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“Where the master lived and composed”

Handel & Hendrix in London
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Handel and Hendrix Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #260 of 1,768 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I was blessed that during my tour a quartet of musicians warmed up and played Baroque compositions which was very exciting. There is a lady called Hazel who looks after the museum. Hazel is a fountain of knowledge, so seek her, ask any question and with her encyclopaedic mind she will provide you with the answer. As Handel was a great friend of Lord Burlington, this museum should be seen alongside the Royal Academy and Chiswick House.

Thank georgegrimes
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This delightfully restored Georgian house is a calm haven amidst the bustle of Bond Street. The composer Handel lived here at 25 Brook Street for most of his adult life, and composed most of his best-known works here, including 'Messiah'; coincidentally Jimi Hendrix lived next door at 23 Brook Street, which has been incorporated into the museum. The entrance is round the back, in Lancashire Court, and as you step onto the cobbles you already feel as if you are walking back in time. Most of the rooms in the museum have knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to share their enthusiasm for Handel with you. If you are lucky, there might be a student practising on the magnificent harpsichord in Handel's music room, or else it is advisable to book in advance for the regular series of recital advertised on the website. A definite must for lovers of baroque music or those interested in Georgian architecture.

Thank Samir S
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The most surprising thing about this stop is that people can use the "rehearsal room" for rehearsal (it is also their performance space.) When I was there, someone was using it and so with the acoustics, you could really get a sense of what Handel might have heard as he would listen to his pieces performed for the first time.

NOTE: The entrance is on the back side of the building.

Thank J B
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We visited this house/museum because one of us like Georgian houses but it was a bonus that we could visit this house where Handel lived and made his music. We enjoyed this visit which was helped by the volunteers and their knowledge plus the music entertainment with visiting musicians practicing various pieces.
It is not easy to find as the entrance is down an alley but we were told one day they hope to restore the frontage back to its former glory and there will be a front entrance.

Thank kvh315
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Lovely house in perfect location - quiet and off the main drag. Very well preserved rooms and instruments; knowledgeable staff.

Thank gailSheringham
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