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 12pm-6pm.
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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Oil on canvas portrait of John Beard

John Beard: Handel’s Tenor

  • 14 September 2016 — 19 February 2017 *on now

This exhibition explores the extraordinary life of the celebrated tenor, John Beard – Handel’s ‘tenor of choice’.

This theatre star and 18th century celebrity premiered several roles for Handel in a variety of opera and oratorio, wowed the public at the pleasure gardens with patriotic ballads and nonsense songs, and expertly managed the Covent Garden Theatre until his retirement.

This exhibition presents the curious circumstances of his first marriage, music scores with Beard’s own performance markings, evidence of his kind philanthropy and many other fascinating items from his life. Alongside this, a painting of John Rich, Theatre Manager and Beard’s father-in-law, attributed to William Hogarth will be displayed in Handel’s Music Room in its first public outing, alongside an iconic painting of John Beard by Thomas Hudson.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Included with General Admission to the whole house - £10



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.
Beautiful designs on our Handel House harpsichord

Six Strings of Apollo - A Valentine's Day concert at Handel House

  • 14 February 2017 6:30-7:30pm

Perfect for the music lover in your life, why not try something different this Valentine's

On the evening of Valentine’s Day enjoy an intimate harpsichord recital at Handel’s historic London address of 25 Brook Street, Mayfair.

Royal Academy of Music student Martyna Kazmierczak will perform the very finest French suites and Viennese fugues, centred around Johann Pachelbel’s mythology-inspired Hexachordum Apollinis.

Suitable for

  • Any age





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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