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Handel & Hendrix in London

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Address: 25 Brook Street | Mayfair, London W1K 4HB, England
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+44 20 7495 1685
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Well-curated museum showcasing two diverse talents

This is a beautifully restored town house not far from the bustle of Oxford and Regent Streets but a world away in character and charm. The entrance is round the back and from one... read more

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully restored town house not far from the bustle of Oxford and Regent Streets but a world away in character and charm. The entrance is round the back and from one of those lovely quiet little courtyards that make London so fascinating. We'd booked tickets in advance but I don't think it was necessary. The Handel section... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend is a huge Jimi Hendrix fan so we made a purposeful visit to Handel & Hendrix when last in London so we could set foot in his old flat and see it firsthand. The experience is a combination of Handel (a classical musician) and Hendrix and you pay a combined entry fee to access both homes. We didn't... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to get to. Get off at Bond Street tube station, turn left onto Oxford st then immediately left and walk down South Moulton st. At the bottom turn left and its across the street. There is a lift up to the top floor where the Hendrix flat is. It's fairly small (3 or 4 rooms) but has a nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can I start by pointing out that I have little or no interest in the life of Handel so anyone seeking information on this part of the visit should look elsewhere although I can say there didn't seem much to see there although the staff of volunteers were keen to pass on their knowledge. Ten pounds entrance in Central London... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

As you may know Handel lived here for 36 years, wrote The Messiah here and died here. Although his rooms aren't dripping in 'his' actual artefacts the spaces are reverential and lovely. The real sense of authenticity is attempted upstairs and next door, where Jimi Hendrix lived. There a real effort has been made to replicate the rooms where Hendrix... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Small townhouse with George Frideric Handel's apartment where he wrote the Messiah and the attic apartment of rock legend Jimi Hendrix. It's an interesting insight into the lives of the two musicians. The house is poorly signed and not accessible via the front door on Brook Street. Instead you enter on an alley beside the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We are musicians, so for us to see the room in which Handel wrote Messiah in 24 days was really a thrill. The Hendrix part was not of as much interest as the Handel portion of the property. The surrounding area is full of high-end shops and the street decorations were lovely. But seeing Handel's home for over 30 years... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Took my dad to Hendrix museum because he is such a huge fan and we weren't disappointed. It's not expensive, it is in Mayfair, so a cool spot to wander around after the museum visit. First we went through Hendel's house - very interesting with a small piano and note books that belonged to the famous composer. Then upstairs we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The staff were very well informed, polite, and non-intrusive. They had an in-depth understanding of Handel's life and music, and were wonderful to talk with.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We checked the opening times on the web sites but when we arrived found the doors locked. A heated debate was happening inside with other customers as the venue could not be opened due to being run on a volunteer basis and no staff had shown up. We were turned away and told to come back another day (but won't... More 

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Handel_and_Hendrix, Public Relations Manager at Handel & Hendrix in London, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies. As you have said, we rely heavily on our team of volunteers to open and run the historic houses. Unfortunately on the day you visited we were forced to open 10 minutes late due to our volunteers' availability. This is an extremely rare occurrence and something we are hoping will... More 

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