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.
Visitor at Handel & Hendrix in London Friday Late

Hendrix Flat Friday Late

  • 24 August 2018 7-10pm

Come and experience live music, DJs, go-go dancers, psychedelic light and film projections, a pop-up photo exhibition and more at our summer Friday Late at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair.

Taking inspiration from the list of legendary musicians who played at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, we will have live sets from electric bluesman and natural-born storyteller John J Presley, as well as guitarist, songwriter and blues academic Tom Attah, who will both play two sets each – a fully-electric set on the 1st floor and intimate, acoustic set in Hendrix’s bedroom.

Plus special guest DJ Natalia RC of Fortune Teller Records will be providing the soundtrack to the night.

Alongside the music, ‘London’s Go-To 1960’s and 1970’s Go-Go Dancers!’ The Meyer Dancers, will be returning to Brook Street to keep the party going with some Hendrix-inspired routines.

We are really excited to be partnering with Mateus Rosé for this celebration of Jimi Hendrix ‘s epic Isle of Wight festival appearance.
Many people have seen the iconic image of Jimi drinking Mateus Rosé without knowing this picture was taken in his bedroom at 23 Brook Street. In fact there is still a bottle of Mateus on his bedside table today as a tribute to his love of the wine!

On top of all that, we will have a temporary exhibition of rarely seen photos from the original Isle of Wight festivals, psychedelic light projections, face-painting, and the chance to visit parts usually closed to the public, including the stairs that Hendrix would have walked up to get to his third-floor flat, and the guest room where George Harrison, among others, famously stayed.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25

Website

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

Cellists Tatty Theo and Anthony Pleeth

Cellists in Handel’s London

  • 4 September 2018 6:30-7:30pm

The cello enjoyed huge popularity in Handel’s time, and was played by amateurs, professionals and even several members of the Royal family.

Renowned cellists Anthony Pleeth and Tatty Theo perform a selection of sonatas by composers including Bononcini, Handel and Geminiani.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/cellists-handels-london/

Richard Robbins tenor

Passion and Power

  • 18 September 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Richard Robbins (tenor) and Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord) perform arias of Monteverdi and Rameau in a recital that explores the fraught relationship between politics and music of the Italian and French Baroque.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/passion-and-power/

Joanna Harries mezzo soprano

A German Immigrant in London

  • 25 September 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Inspired by Handel’s experience as a German living and working in London, mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries and harpsichordist Will Vann explore a wealth of music from across 18th-century Europe. Composers include Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, and Scarlatti.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/german-immigrant-london/

Jordi Savall Masterclass

Masterclass with Jordi Savall

  • 26 September 2018 11am-12pm

World-class musician, Jordi Savall leads a masterclass with our Handel House Talent alumni member, Kate Conway (viola da gamba). An exceptional chance to see an extraordinary master at work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/masterclass-jordi-savall/

Two musicians playing the recorders

Family Concert: Gulliver’s Travels

  • 27 October 2018 2-1pm

In 1726, 3 years after Handel arrived in Brook Street, Gulliver’s Travels was published in London. Flautotonic bring this instant bestseller to life with an interactive programme that includes recreating soundscapes of the lands
of Lilliput and Brobdingnag.

Flautotonic are Lauren Brant (recorders), David Beaney (recorders and Baroque flute), Rebecca McChyrstal (percussion) and Claire Williams (harpsichord).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £15, Under-16s £2

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/family-concert-gullivers-travels/

Portrait of Handel

Handel and the Mandolin

  • 6 November 2018 6:30-7:30pm

The London Mandolin Quartet pays homage to Handel and to his close friendships with some of the great Baroque composers. Sergio Vacca (mandolin), Maxine Wiltshire (mandolin), John Maw (octave mandola) and Alexander Hart (guitar) will perform specially arranged works by Handel.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/handel-and-the-mandolin/

two musicians standing next to a window

Uniting Styles

  • 4 December 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Flauguissimo celebrate the 350th anniversary of Francois Couperin’s birth with magnificent chamber music by Couperin and Handel. Both were masters of the art of blending styles from different musical traditions. Yu-Wei-Hu (flute) and Johan Löfving (theorbo) are joined for this performance by Magdalena Loth-Hill (violin) and Kate Conway (viola de gamba).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/uniting-styles/

St George's Hanover Square candles

Christmas Showcase

  • 18 December 2018 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/christmas-showcase/

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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