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.
Mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries

Handel’s New Star: Giovanni Carestini

  • 19 July 2018 1-2pm

The year is 1733 and Handel’s most famous singer, the castrato Senesino, has just left him for the rival London opera company.
He pins his hopes on a new rising star: Giovanni Carestini, whose unique voice reportedly runs the full gamut from a powerful clear soprano to a full and rich alto.

Featuring music from Handel’s Ariodante and Alcina, as well as lesser-known works, Joanna Harries (mezzo-soprano) explores some of Carestini (and Handel’s) greatest hits.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/handels-new-star-giovanni-carestini/

Fender Stratocaster at Handel & Hendrix in London

Guitar Workshops

  • 11 August 2018 11am-12pm

Ever dreamed of playing guitar like Hendrix? How about learning to play guitar in Jimi Hendrix’s former home.

Our guitar workshops are an open forum for all levels, including beginners.

Now is the time to come fill Hendrix’s home with the sound of guitar. No more excuses, it’s time to plug in and play at Brook Street.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 (includes general admission)

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/learn-play-like-hendrix-group-lessons/

Handel's Music Room

Two by Two

  • 24 July 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Twin brothers Zsombor and Gergely Tóth-Vajna play keyboard sonatas for four-hands by JC Bach with some of Handel’s greatest music for the harpsichord. Both composers came to London from Germany, and lived in the same area, albeit at different periods.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/two-by-two/

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 for 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/

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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