Hendrix at Home

Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

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Handel House at 25 Brook Street  was home to the great baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759. The only composer museum in London, this landmark address is where Handel composed some of the greatest music in history including Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

The historic house celebrates Handel’s life and works, displaying portraits of Handel and his contemporaries in finely restored Georgian interiors and by bringing live music back to the house. Frequent music rehearsals, weekly concerts, Saturday Talks and exhibitions bring Handel’s world to life.

By strange coincidence, Jimi Hendrix lived in the attic flat in the building next door from 1968-69. The flat was formerly the administrative office for the House and this blog charts the work involved to restore his residence and open it up permanently to the public. The blog is written by Handel House Trustee Sarah Bardwell with staff and other contributors along the way.

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