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
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.
17th century harpsichord at Handel House

Boneyards & Bluestockings

  • 23 March 2017 6:30-7:30pm *on now

Elin Harries (soprano) is joined by harpsichordist Yeo Yat-Soon with a programme of early English classical songs with words by the pre-Gothic English poets.

‘Boneyard Boys’ refers to a group of poets considered a precursor of the gothic movement. The ‘Bluestockings’, led by Elizabeth Montague, were a group of intellectual elites who fought for the civil rights of women and social justice. Despite their differences, their writing has undisputed similarities.

The concert includes music by the likes of Haydn, Salomon and Galuppi.

Suitable for

  • Any age





The composers Effy and Litha Efthymiou.

Rituals to Mould Her With

  • 19 May 2017 7-8pm

Award-winning composers Effy and Litha Efthymiou present a new multimedia experience, fusing music for harpsichord, electronics, percussion and found objects with theatre and movement. The show unites ‘Britain’s most progressive harpsichordist’ (The Independent on Sunday), Jane Chapman, with actor Esme Patey-Ford and dance artist Harriet Parker-Beldeau, and has drawn material from 1500-year-old manuscripts of early medieval Iberia.

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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