Handel & Hendrix in London celebrates the London lives and musical legacies of two of the most important figures in musical history, who lived, wrote and played in neighbouring buildings, 240 years apart.
The top floor Mayfair flat which Jimi Hendrix called home during a pivotal period of his life will open permanently to the public on 10 February 2016. Following a £2.4M, two-year period of restoration, building and development, the upper floor rooms of 23 Brook Street will open as part of a genuinely unique new heritage site, celebrating the lives of two great musical figures.
Handel House (25 Brook Street) is the elegant Georgian townhouse where George Frideric Handel lived and worked for 36 years. He wrote many of his greatest works there - including Messiah - held rehearsals and first performances of his music and died in his second-floor bedroom there in 1759.
Handel & Hendrix in London, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other generous donors, will present the London homes of these two remarkable men, revered for their musical talent, and separated by 240 years. Tickets for the Hendrix Flat are on sale at www.handelhendrix.org
At the heart of the Hendrix Flat will be the main living room, painstakingly restored to how it would have been when Hendrix was in residence, and offering an insight into the domestic life of an American superstar musician at the height of his creative powers.
Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Opening hours from 10 February 2016: Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12noon-6pm; Last admission: 5pm.
Admission: Handel & Hendrix: Adult £10; Child £5. Handel House: Adult £7.50; Child £3.
Hendrix Flat: Adult £7.50; Child £3.
Further information: www.handelhendrix.org 020 7495 1685 firstname.lastname@example.org (from 28 Oct) Travel: Bond Street (Jubilee and Central lines). Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines). Bus: Numerous buses serve Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street, stopping within a few minutes' walk of Handel House.