichord! 😂) is offset by a common sense approach to photography (no shooting... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 July 2, 2016

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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