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Handel and Hendrix in London

  • 23–25 Brook St., entrance in Lancashire Court Map It
  • Mayfair

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This newly renamed museum celebrates the lives of not one, but two, musical geniuses: classical composer George Frederick Handel and rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Comprising two adjoining buildings, the bulk of the museum centers on the life and works of Handel who lived at No. 25 for more than 30 years until his death in 1759. In rooms decorated in fine Georgian style, you can linger over original manuscripts and gaze at portraits. Some of the composer's most famous pieces were created here, including the Messiah and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Fast-forward 200 years or so, and the apartment on the upper floors of No. 23 housed one of rock's great innovators, Jimi Hendrix, for a short but creative period in the late 1960s. Formerly the museum's administrative offices, Hendrix's apartment has now been lovingly restored to its late 1960s heyday and is open to the public.

Sight Information

Address:

23–25 Brook St., entrance in Lancashire Court, London, W1K 4HB, England

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Phone:

020-7495–1685

Sight Details:

  • £7.50 for each exhibition; £10 combined ticket for both. Visits must be booked in advance

Published 08/30/2016

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