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Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Rewind to the worlds of baroque composer George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix with this admission ticket to London’s Handel and Hendrix Museum. Head inside the museum on Brook Street, where both musical greats lived, separated by 200 years, and explore their restored homes at your own pace. Wander through the rooms where Handel lived, composed, and died, and see the neighboring flat where Hendrix lived during London’s swinging 1960s.
  • Admission ticket to Handel and Hendrix Museum in London
  • Explore the Handel House, once home to George Frideric Handel, at your own pace
  • See the bedroom, dressing room, and music room where he wrote 'Messiah'
  • Learn about Handel's life and work in London
  • Visit the next-door flat where Jimi Hendrix lived in the late 1960s
  • Browse the gift shop for Handel and Hendrix souvenirs (own expense)
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Departure Point

Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street Mayfair, London W1K 4HB England

Departure Time

11:00 AM
Make your own way to Brook Street, where George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix lived, 200 years apart, in central London, to arrive at your preferred time during the opening hours. Then, head inside and explore at your own pace.

Ascend the 250-year-old staircase in Handel’s house, where he lived from 1723 to 1759. Musicians often play harpsichords in the house to add extra atmosphere to your visit.

Wander through the restored music rooms where he composed, rehearsed, and conversed with the musical luminaries of the time, and discover how he penned his most famous work, Messiah, here.

Explore the dressing room and bedroom, where Handel died, and view any temporary additional exhibitions on his life, work, and contemporaries.

Next, visit the third floor: home to the next-door flat where Jimi Hendrix lived from 1968 to 1969. Hear about swinging 1960s London, and how Hendrix, one of the world’s greatest guitarists, described the flat as the first place he’d called home.

See the main room, recreated to how Jimi had it, and learn how he lived and played here, plus other intriguing facts.

Afterward, browse the gift shop for souvenirs (own expense) before departing and bringing your experience to an end.
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Handel & Hendrix in London
Enjoy an hour or two exploring this hidden historical gem in the heart of London.  At 25 Brook Street, make your way up the wonky, 250 year old  staircase and step back in time into George Frideric Handel's music rooms where he composed, rehearsed, performed and conversed with the leading musical luminaries of the baroque age. This is where he wrote Messiah, and these are the windows from which he threatened to throw opera stars when they refused to sing his arias.   Musicians are often found practicing on one of the harpsichords throughout the day, offering a beautiful atmospheric accompaniment as you make your way around Handel's house - don't miss the adjoining current exhibition celebrating the famed baroque tenor John Beard.   Making your way up to the second floor, you will find yourself in Handel's dressing room and the beautiful bedroom in which he eventually died of old age after 35 years at the heart of English music.   On the third floor of the museum, you will find yourself transported to 60s London and the height of its swinging heyday.  The city which embraced one of the greatest guitarists the world has ever seen and made him famous, London, held a special place in Jimi Hendrix's heart and he described the flat he lived in with his girlfriend Kathy at 23 Brook Street as the first place he'd ever truly called home. Painstakingly recreated from intensive research and with Kathy's invaluable help on numerous tiny details, a short step away is the room made famous in copious film footage and photographs where Jimi lived, loved and played in 1969 before his tragic death just a year later at the height of his fame at the age of just 27.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm
  • Last admission: 5pm
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Handel & Hendrix in London General Admission.

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Calvin T
, Sep 2017
Five stars only because you can't give 500! My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. I'm a Hendrix fan, and that said, spent as much time in the Handel side because of the friendly and knowledgeable staff, who went out of their way to engage, inform and educate. Musicians were practicing for a concert that evening, and I was fortunate to be able to sit and enjoy. Later, a singer was warming up. Hearing harpsichord and strings, as well as an opera singer resonate through a home with so much musical history was otherworldly. The Hendrix flat was as well-done and true to the period as the Handel side. Bravo for having Kathy Etchingham consult on Jimi's room. The intern there was very knowledgeable and informative. The displays of the Epiphone acoustic guitar and Roger Mayer's Octavia, especially the description of Jimi's use of effects and why were outstanding. My visit was the fulfillment of a longstanding dream and a perfect bookend to my visit earlier that week to the Tate Modern to see the Soul Of A Nation exhibit. Thank you for committing the time, effort, and resources to preserving this fragile piece of African American history, as well as tying Jimi's legacy with Handel. Looking at stairs both of them tread fires the imagination. Again, thank you. Calvin Thomas Jr Independent Film Producer Prodigal Altar Boy Films
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I loved visiting Handel and Hendrix...
JaneH1954
, Jul 2017
I loved visiting Handel and Hendrix Museum! I grew up on Jimi Hendrix's music so it was really neat to go through the place where he lived. I wish I would have gotten the man's name who worked there and was in Jimi's bedroom when I walked through. He was full of information and so fun to talk to. I really enjoyed visiting there!
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