Hendrix at Home

Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Capital Project

‘Discovering Hendrix: At Handel House’ is a Project forming the first phase of the Masterplan to restore, refurbish and improve Handel’s house at No.25 and the Hendrix flat at No.23 Brook Street.

The Handel House Trust’s mission is to encourage as many people as possible to experience the unique, atmospheric heritage of the buildings at No. 23 and No. 25 Brook Street – an 18th-century sanctuary in the heart of bustling 21st-century London.

The Project will preserve this important heritage site for the enjoyment of future generations whilst allowing us to develop and broaden its reach to a more diverse audience, and further improve its learning and volunteer work.

As well as providing the historic house with much needed facilities to allow us to provide a better visitor experience and inclusive access, the Project aims to restore authentically the flat in which Jimi Hendrix lived at the top of No. 23 in the 1960’s, and introduce his association with the buildings into its permanent interpretation.

The first phase of the Masterplan will seek to encourage more people from a broader age range and more diverse sections of society to experience and understand the amazing stories of two remarkable men, separated by two hundred years, in neighbouring buildings in the heart of London. Whilst there are interesting parallels between Handel and Hendrix that may be explored, the organisation’s primary focus to celebrate the Handel story will continue to be maintained and the concerns of traditional Handel audiences safeguarded.

The second phase of the Masterplan will be to restore the basement and ground floor of Handel’s House at No. 25 to allow visitors to experience Handel’s home in its entirety and reinstate the original entrance from the Brook Street frontage.

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If you would like to comment on the project, please click to complete a short survey here.

For more information on the project visit the Handel & Hendrix in London website now.

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