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.
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

Performance portrait Barton

Halloween Friday Late

  • 27 October 2017 7-10pm

Part of this October’s Museums at Night, we have an evening of live music, performances and interactive activities to celebrate the darker sides of the lives and music of Handel & Hendrix.

On the first floor, in Handel’s Music Room, a narrative will unfold from performances of some of Handel’s more otherworldly operatic pieces. An extra level of mystery is added with the knowledge that before opening to the public in 2001, Handel House organised an exorcism to be carried out by a local priest after volunteers and members of staff felt a presence in these 18th century rooms.

On the second floor, Handel’s bedroom – the room where the great composer died in 1759 – will be taken over by the Art Macabre.
London’s purveyors of life drawing with a theatrical twist invite you to sketch visions from Handel’s dreams and nightmares conjured up within his bedroom. Capture in pencil a duo of Georgian ghosts at this dark drop-in drawing salon and create a unique memento to take home.

Up on the third floor, where Hendrix lived in 1969, visitors will have the opportunity to feel the spirit of Jimi back in 23 Brook Street for an evening. We will be playing vinyl from Hendrix’s record collection and there will be surprise live performances through the night.

All of this, plus special Halloween cocktails at our pop-up bar.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£15 (Early bird), £20

Website

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

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

logo: Museums at Night

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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