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

Discounts

  • 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.
Handwritten musical score

The Art of Variation

  • 11 April 2017 6:30-7:30pm

This musical programme looks into the art of variation seen in ciacconas, passacailles and doubles. Marta López Fernández (harpsichord) includes a repertoire by Frescobaldi, Muffat and Louis Couperin.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/the-art-of-variation/

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

Admission

£15

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/rituals-to-mould-her-with/

Early music ensemble Arcata Baroque.

The Harmonia Sacra

  • 25 May 2017 6:30-7:30pm

The Harmonia Sacra, or Divine Hymns and Dialogues composed by the best master of the last and present age is probably the most significant collection of Restoration sacred solo music published in England. The first edition appeared in 1688 and features Purcell, Blow, Clarke, Croft, Hymphreys, Turner, Weldon and Locke, and two Latin works by the Italian composers Carestini and Carissimi.

Works selected for this concert include Purcell's The blessed Virgin's expostulation and Evening Hymn; Blow's O that mine eyes would melt into a flood; Humfrey's setting of Donne's poem Wilt thou forgive that sin?; Clarke's Blest be those sweet regions and Croft's What art thou?

Performed by Arcata Baroque - Elin Harries (soprano), Carina Drury (cello), Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/the-harmonia-sacra/

The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968

Hendrix Walking Tours

  • 8 June — 8 July 2017
  • 1 July 2017 12:30-2pm, 3:30-5pm
  • 8 July 2017 12:30-2pm
  • 15 July 2017 12:30-2pm, 3:30-5pm

Hendrix Walking Tour 1- In Jimi’s Footsteps

Saturday 1 July 2017; 12.30-2pm; 3.30-5pm

The first in a series of three Jimi Hendrix themed walking tours. Lasting an hour and a half this tour will take you to seven sites in the Mayfair and Marble Arch areas. Starting from Hendrix’s home in Brook Street the tour will visit other places where he lived, including addresses in Montagu Square and Upper Berkeley Street. The walk will also take in venues Hendrix frequented and the location of his last official interview.

Hendrix Walking Tour 2 – Venues of a Legend

Saturday 8 July 2017; 12.30-2pm; 3.30-5pm

The second in a series of three Jimi Hendrix themed walking tours. Lasting an hour and a half this tour visits nine sites in the New Bond Street and Piccadilly areas connected to Hendrix’s life and career. Starting from Hendrix’s home in Brook Street we go to the site of the studios where Foxy Lady was recorded, the location of The Experience’s first-ever rehearsal, and the venue where the band had their debut performance.

Hendrix Walking Tour 3 – The Final Performance

Saturday 15 July 2017; 12.30-2pm; 3.30-5pm

The last in a series of three Jimi Hendrix themed walking tours. Lasting an hour and a half this tour will take you to nine locations in Oxford Street and Soho associated with Hendrix.

Starting from Hendrix’s home in Brook Street the tour visits the site of a number of venues that Hendrix frequented, including The Speakeasy, Bag O’Nails and the place of his last public performance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/hendrix-walking-tours/

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
Mayfair
London
Greater London
W1K 4HB
England

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Website

www.handelhendrix.org

E-mail

mail@handelhendrix.org

Telephone

Information

020 7495 1685

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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