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Guided Tour of Handel House

London, United Kingdom

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Overview

Explore the former London homes of baroque composer George Frideric Handel and 1960s guitarist Jimi Hendrix on this 60-minute tour. Meet your guide on Brook Street, where both musical greats lived 200 years apart, and tour the rooms of Handel’s house, where he lived, composed, and died in 1759. Then, head next door to see the painstakingly restored flat that Hendrix called home in 1969. Skip-the-line entrance tickets included.
  • 60-minute Handel and Hendrix Museum guided tour in London
  • Tour the home where George Frideric Handel lived in the mid-1700s
  • See his bedroom, dressing room, and music room where he wrote 'Messiah'
  • Learn about Handel’s life and his contribution to baroque music
  • Visit the next-doot flat where Jimi Hendrix lived in the late 1960s
  • Admission fee included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Avoid long queues with skip-the-line admission
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Departure Point

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

Departure Time

2:00 PM
Travel independently to the Handel and Hendrix Museum, arriving before your 11:30am tour departure. Meet your guide, and learn about the Handel House, where baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759.

Then, climb the 250-year-old staircase to the restored rooms of his home. Musicians often play harpsichords in the house to add extra atmosphere to your visit.

See where Handel composed, rehearsed, and conversed with his musical contemporaries. Learn how he penned his best-known work, Messiah, here and threatened to throw a star soprano from the window when she refused to sing one of his arias.

Then, wander around Handel's dressing room, and the beautiful bedroom where he died, aged 74.

Next, head for 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 fascinating facts.

After your 60-minute tour, perhaps browse the museum shop for souvenirs (own expense). Your experience ends when you leave the museum.
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Handel & Hendrix in London
Meet your guide at 25 Brook Street in central London, make your way up the wonky, 250 year old grade 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 soprano 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 House.  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.   Then you will be led up to the third floor of the museum, where 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. Find out how Hendrix's 1969 bedroom has been painstakingly recreated from intensive research and with the help of those who knew Jimi best. This is the room where Hendrix lived, loved and played guitar in and there are hundreds of stories to find out about.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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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Product code: 41622P2

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