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


  • 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.
Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix Talks

  • 23 March 2019 11am-12pm
  • 27 April 2019 11am-12pm

Join one of our upcoming Hendrix talks focusing on how Jimi Hendrix used the guitar and changed the way we think about music
Guitarist, and expert of Jimi Hendrix’s sound, Nigel Jones presents this series of interactive talks each with a theme related to an event in Hendrix’s life.

Saturday 26 January 11am-12pm
Crosstown Rhythms
In many ways Hendrix was the complete guitarist. As well as being a master of improvisation and soloing, Hendrix was equally adept at playing rhythm guitar – often at the same time as playing lead!
In this session Nigel will explore Jimi’s unique approach to chords and ‘rhythm playing’ .

Saturday 23 February 11am-12pm
The Art of the Riff
Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Purple Haze, Foxy Lady – Hendrix’s riffs are still often voted some of the greatest of all time. This talk will take a look at the biggest ‘riffs’ Jimi came up with and how they still shape guitar playing to this day.

Saturday 23 March 11am-12pm
The Cry of Love
Arguably most of Hendrix’s most iconic music was written and recorded with the Jimi Hendrix Experience for their three essential albums Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland. However some of Hendrix’s most eclectic and influential music was created outside of the Experience. This talk will take a closer look at this music music that in many ways was the most ahead of it’s time.

Saturday 27 April 11am-12pm
Hit Record
For our final week Nigel will shine a light on some of the innovative recording techniques that Hendrix pioneered and how he used overdubbing to build a much bigger guitar sound.

Tickets: £12

Suitable for

  • Any age





Jimi Hendrix in 1968

Guitar Workshops

  • 13 April 2019 11am-12pm

Our Guitar Workshops are a great chance to learn some new licks in a friendly environment with other guitar players. These 1-hour sessions are an open forum for all guitarists, from absolute beginners to old pros. All you need to do is bring your guitar.

As our resident guitar teacher Nigel Jones puts it:

“These Guitar Workshops are an amazing way to spend an hour of your life. It doesn’t matter if you’re an advanced player or a beginner. It’s a relaxed environment with no egos. A chance to spend time learning in this inspirational location. What guitar player wouldn’t want to do this?”

Now is the time to come and fill Hendrix’s home with riffs once again!

Suitable for

  • Any age





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
Greater London

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020 7495 1685

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