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

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.
Photo of Woodstock crowd in 1969.

Friday Late – Woodstock Anniversary

  • 18 August 2017 7-10pm

Expect live performances, DJs spinning vinyl, 60s costumes and a pop-up cocktail bar at our next Hendrix Housewarming Party.

This time we’re celebrating all things Woodstock on the same date Hendrix famously headlined the festival.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/friday-late-6/

Right on Kew

Right on Kew

  • 7 September 2017 6:30-7:30pm

The Enlightened Princesses were keen botanists and developers of the Royal Gardens at Kew. Several musical contemporaries, including Telemann and Handel, shared this passion that sometimes directly seeped into their music. Catriona McDermid (bassoon) presents a programme on this theme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £12

Harpsichord

Side by Side

  • 12 September 2017 6:30-7:30pm

In a rare chance to see two Handel House harpsichords side by side, Yonit Kosovske and Rachel Factor present a programme of repertoire both written and transcribed for two harpsichords. Featuring works by18th century composers such as Handel, Vivaldi and more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £15

Handel Hendrix

Hendrix at The Scotch

  • 23 September 2017 7-11pm

After the huge success of last year, we’re back again at the club in Mayfair that famously hosted a then unknown Jimi Hendrix’s first impromptu gig on his first night in England in 1966. Join us at the venue that hosted just about every London music icon of the swinging 60’s for a night of Hendrix-inspired live music, cocktails and DJs spinning vinyl.

Admission

Early bird ticket: £25

Handel Hendrix

The Making of a Princess

  • 28 September 2017 6:30-7:30pm

A well-rounded education in the arts, languages, theology and politics was required of a good princess. Princess Charlotte, future wife of George III, held all of this and more. Emily Owen (soprano) presents a programme all about becoming a princess.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £12

Handel House

The Court as a Stage

  • 12 October 2017 6:30-7:30pm

This concert explores the oboists who made London their home, the royal court their stage, and the royal princesses their audience. Oonagh Lee explores the music they performed and the extent of their personal influence on the musical world of the time. Including works by Sammartini, Handel and Vincent.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £12

Performance portrait Barton

Halloween Friday Late

  • 27 October 2017 7-10pm

A rare opportunity to visit the house after hours, lit by candle and haunted by ghostly figures of the past. With live music and refreshments, this is the perfect event to get you in the mood for Halloween.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15 (Early bird), £20

Tom Attah

Urban Acoustic: Jimi's Blues

  • 8 November 2017 7:30-8:30pm

Tom Attah presents an intimate performance of acoustic guitar pieces exploring the influence of blues music on the electric works of Jimi Hendrix.

Admission

Tickets: £12
Student: £8

Handel House

The Pioneer of Panto

  • 15 December 2017 7-8pm, 8:30-9:30pm
  • 16 December 2017 7-8pm, 8:30-9:30pm

What’s Christmas without a pantomime? When Handel moved into his house on Brook Street, John Rich was entertaining the London crowds with a new form of theatrical comedy. For the first time ever at 25 Brook Street, Handel House presents an extra special evening of Georgian pantomime, harlequins and ballad opera. All of this will take place in different rooms of the house. It’s panto, the like of which hasn’t been seen in London since the 18th century.

Admission

Tickets: £30

Christmas Showcase

Christmas Showcase

  • 21 December 2017 7-8:30pm

Handel House invites you to St. George’s Hanover Square to celebrate the Christmas season with our annual end-of-year concert. Each member of our New Artist Scheme will celebrate their year with us, so expect the very best Baroque music performed by the Handel House Talent musicians, both as soloists and ensembles, plus there will be a world-premiere of the Composer-in-Residence commission of new music inspired by Handel House. Performances will be punctuated with festive carols for all the audience to sing along to.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £15

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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