Handel and Hendrix in Mayfair, London W1K
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This affluent neighbourhood, with its garden squares lined with luxury Mayfair properties, award-winning restaurants, famous museums like Handel and Hendrix and numerous leisure options, is sought-after by buyers searching for an upmarket area to live.
The stunning Handel and Hendrix museum (previously Handel House Museum) on Brook Street comprises beautifully restored rooms in ‘Handel House’ and ‘Hendrix Flat’. Through a fascinating collection of handpicked items, the museum offers visitors a glimpse into the life and works of these legendary musicians.
In the sensitively restored ‘Handel’ rooms occupying two floors of a Georgian townhouse on Brook Street, you will find a magnificent permanent collection of memorabilia, including paintings of classical singers like Faustina Bordoni, early editions of oratorios like the Messiah, manuscripts, prints depicting renowned musical personalities and some of Handel’s letters. Also exhibited is a reproduction of the harpsichord Handel played.
Next door (23, Brook Street) is the Hendrix flat, referred to by Jimi Hendrix as “the only home I ever had”. Opening its doors to the public from 10th February 2016 onwards, the apartment’s carefully recreated period rooms aim to provide fans with a fascinating insight into the world of Jimi Hendrix. The permanent exhibition includes the Hendrix Epiphone FT79 acoustic guitar and snippets of interviews with people who were his frequent guests.
Well worth visiting, this impressive museum at 23 and 25, Brook Street will leave you with a new appreciation for these amazing legends whose work is revered by millions across the globe.
Opening times: Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except Thursdays when the museum remains open till 8:00 PM. On Sundays, the museum is open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Closed on Mondays.
Note: The above timings apply until 9th February 2016 and are for Handel House. If you are planning to visit after this date, check the revised timings for Handel House and Hendrix Flat here.
Admission charges: Visit the website for information on the current admission charges and concessions that you can avail of.
Note: If you are planning a group visit, check the current charges and admission procedures here.
Getting there: Oxford Circus station and Bond Street Tube station are less than five minutes away. There are also several buses which halt a few minutes away from Handel and Hendrix.
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