Handel & Hendrix in London

Handel House Museum
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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday closed.
Last admission is 5pm.

Admission charges

Handel House and the Hendrix Flat:
£10 Adult, £5 Child (5-16 years)

Please note that we recommend visitors book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment


  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Portraits of Handel and his contemporaries, early Georgian furniture, musical instruments, manuscripts.

Collection details

Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Key artists and exhibits

  • Hudson, Mercier, Nazari
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Handel House Talent cellist Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde

The Musick Scene

  • 29 March 2018 1-2pm

Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde (cello) draws upon the cosmopolitan influences of foreign composers living and working in Handel’s London.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Handel House Talent soprano Gwen Martin

Speaking in Tones

  • 17 April 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Giulio Caccini wrote “it occurred to me to introduce a kind of music in which one could almost speak in tones”. In this recital Gwen Martin (soprano) traces Caccini’s development of dramatic recitative and his influence on the composers who followed him.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Sopranos Emily Owen and Jenni Harper in Handel's Music Room, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair

The Rival Queens

  • 24 April 2018 8-9pm

“…it is certainly an apparent Shame that two such well bred Ladies should call Bitch and Whore, should scold and fight like any Billingsgates.” (John Arbuthnot, 1727)

Dive into a world of jealousy, fiery tempers, and more than a little scandal in this immersive operatic experience. You will be led around the historic rooms of Handel House in the midst of the rehearsals for one of Handel’s operas.

Presented by Emily Owen (soprano), accompanied by members of early music ensemble Ceruleo and some special guests, a narrative will unfold through the house shedding light on the infamous rivalry between Handel’s divas Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni.

Come and experience something entirely new fashioned from something old.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Two Baroque musicians performing in costume in Handel's Music Room.

The May Fayre

  • 18 May 2018 7-10pm

Inspired by the infamous annual celebration that took place near Brook Street for most of the 18th century, we’re bringing back the May Fayre for the 2018 Museums at Night festival.

An extra special evening of live Baroque music, dramatic performances and interactive activities to celebrate the history of Mayfair.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Earlybird tickets: £1515



Getting there

Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Oxford Circus and there are numerous buses to Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street.

Handel & Hendrix in London
25 Brook Street
Greater London

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020 7495 1685

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